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I Earn Up to $3,000 a Month Teaching English Online

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on March 4, 2020

After the company he had been working for as an electrical engineer made him redundant, Lea Hook went on his first Asian vacation. “I met up with some people who had been teaching English as a foreign language and I was totally envious of their lifestyle. I thought, ‘This is where I want to be […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to Teaching English Online

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 29, 2020

Nearly 2 billion people around the world today are actively engaged in learning English, according to estimates from the British Council. That’s roughly one in every four people on the planet. Add to that the fact that the e-learning sector is one of the world’s fastest-growing industries, slated to become a $65 billion sector by […]

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Generate a Fatter Flow of Income From the Money You’ve Saved

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 27, 2020

I’ve been investing on my own since 1984, when I opened a Charles Schwab account and bought stock in Flying Tiger Lines, an airfreight company ultimately subsumed into FedEx. Now, looking back over 36 years of investing, I come away with two conclusions: Investing isn’t as difficult as Wall Street pretends it is, and the […]

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Forget the 3-Legged Stool—Here’s the New Model for Retirement Security

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 24, 2020

Recent years have been rich with stories chronicling the collapse of the three-legged stool—you know, that trite metaphor employed to define a secure retirement based on a pension, employee savings, and Social Security. Well, we all know Corporate America sawed off the pension leg years ago in cutting costs for the benefit of Wall Street. […]

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The Quick, Easy Way to Get Your Online Store Up and Running

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 9, 2020

If you regularly use the internet to shop online, you’ve likely browsed or bought something from a dropshipping store…and not even realized it. To the consumer, dropshipping sites look and feel exactly like any other online store. You can look through the products, order an item, and have it delivered to your home or business. […]

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The Best Earning Opportunity You’ve Never Heard Of

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 7, 2020

With modern retirements spanning 20-plus years, many baby boomers are struggling to see how they will maintain their standard of living beyond the end of their conventional careers. This is a problem I personally grappled with…until I found the ultimate online earning opportunity. For decades, I’ve been a career-driven banker. I’ve worked at Goldman Sachs, […]

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5 Ways to Earn Money From Your Blog

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 5, 2020

On the surface, blogging can seem like a dream job…and in many ways, it is. It allows you to create a portable income stream by sharing your interests and passions with like-minded people all over the world. However, to build your blog into a rewarding side-hustle, or even a full-time job, you need to know […]

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Dig Up Your Buried Ambitions…and Turn Them Into an Income

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 3, 2020

The stench of large-scale death. The New York Times. The catalyst that changed my path in life. Those are the three memories I always recall when my mind drifts to San Salvador, October 1986. I mentioned in a recent column that I enrolled at Louisiana State University (LSU) with the notion of becoming a photojournalist. That […]

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Online Opportunities Can Be Your Retirement Goldmine

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 31, 2020

I grew up swaddled in the American origin story and the shared, national mantra that ours is a country of riches, where anyone, with effort and a dream, can grow up to be anything. So it is, then, that recent data points worry me for the future of my kids. I’m convinced the real opportunities […]

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How I Built a New Income in an Overseas Paradise

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 21, 2020

I don’t know if you ever actually retire. I think what happens, and it was certainly the case for me, is that your priorities change, both personally and professionally, and at some stage you think that less work, or no work, would be preferable to what you do now. Although my wife and I moved […]

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I Earn a Comfortable, Rewarding Income by Teaching English Online

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 20, 2020

Even after living full-time in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for three years, I still experience these surreal moments when I think I’m on vacation. With its tropical greenery, stunning beaches, and year-round warm climate, this Pacific resort town is constantly astounding. Though I chose to make my home in Puerto Vallarta, I could live and work […]

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Today Everyone Has the Opportunity to Become a Foreign Correspondent

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 15, 2020

My driver, Mustafa, was pointing out a derelict, hilltop pillbox from which soldiers once kept armed watch over Lebanon’s war-torn Bekaa Valley…when my phone chirped. It was a hotel consultant from Australia. He was desperate for help. When I hung up, I told Mustafa of the conversation. “Not a problem,” he said. “I’m hungry, anyway, […]

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