From the Inside Flap
Economic turbulence and uncertainty about the future of socialprograms have, for many of us, turned retirement into a dreadedpunishment rather than a long-awaited reward for a lifetime of hardwork. Not the case for Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher, who havebeen living and working abroad for over 12 years. They know thatretiring abroad makes it possible to secure a happy, healthy,affordable retirement, and in this book they provide all thedetails on how to make this dream a reality.
Around the world, expatriates are enjoying low costs of living,free or low-cost health care and a quality of life that matches orsurpasses what they would be able to afford at home. In TheInternational Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget,you’ll read countless true stories about people who havesuccessfully relocated to places where their retirement money goesfarther. These expats are saving thousands, sometimes tens ofthousands, of dollars per year on insurance, medical, and housingexpenses.
We work hard our whole lives so that we can enjoy the finerthings when we retire, but today more and more people are findingthat the finer things simply aren’t in their budgets. Thestrategies and suggestions in this book are intended to givereaders the knowledge and confidence they need to rebuild theirlives abroad, ensuring that retirement is what it should be.
Younger families can also benefit from The InternationalLiving Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget, which containsadvice on expatriating with kids, overcoming language barriers, andresearching foreign housing markets.
The authors have a neutral, informative writing style thatclearly breaks down the pros and cons of retiring to the mostdesirable corners of Central America, South America, Europe, andAsia. Expatriation is not a decision to be taken lightly. Findingthe right place for you, your spouse and family, and your budget isa complex—but, as the authors emphasize, notirreversible—choice. This book contains valuable informationthat will guide you in the right direction when it comes time tofinding a new, more retirement-friendly place to call home.
From the Back Cover
Reinvent your retirement
Imagine retiring 5 or 10 years early to a charming villa with aguest house, an ocean view, a weekly home cleaning service, andfresh milk and flowers delivered every morning. Now imagine livingthis life on $2,000 a month or less while expanding your horizonsand having the grand adventure of a lifetime. This is nofairytale—this is the reality that millions of baby boomersare discovering as they enter or near retirement. In this book,you’ll discover where to find the good life at a price youcan afford, and how you can make this dream future your own.
Authors Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher are a married couple who,over 12 years ago, left Omaha, Nebraska in search of a new life.Ever since, they have written about their expatriate experiencesfor International Living magazine, the only print magazinein the United States that focuses on living better for lessoverseas. In the pages of this book, their expertise is at yourdisposal, along with the most current information on purchasingproperty, securing health care, documentation requirements,banking, and more.
The first step to relocating to paradise is finding thepost-career haven that’s right for you. The InternationalLiving Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget is a practicaland inspirational manual for imagining a new life—and thenmaking it happen. With the little-known information, tools, andinsights in this book, retirement can be everything you alwayshoped it would be. Live your adventure!
For more information, see www.InternationalLiving.com.