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How to Teach English Abroad

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 6, 2021 in Education, Live Better, Make Money

Do you dream of living in another country long enough to truly explore the depths of its culture, but haven’t figured out a way to do it without draining your bank account? If you answered “yes” to that question, then I have the solution for you. It’s one of the best ways to earn abroad, […]

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Put Part of Your Nest Egg in This Asset Right Now

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 4, 2021 in Investing

At the moment, the U.S. is home to about 18.6 million millionaires. If every one of those millionaires wanted to buy just one bitcoin…they couldn’t. There aren’t enough bitcoins to go around. There’s a bigger lesson there that we’ll return to in a moment. Here in the 21st century’s third decade, we—society, writ large—sit on […]

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A Fresh Start in Costa Rica

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 4, 2021 in Remote Working

For decades, Costa Rica has drawn enterprising expats and part-time retirees who want to earn an income while enjoying a relaxing, affordable life overseas.

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Why I Was Happy to Work During My Wedding Trip

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on December 22, 2020 in Portable Incomes

Country #68. Montenegro. I’m here to get married—well, actually, I am already married as you read this. We—my partner, Yuliya, and I—are down on the Adriatic coast, in the quaint seaside town of Budva. We’ve been here only a few days, but I can assure you we’ll be back. This is a beautiful, mountainous country […]

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How to Start a Dropshipping Business

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on December 21, 2020 in Make Money, Online Income, Portable Incomes, Remote Working, Setting Up a Business

Dropshipping is one of the most accessible ways to become an online entrepreneur and build a new income you control. As the owner of your own dropshipping store, you can work from anywhere, choose what you sell, and set your own prices. In time, you could potentially even build your store into a brand and […]

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From the New York Rat Race to Early Retirement in Thailand

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on December 21, 2020 in Live Better

“Right now, I feel blessed. I’m doing what I want, where I want, when I want,” says Ellen Makleroy. The Florida native is sipping an iced coffee surrounded by video and photography gear on the shaded deck of the Zanook wakeboarding park outside of Bangkok, Thailand. Behind her, wakeboarders are jumping ramps and doing tricks […]

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I Earned $44,358 From My Side-Gigs in 2020…and I Could Have Earned More

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on December 21, 2020 in Gig Economy

Here at the end of the year, I have a number to share with you: $44,358. That’s my total, pre-tax haul from all my various freelancing activities in 2020: financial columns, writing walking tours, editing screenplays, the screenplay for which I sold the rights, microstock photography, income from an e-book I wrote, a bit of […]

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A Charitable Retirement Mission in the Algarve

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on December 18, 2020 in Live Better

More than two decades ago, retired businessman Sidney Richardson traded a high-pressure career in the property and insurance sector for the sunny beaches and relaxed lifestyle of the Algarve in southern Portugal. With 300 days of sunshine a year, stunning beaches, and world-class golf, the Algarve is now an internationally renowned tourist and expat destination. […]

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Active, Single, and Happy in This Tropical City…

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on December 18, 2020 in Live Better

I set up my tripod in a sunny patch between two trees, excited to capture this gorgeous day on my smartphone camera. There’s lush foliage all around me…old-growth trees, flowering shrubs, a variety of grasses in a variety of colors.  The sky is an intense cornflower blue, and there’s a faint scent of frangipani in […]

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You Could Get a 50% Tax Break for Living in Europe…

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on December 16, 2020 in Live Better

Finally—a remote-worker incentive plan that actually makes a lot of sense. Greece! I’m sure you’ve seen in recent months all the Caribbean locations that are offering special visas to Americans (and others) who want to live and work from the beach as digital nomads. That’s all well and good, and the Caribbean is certainly a […]

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The Best Places to Live as a Remote Worker

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on December 16, 2020 in Live Better

“Where’s the best place to live as a remote worker?” I regularly hear some iteration of that question from friends and acquaintances, so I thought I would answer it today in light of new research out of Upwork, the freelance website I regularly write about. The company surveyed a bunch of Americans and concluded that […]

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The Fun, Easy Way to Learn Spanish From Home

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on December 16, 2020 in Live Better

Let me start by saying that I have no natural aptitude for languages. I’m a 59-year-old retired police detective who still has vivid memories of trying, and failing miserably, to learn French in high school. But once I retired, my wife and I thought we’d like to travel to warmer climes during the bitterly cold […]

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