The answer is YES! You CAN Live (and Invest) Overseas
For the past several years I have been researching options for retirement which included living overseas.
In 2013 I was 52 years old and finishing two degrees. I had picked up where I left off years earlier when I never could complete my University schooling due to job and family commitments.
But the opportunity came again, and I snatched it up with full zeal and drive to succeed. I finished an Associates Degree in less than 1 year and went on to a University and was able to complete my Bachelor’s degree in 1 year. Whew! In 2 years I obtained 2 degrees at age 53! I was proud of myself. I felt really good about completing this chapter of my life.
So what does this have to do with living overseas and retirement?
Well, in having to write many papers throughout my University schooling I picked topics that I felt were relevant to my life at the time. Middle-aged and knowing that retirement was a good 10 years away, I wanted to put a plan into action.
I started researching everything I could on this topic. That’s when I came across a website called Live and Invest Overseas and sent off for a free report on France. I was thrilled to have found such a treasure trove of information that pertained to my goals!
Prior to that I had my secret doubts about being able to move overseas, let alone live comfortably. There were too many variables that I didn’t know how to plan. I didn’t know if this was a “pie-in-the-sky” dream or could it be a liveable, reachable goal?
Pie-in-the-Sky or For Real?
I ordered the book on retiring to France.
I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, I learned so much that I was eager to share what I learned so I wrote a paper on it for one of my English classes.
My Professor called me in one day for a meeting to discuss my project. (She wasn’t wanting to discuss things via email or even phone, she wanted to meet this middle-aged woman who had “interesting topic” ideas for a thesis paper)
When she met me, she realized I was serious about my topic. Yet, she was skeptical on the reality of someone my age actually picking up and leaving America to retire in a foreign land. Her doubts were obvious.
So I told her about Live and Invest Overseas and all the research I had been doing on my paper topic. The more I went on with my facts, the more confident I was about choosing my topic because just saying this all out loud to someone (besides my family) seemed to make it more real.
The Best is Offered
I ended up bringing out the best in myself and in the process my Professor sat back and nodded with interest with what I was saying. She even laughed and said she would consider it herself if it wasn’t for her work. I reminded her positively “you never know!” Sometimes things that seem out of reach are possible and very attainable.
She ended up giving me an A on my writing assignment. Thanks to the France Resource Kit
You too, can figure out if living overseas is a good match for yourself and/or your family. There are many countries to choose from. Here's a broader article on the topic that focuses on how you can live cheaper in another country. See The Pros and Cons of Moving Abroad by Tim Leffel
Check out the Passport to Freedom that focuses on how you can even obtain a second passport to living overseas! Bonne Chance!
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