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An Early Retirement Experiment in Malaysia

Adventurous by nature, my wife and I began pondering early retirement not long after our wedding. Although successful from a professional point of view, we always viewed our jobs as a registered nurse and a financial services administrator as a gateway towards something more rewarding than a good paycheck.  Raised in a generation devoid of …more

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My Retirement in Malaysia

After my first working vacation in Vietnam, I had a feeling that I would like to spend more time in Southeast Asia. I loved the food, the people, the landscape and the culture. I seriously started considering retiring somewhere in Asia, a few years before I actually could take early retirement. I decided to visit …more

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Pre-Retirement on the island of Cyprus

Back in 2003, while still on an expatriate assignment in Frankfurt, Germany, we bought a penthouse in Cyprus. Living a nomadic life as my wife and our two daughters have been doing for 21 years, we felt the need to establish some sort of base to go back to on a regular basis and maybe …more

Retiring Abroad – What Does It Take?

“Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama” –The Beach Boys   In conversations about retirement, moving overseas is always a hot topic. The ocean is always bluer on the other side of the equator. We all know or have heard of the wonderful places, the low cost of living, …more

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Retired and volunteering overseas

Can you retire early and/or without a large fund to cover expenses? Yes. Can you do this overseas? probably even more easily than at home. My husband and I are still not old enough to collect Social Security and have kept our retirement savings intact on just his small early-retirement pension even though we have …more

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The Long Road to Thailand

Gazing out from my ninth floor balcony in the heart of Chiang Mai, it is interesting to reflect on how we ended up retiring to a remote city in Northern Thailand half a world away from my family in Eastern Canada. How did my career path lead me to this part of the world and …more

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Moving to Chiang Mai, Thailand

After the financial debacle of 2008 and the aftermath that created different lifestyles for many people in the US, I was forced to seek a place to retire outside of the US that would allow me the opportunity to live a dignified, adventure-filled life. I read a few online articles about “The 10 best places …more

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More Biking

Great Biking Routes continued   It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no …more

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