Have you ever thought of living in another country – or retiring to one?
My beloved would love to move around – getting a flat for six months or so in each of the cities and we’d love to explore – Vienna, Paris, London, maybe somewhere in South or Central America… and then eventually come home.
We’ve even looked into places that have groups of ex-patriot Americans. We know we would probably enjoy these places, at least for a time. But we can’t seem to get our minds around moving away from the U.S. “for good.” I’m not sure if we’re not brave enough, or it just isn’t the right move for us.
Could you leave your “stuff” and move to another country, for financial or other reasons? If so, where do you think you’d want to go? If you’ve already done that, do you think you might ever return to your native country to live?
As part of my retirement theme, I offer this weekly Thursday “Future Challenge” to get people of all ages thinking in general about their futures and/or retirement. Each challenge goes with a post of my own on the same general topic. Hopefully we’ll start some interesting discussions!
If you’d like to share what you think, or post on it, that’s great – and I’d love it if you’d share those thoughts in a post or comment (please tag posts TRS Future Challenge and link to this post) so others can also see them.
If you choose not to share them, that’s fine too – but with any luck, you’ll still gain some insight on where you’re headed (or would like to be), and how you can get the most out of your own journey.
For my own take on this week’s challenge, see my post, Flag Day – or – How I Grew Up With Old Glory.
- Forget Retirement? In Central America You Don’t Have To (fatwallet.com)