International Living – 2012 Ultimate Event Conference-At-Home Kit
Dear International Living Reader,
What if your retirement looked like this…
“We’re lying together in a hammock. The sun is shining brightly overhead, there’s a cool breeze, and I can hear the distant sounds of a carnival. Our garden is lush and full of blooming hibiscus and ginger plants. Our fountain gurgles and above us the banana leaves sway…”
Only a few months ago, this couple from New Orleans was buried under a mountain of past-due bills. “We were slowly drowning,” says Rebecca T. Yet today she and her husband are free of the 50-hour work weeks…and the worry. In a good-value colonial city overseas, they rented a home for just $450 a month. That gave them the flexibility they needed to look for a place of their own. A few weeks in, they found it: A “magnificent house”for just $150,000—a place they transformed into a B&B that provides them both activity and income…
And they’re just one couple among tens of thousands who—faced with an uncertain (or downright grim) lifestyle at home—have traded up overseas.
“Living in California, we were spoiled by the warm climate and beautiful beaches,” says Patricia F. “Retirement would—or should—have given us time to enjoy all that more fully. And yet we had no realistic chance of retiring anywhere near a beach in California.”