Lockdown or Not…This Passive Income Keeps Rolling In

On a sleepy tropical island paradise in the Andaman Sea of southern Thailand, I’m sitting on the open-sided verandah of my little wooden house. Cool breezes fan the sunny, sultry air as I listen to waves lapping the shore at high tide.  I’m lucky to have a passive income that allows me to travel when […]

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The Sovereign Pension: The Key to Funding the Modern Retirement

There is a certain sense of sovereignty I’m feeling today. Last week, I was texting with a childhood friend in South Louisiana, where I grew up, and he told me that amid the corona crisis, his 50-year-old sister lost her restaurant job when a ban on gathering in public spaces forced the eatery to shutter. […]

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Online Mock Juror and Other E-Earning Opportunities I’m Trying Out in Lockdown

I don’t know what to make of this coronavirus thing. I’ve been chatting with friends across Europe and the U.S. and everyone seems of the same mind: In part, we feel the situation has been wildly overblown by a media that would overhype an average sunrise just to goose ratings…then again, “community spread,” border closures, […]

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Beaches, Barbecues, and e-Bikes: A Dream Retirement Business in Panama

A new mode of transportation is taking off in Boquete, in Panama’s Chiriquí province, introduced by a semi-retired American expat who has made his home there since 2005. Vincent Spagnoli is the owner of Soul Planet Cycles, an electric bicycle company based in the small mountain town, a popular tourist destination. In addition to renting […]

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A Joyful, Rewarding Income You Can Earn From Home

I’ll admit it, I first started teaching English out of necessity. All I was looking for was a paycheck, a way to earn that would support the lifestyle I wanted. I didn’t think much beyond the fact that, as a native English speaker, I was sure to secure a job quickly and, as a teacher, […]

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5 Insider Tips for Online English Teaching Success

From a beach in the tropics to a mountaintop chateau, from a country villa to the comfort of your own home, nowadays you can earn no matter where in the world you want to be through teaching English online. Whether you are an experienced teacher or new to this field, there are some simple steps […]

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The 5 Key Habits of Successful Remote Workers

For employees and employers alike, there are numerous benefits to remote working: more flexibility, increased productivity, reduced commute time, location independence, to name just a few. But while remote work can offer distinct advantages, it can also present communication, time management, and equipment challenges that you might not encounter in a traditional workplace.  To combat […]

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Earning From Music in Western Europe’s Most Affordable Destination

Becki Christopherson visited Portugal for the first time in March 2018 to visit a friend who lived in the Algarve. “I got a taste of the lower cost of living and learned about the national healthcare system. The relaxed lifestyle also intrigued me,” she says. Becki, a professional violinist and teacher, returned in August to […]

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Tapping Into Online and Offline Incomes in Ecuador

After spending 20 years in the Annapolis, Maryland area, leadership coach Alicia Rodriguez decided it was time for a change. “Technology gives us the opportunity to work from anywhere,” she says. “And I wanted more freedom in my life.” Intent on a move that would give her more adventure and greater control over both her […]

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This Is the Perfect Moment to Embrace the Portable Income Revolution

Stocks are down. Panic is up. No one seems to know what to do. I think the most assuring words I’ve read recently are: “The coronavirus poses no existential threat to the human race. And it appears that children are spared, so the future is safe. Healthy people, too, are much more likely to survive […]

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Opportunity, Adventure, and Beachfront Living in Glorious Vietnam

“Stay in school is what adults tell kids, right? That was my problem. I stayed too long,” says Ronald Kysiksi from the veranda of his condo along postcard-perfect Hoi An beach, just outside of Da Nang, Vietnam. Back in his student days, Ronald, who has degrees in physics and math, thought he would spend his […]

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Reap a Fatter Retirement Harvest by Embracing the New Economy

This is not a story about rice. But bear with me for a moment while I tell you a story about rice. A video popped up recently on TikTok or YouTube or one of the video platforms I futz around with. It’s a guy who spends a couple hours (in time-lapse) counting out 10,000 grains […]

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