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Lockdown or Not…This Passive Income Keeps Rolling In

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on April 2, 2020

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

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on March 27, 2020

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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A Joyful, Rewarding Income You Can Earn From Home

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on March 24, 2020

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

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on March 22, 2020

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

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on March 21, 2020

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

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on March 20, 2020

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

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on March 18, 2020

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

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on March 17, 2020

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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Reap a Fatter Retirement Harvest by Embracing the New Economy

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on March 13, 2020

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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My Exhilarating First Steps to Developing a New Side-Hustle

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on March 11, 2020

OK, so that first step…it can feel like a doozy. But the first step is what it’s all about. If you like the idea of earning on the side, if you’re curious about whether you could make it happen—but, like most folks, you never quite get off the starting blocks…I’m here to say: You don’t […]

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Your 5-Step Roadmap to Earning as an Online English Teacher

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on March 7, 2020

I’ve been offering one-on-one English lessons online for about three years from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This job allows me to work from home with nothing more than a headset, a stable internet connection, and a laptop with a webcam. Surprisingly, I’ve had only a handful of students that actually live in Mexico. Most are from […]

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Moving to Costa Rica With 7 Dogs…and a Pet Business Plan

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on March 6, 2020

Linda Lyon and her husband, Dinesh Badouraly, relocated from Dillon, Montana to Costa Rica’s Gold Coast on July 17, 2018, which Linda now refers to as “Landing Day.” Since making the move, she has established a business based on a lifelong passion: dog training and massage. But before she could launch this dream venture in […]

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