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How to Embrace Holiday Traditions – Old and New – While Living Abroad

By Delia Lloyd December 19, 2019

I recently got an email from two of my siblings asking my opinion on a family matter. Apparently, one of our aunts used to send a tub of popcorn to each of her grown-up nieces and nephews, every Christmas…

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What Living in Mexico Taught Me About the Meaning of Friendship

By Kerry Baker December 31, 2020

Covid-19 put the brakes on our lives and changed the rules of social engagement practically overnight. Have some things changed forever, like how we worked and the way we shopped? Will it have any permanent effect on how we stay…

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4 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Retiring Abroad as an American

By Sixty and Me April 23, 2020

About 10 years ago, I left my comfortable life in the U.S. behind and boarded a plane to retire abroad… first in the U.K. and, eventually, in Switzerland. As I stood there with 8 suitcases to my name, I could not have imagined…

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10 Hard Truths Unveiled About Retiring Abroad – Experience Is Everything!

By Elizabeth Dunkel December 13, 2019

“Living abroad is a lot of work,” I tell people who ask me what it was like to live in Mexico for decades. I recently moved back to the United States, and I thought I’d share my first-hand knowledge with everyone…

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Retiring Overseas Isn’t About Escaping… It Is About Discovering and Living Your Passions

By Sixty and Me November 03, 2019

In the not-too-distant future, will you exchange life centered on your workplace for the life of a retiree? Or have you already made the transition — and find that it’s not quite as blissful as you were led to believe?

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3 Ways Retiring Abroad Can Enrich Your Finances (and 2 Financial Traps to Look Out for!)

By Sixty and Me October 07, 2019

Face it. Nothing will have as much impact on your retirement as where you spend it.But what if retiring in place would require sticking to a bare-bones budget just to prevent you from outlasting your money?

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This is the Worst Mistake You Can Make When Retiring Abroad

By Sixty and Me August 12, 2019

There are many reasons that retiring abroad has become a hot trend. Some of us are looking for a way to live comfortably on Social Security and our limited savings. Others are choosing to seek adventure in far of places after a lifetime of being stuck in a cubicle. Still others are moving abroad in retirement to be closer to family members in other countries. Read More

7 Priceless Tips for Retiring Abroad (#2 Could Save Your Sanity!)

By Elizabeth Dunkel April 18, 2019

International moving is not for sissies! It’s a jolt to every cell in your body. I know – I just did a reverse commute! Read More

The Crazy Truth About Retiring Abroad and Making Friends

By Margaret Manning September 01, 2018

Retiring abroad is usually portrayed as a glamorous endevour. But, today, I’d like to offer an alternative perspective on one aspect of moving to another country in retirement… how to make friends.

I’m not embarrassed by the fact that I crave human contact. Unlike my kids, who seem like they could be perfectly happy floating through space in a lonely little metal capsule, I need people around me to thrive. Read More

Tips for Retiring Abroad from the Sixty and Me Community

By Margaret Manning August 29, 2018

A few years ago, I left my comfortable life in Seattle, Washington, to relocate to Switzerland. Technically, I wasn’t “retiring abroad.” As the founder of Sixty and Me, I was still busy for most of the day. I was also continuing to work as a freelance consultant. So, perhaps, “semi-retirement” would be a more accurate description. Read More