If you're facing retirement, the only thing worse than the risk of being bored in retirement is the lack of funds keeping you from doing the things you want to do. Fortunately, as the saying goes, "you're not dead yet," and there are plenty of ways t...

Travel is an investment in life and should not be considered an expense. Corporate America is not known for its generous vacation time and there are other reasons why travel may not make the annual to-do list. World travel brings more than a check-ma...

Just because you’re no longer working doesn’t mean that you don’t deserve a paycheck. In retirement, however, it will be up to you to create that paycheck. Income sources may include Social Security benefits, investment dividends, IRA or 401(k) plan...

It’s commonly known that Americans face banking challenges while living abroad. Foreign banks like to avoid taking on US citizens as customers, even if these customers are also citizens of the host country, and American banks have closed accounts and...


A sudden emergency or a general rise in expenses may be a couple of reasons why people incur debt. Or, it could be from a nice vacation or general mismanagement of cash flow. In either case, credit card and other consumer debt is something that can’...

If you’re facing aging parents who might need care or are planning for your own care, then you may be struggling to find options. The U.S. Baby Boom generation is undersupplied with care facilities and staff and it’s reflected in the increasing cost...

The dream of forever sunshine, glorious beaches, and wonderful people is yours in retirement. More than 2 million Americans live in Mexico, according to the Guardian^1, but I think the number is much greater.

If you're doing financial planning, you ma...

If you’re an owner of rental real estate, then you know more than most that this is the type of investment can be just as costly as it can be profitable. The secret is knowing when to quit if the property becomes a seemingly never-ending financial bu...

It's hard enough to live in another country, facing a new language or different culture, but dealing with a foreign currency is a whole new ballgame. If you have income from the U.S., due to fluctuations and volatility in exchange rates, you may see...

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