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Doctor My Eyes

  It was a humbling experience. Lately here in Mexico, I have been spending a good deal of time at the ophthalmologist’s office having tests done on my eyes. This is something I find to be less than comfortable: Someone poking around so close to my face, touching my eyes, putting in various colored drops, […]

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Address Concerns about Retirement Volunteering Abroad

Part one in this series Do I have health or physical concerns? If you have a health condition or are concerned about your physical stamina in a foreign country, this could influence where you choose to volunteer. The positive aspect is that this may narrow your search and make it easier to choose from so […]

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Is It Work or Is It Passion?

While taking a break from the sun and surf, relaxing in my hotel room in a tiny beach town on Mexico’s rugged Pacific Coast, my cell phone rang. ‘Howdy, Beautiful!’ my friend of four decades shouted from snow country, thousands of miles away. “Been watchin’ your website for years and I read all your stories. […]

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Are You Afraid of Retirement?

All of your ducks are in a row. You have saved and carefully invested for years, and the personal discipline is about to pay off. So why is there apprehension in the bottom of your belly? Let’s be honest. There is risk involved, and the future no longer seems certain or familiar. “What if I […]

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Facing the Fear of Retirement and Having the Courage to Change

It’s a common theme. Much of the mail we get from our readers and those who enjoy our website speaks about the fear that holds them back from letting go of the life they know and moving forward into the retirement of their dreams. The reasons cited can vary from the health care question to […]

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Retirement Housing Options Compared

The cost of housing is typically the largest part of the monthly budget in any household. Knowing some housing choices can make this an exciting avenue to pursue in retirement. Why limit yourself to only one stationary housing selection? You have many options. House Sitting House sitting is gaining momentum as more people realize the […]

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Retiring Early: Was It Worth It?

Retiring early, 20 years ago at age 38, – Was it worth it? It’s the Holidays, a time when it’s customary to reminisce over our lives. As we fast approach the beginning of our 21st. year of retirement, we look to the New Year and wonder what the future might bring. During one of our […]

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Exotic Travel on a Budget Part IV

In our Exotic Travel (Part I) series we have discussed how we journeyed for 105 days through Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and parts of the Yucatan all on less than $53 USD a day. Four major spending categories are Housing, Transportation, Food and Fun. In Part IV, we show you that entertainment doesn’t have to bust […]

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Exotic Travel on a Budget Part III

In our Exotic Travel Part II we discussed how we journeyed for 105 days through Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and parts of the Yucatan all on less than $53 USD a day. We focused on two of four spending categories, Housing and Transportation for our travel on a budget. In Part III we show you how […]

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Exotic Travel on a Budget Part II

In our Exotic Travel Part I we described our 105-day journey through Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and parts of the Yucatan all on less than $53 USD a day. We gave you a link to our daily expense log so you could follow along and see where we spent our money for travel on a budget. […]

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