Average Wages – Comparison With the US

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A reader asked a question which gave me a great idea for a post. You will find lots of information on the web about the cost of retiring and living outside the USA. Many articles talk about all the benefits of retiring in places like Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, and Mexico. This is because it is …

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10 Cheapest Countries to Retire Without Leaving the Americas

The View from the very top (step # 740) of El Peñol Rock near Guatape Colombia

Table Of Contents Why the Americas? A Few Things I Want You To Know #1. Mexico – Largest, Closest, Most Familiar #2. Ecuador – Diverse, Beautiful, and Inexpensive #3. Colombia – Cheapest and Our Current Home #4. Panama – Don’t Let The Small Size Fool You #5. Costa Rica – The Land of “Pura Vida” …

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You Can Retire on Social Security – Just Not in the USA

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There is a serious problem facing many US citizens as they approach retirement.  Most people approaching retirement question whether or not they can retire on Social Security alone. We have heard it over and over – Social Security was never meant to cover 100% of our living costs.  That is definitely true in the USA, …

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