Category Archives: Q & A From our Readers

My Wife Wants to Retire Now, but Needs Her Employer Sponsored Health Care

We understand your wife’s hesitation in giving up her work-provided health care. Getting sick or needing medical attention in the US is very expensive. Continue reading

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Safety in Guatemala

We think that Guatemala is one of the best kept secrets in terms of a place to retire. Continue reading

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Active Adult Communities for Retirement

The best time to look for houses for sale is just before the annual lifestyle fees or rent is due. Continue reading

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How to Retire/Live/Travel with Only Social Security

We are real estate brokers but lost all of our assets in the real estate crash. Continue reading

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More Conversation on Getting Out of the Rat Race

Ten years after I retired, the unexpected hit — the heart attack. If I had not retired, I fully expect the attack would have been much earlier and that I would probably not have lived. But I got out of the Rat Race. Continue reading

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How Is Retirement Defined?

Webster’s tells us something along the lines of withdrawal from position, occupation or from active working life. Please know that most people see retirement as just that, no more money from your labors. Thus the fear. Continue reading

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Car Free Is the Way to Go

It has been interesting to read your site and compare my notes with your experiences. Continue reading

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Comments on Getting Out of the Rat Race

I was particularly moved by a letter written on your site by Peter a 61 year old wondering why he feels the need to escape the rat race and if other people feel like that too. Continue reading

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Q&A From an Aspiring Near-Term Retiree

I am actually starting to visit different international sites to “recon” where to retire, and I have a 6-8 point criteria of what I think I want.
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What Will I Do with All That Free Time in Retirement?

I feel as though I have been ‘institutionalized’ by working for almost 40 years and the freedom that appears to be there for me creates fear as well- what will I be doing with all that free time? Continue reading

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