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How to Make Money as an Expat in France

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 9, 2021

Expats around the world are an enterprising bunch, and perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in France. When you’re surrounded by so much natural beauty, and some pretty amazing food and wine to boot, you tend to want to stick around. I’ve been able to carve out a niche for myself by working as […]

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How to Teach English Abroad

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 6, 2021

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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How to Start a Dropshipping Business

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on December 21, 2020

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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How to Make Money on Fiverr

Posted by Jeff Opdyke on November 13, 2020

Jeff: Hi, I’m Jeff Opdyke, and I am the editor of the Savvy Retiree, and I want to introduce you today to Alex Fasulo. She’s a freelancer for Fivrr, which is a freelance site where I do a bit of a bit of work myself. And I sort of regularly reference in my weekends Savvy […]

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The Top 4 Remote Working Destinations in Ecuador

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on November 11, 2020

During the six years I’ve spent living in Ecuador, one of the key trends I’ve noticed is the rise in the number of digital nomads from North America and Europe.  Some of these remote workers relocated when their careers migrated online. Others arrived here in retirement and built new incomes in blogging, freelance writing, photography, […]

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How Dropshipping Rescued My Retirement

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on November 6, 2020

I started working on Wall Street in 1980. Over the following decades, I forged a successful career building wealth management, asset management, and private banking businesses for some of the biggest banks in the world. Then came the 2008 financial crisis.  Like so many other people, I took a huge financial hit in the crash […]

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Don’t Fall for These Common Freelancing Mistakes

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on October 31, 2020

Freelancing used to be a taxing business. You’d have to go to endless business events, hand out countless cards, and cajole clients face to face until they decided to take a chance on you.  Email changed all that, allowing you to connect with prospective clients around the world. Still, challenges remained. Over email, it was […]

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The 5 Best Sites to Find Your First Freelancing Gig

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on October 30, 2020

If you’re considering freelancing in the online gig economy but aren’t sure where to start, you’re in luck. Nowadays, there are so many excellent websites where you can get gigs that, honestly, the only thing standing between you and your first payday is putting your fingers to the keyboard.  It doesn’t matter whether your skills […]

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The Fun Side-Income That Turns You Into a Mini-Multinational

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on October 29, 2020

I sold my first stock photo last week. I earned $0.33. It’s nothing. And it’s everything. But let me back up… A couple of weekends ago, I wrote to you about my battle with “side-hustle overload disorder”—the affliction stemming from trying to take on too many side-gigs in this world of innumerate gig opportunities. As […]

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From 100-Hour Workweeks to a Laidback Life of Luxury

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on October 23, 2020

“Are you out of your freaking mind? When you’re retired, you’re supposed to be enjoying life—not working!” That was the loud, emphatic reply I heard after sharing that my definition of retirement included at least one part-time job. And my subsequent explanation of doing “fun” jobs where the money wasn’t the primary goal rang hollow […]

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Forget Remote-Worker Visas—Here’s a Better Way to Live and Work Overseas

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on October 20, 2020

I’m betting you’ve seen a rash of recent mainstream media headlines touting all the destinations aiming to woo Americans with temporary, remote-worker visas.  It started with Barbados and has expanded to include Aruba, Estonia, Georgia, Bermuda, and a few others. Antigua and Barbuda recently jumped onto the dog-pile and upped the ante by offering a […]

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This Earning Opportunity Lets You Explore the World From Home

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on October 16, 2020

After moving to Germany, I spent a lot of time investigating job opportunities for native English speakers. The one that kept coming up was teaching English. So I decided to enroll in an online TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification course and try my luck.  Within one week of completing my course, I […]

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