Hello Friends, I hope all is well in your world.
Today is the day that my hubby is officially retired from the State of Delaware – WOOHOO – CONGRATS Hun!
Prior to this day and for the past several years he has chosen and then changed his mind on a half dozen places of where he wants us to live when we both retire. The first destination he chose was Africa and the last was Arizona, so it’s obvious he hasn’t narrowed it down to one location.
Recently I read an article on Latin America’s la vida buena and what caught my attention was the fact that our Social Security would allow us to live comfortably in paradise.
As long as there is sun and water and no snow, you can count me in and the average temperature in Costa Rica is 72 degrees! Costa Rica has been named as one of the most beautiful places on Earth. You can live well on a budget and as a matter of fact, the book “The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget: How To Live Well on $25,000 a Year”, was written by a retired couple who now live in Equador.
Well whenever the time does comes for me to retire, I want us to live out our Golden Years in a place where our money goes the furthest and the weather is the warmest, so if that is Latin America so be it. It’s close enough to the US so if we want to come back for a family visit it’s relatively easy.
10-day group tours are available which of course we’d take before making any decision and it’s also suggested that you live in a new country for at least 6 months before making the commitment to move there. If we became residents in a country in Latin American we wouldn’t lose our U.S. Citizenship, we can still vote, pay taxes and collect our Social Security. The medical care is supposedly top quality and much more affordable in comparison to the US which is another plus.
Although I have several more years before even considering retirement, living in paradise on less than 2 grand a month sounds like a plan and Latin America just might be the place to be…guess I better start brushing up on my Spanish!
Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!