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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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Active, Single, and Happy in This Tropical City…

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on December 18, 2020

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

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

“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

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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The Top 3 Digital Nomad Destinations in Caribbean Belize

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on December 7, 2020

As working from home becomes the new norm in the U.S. and around the world, many people are beginning to wonder why they should remain in expensive urban centers when they could just as easily work online from a more affordable, beautiful, and enriching destination overseas. Unsurprisingly, one of the most popular regions among workers […]

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Trading in the 9-to-5 for a Caribbean Villa

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on December 7, 2020

In 2010, Annelise Hagan accepted a position as science director for two marine parks in Belize. This job took her to Placencia, a narrow peninsula in the south of the country known for its palm tree-lined Caribbean beaches and spectacular diving.  “Placencia has the perfect mix of locals, expats, and tourists,” says Annelise. “And it’s […]

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How to Get Your Revenge on Ageist Corporate America

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on December 1, 2020

Living well is the best revenge.  Uncle Google tells me that sentiment was first attributed to a 17th century English poet. Maybe that’s true. But it’s not important. I’ve hijacked it because it’s such an apropos intro into a topic that annoys me: ageism…which, in theory, doesn’t factor into the hiring and firing decisions in […]

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Escape the Rat Race in the “Hamptons of South America”

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on November 12, 2020

My husband, Ralph, and I have always been prepared to reinvent our lives whenever we spotted a greener pasture. It’s a policy that’s served us well.  In 1996, we decided to immigrate to Toronto, Canada, where we have family on his side, to start a new business venture. After three years, this business took us […]

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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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Get Peace of Mind for $100 a Month in Uruguay

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on November 7, 2020

One of the hardest things about being a freelancer in the U.S. is the lack of affordable healthcare. Health insurance policies tend to be prohibitively expensive on the front end, come with steep deductibles, and harbor many exclusions or limited networks that make actually accessing healthcare difficult. So even when you have insurance, one accident […]

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The Top 3 Digital Nomad Destinations in Uruguay

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on October 22, 2020

As a freelance copywriter with a strong stable of clients, I can live anywhere there’s a decent internet connection. That’s one of the many factors that led my wife and me to choose Uruguay: the country is unique among its South American neighbors in its commitment to providing excellent communications infrastructure. In fact, it’s fast […]

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