I’ve written before about retiring abroad – as a more affordable option than you might think. If you’re really intrigued by the idea, or if you’re thinking about living part of each year in another country, where might you go? Where will your dollars stretch farthest? Where will you find mild weather, a stable political system, favorable tax treatment, and good health care? AARP came up with a list of the 10 best places to retire abroad. These would also make great locations for those of us who would love to buy a second home overseas, either alone or in a time share arrangement with a group. Some of the countries that made the top 10 include Argentina, Costa Rica, France, and Italy.The top 10 list may contain some countries that surprise you. We recommend this article also for the good tips that are offered – important things to do and consider before buying property overseas. One consideration that many don’t think much about, for example, is “how patient are you?” It may seem like a less important factor, but when you think about it, living in a country and a culture where everything frustrates you, from getting your car repaired to getting your meal at a restaurant, can really bring down your sense of well-being and enjoyment of life. It’s important to do your research, visit the country in question before making any commitments, and talk to other expats who live there to get your best sens of what life would really be life if you were to live in the country you’re considering.
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