Important Change to The Savvy Retiree

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 26, 2021 in Personal Finances

When the world changes, you change with the world…or you risk missing out on new opportunities the world is offering up. To which I draw your attention to a name change to our monthly newsletter, from The Savvy Retiree to the Global Intelligence Letter. This takes effect from the March issue. It coincides with a […]

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The Epic Wall Street Crash Just Around the Corner

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 15, 2021 in Investing

I sat down to write this, trying to think of a way into this letter. And the first thing that popped into my head was, “This is the kind of stuff that keeps me up at night.” But I quickly realized that’s exactly what one would expect to read atop a story about the crazy […]

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Tesla, BMW, and a Historic Week for Crypto

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 15, 2021 in Investing

I have a story today about BMW trying to save consumers more than $7 billion a year. It’s also a story about Tesla and a $1.5 billion investment. And it’s a story about me spending $893 at a Czech computer store. Ultimately, this is a story about cryptocurrency. But stick with me for a moment […]

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The Perfect Destination for a Nature-Filled Semi-Retirement

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 11, 2021 in Remote Working

Home to at least half of all Costa Rica’s wildlife species, Osa Peninsula in the southwest of the country boasts incredible biodiversity and outstanding natural beauty. Beaches perfect for surfing abound along miles of untouched coastline, while inland waterfalls cascade into rivers surrounded by pristine jungle. The region, one of the country’s largest protected zones, […]

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An Impulse Purchase Leads to a Dream Business in Costa Rica

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 11, 2021 in Setting Up a Business

Every year, when it came time to buy my wife a Christmas present, I would ask her what she wanted and she’d always reply, “Surprise me or something nice.” Never a big fan of shopping, I often settled on a foreign vacation and in 2001, we chose Costa Rica as our destination. After much planning, […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Retire in America? Probably More Than You Think…

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 8, 2021 in Live Better

How much will your retirement cost? Do you have any idea? It’s one of those evergreen questions the financial media regularly ask in headlines that pop up seemingly every other Tuesday. Easy to understand why: Every study that reports on Americans’ biggest financial worries inevitably lands on “cost of retirement” as one of the top […]

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The GameStop Uprising Is a Sign of Something Far Bigger to Come

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 8, 2021 in Investing

Ah, the power of the people. And the hypocrisy of Wall Street. They clashed late last month. And if you will stick with me for a moment, I will explain why it is that the recent GameStop saga tells you why you should own bitcoin specifically and cryptocurrency in general. Maybe you heard what happened […]

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Make $150 an Hour as a Writer…No Experience Necessary

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 3, 2021 in Online Income

How would you like to make $150 per hour or more typing away on your laptop? Right now, all around the world, people just like you are earning that amount…or more…by working as copywriters. There are so many good things about this business that I’m hard-pressed to pick just one or two. But I have […]

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Avoid This Salary Trap If You Want to Retire Rich

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 1, 2021 in Live Better

“If I could just get to $50,000,” Jason told me, “I’d be set. I’d be happy for the rest of my life.” I occasionally reflect on that moment, circa 1995, when I was standing in my front yard with my then brother-in-law. This was in Corinth, Texas, just north of Dallas. My then-wife and I […]

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What Ben & Jerry’s Can Tell Us About the Future of Work

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 31, 2021 in Remote Working

Ben and Jerry know the future. It’s at home. Not necessarily with a pint of Chunky Monkey in your paws, but, more likely, sitting in front of your laptop managing your workday. What I’m getting at here are comments made earlier this month by the head of London-based Unilever, one of the world’s largest consumer-product […]

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5 Compelling Reasons to Work Remotely From Uruguay

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 30, 2021 in Remote Working

If you have the ability to work remotely, an opportunity increasingly open to so many of us, then now is time to take advantage. After all, why work from a cold, expensive, densely populated city, when you could enjoy a vastly better qualify of life for far less money in a warm, beautiful destination overseas? […]

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How Sailing Round the World Led to a New Life in Paradise

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 29, 2021 in Online Income

The story of how expat Clara Carrington came to live in Uruguay begins with her quest to sail around the world. With her father hailing from Newport Beach, California and her mother from the coastal resort of San Sebastian in Spain, Clara has always felt connected to the ocean. After studying for her MBA, she […]

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