Tag Archives: pre-retirement planning

A Financial Discussion with a Reader

I am 38 now with a healthy nest egg and income outside of my W2. I have 3 kids from 5 months to age 4. At what point is a safe point to call it quits and focus on family? Continue reading

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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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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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When All Feels Helpless, There is Something You CAN Do

When we feel helpless, we are not without power. 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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Are You Afraid to Retire?

How can I deal with the fear of stepping over the retirement fence? Continue reading

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Is Chapala, Mexico the Place for You?

We once rented a beautiful place – spacious, sunny, all new appliances and fit our every need — except one of the neighbors had a yelping uncontrolled dog and she fed 15 feral cats… which made living there very uncomfortable! Continue reading

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My Life as an Expat in Chiang Khong

Even 10 or 12 years ago if anyone had suggested I would leave my country of Australia, my home, family, friends and go and live somewhere far, far away from everything familiar to me, I would have laughed and told them they were “barking mad.” Continue reading

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Relocating: How Do I Choose the Clothes and Accessories to Bring?

What happened was that styles changed, my body shape changed, and things like high heels — for me — were not the kind of shoes I could navigate in on cobblestone streets and broken sidewalks. I had gorgeous snakeskin and eel skin bags and matching shoes — which, since I kept them — simply dried out without the joy of my wearing them to death. Continue reading

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