How To Retire Overseas

Everything You Need to Know
to Live Well (for Less) Abroad
Kathleen Peddicord

Have you ever dreamed of selling everything and moving to Paradise? Well you’re not alone. And there has never been a better time to learn about and plan for making this fantasy a reality. The effects of the economic downturn on IRAs, 401ks and other retirement savings plans has forced many to rethink their plans and move due to financial necessity. And thankfully,  HOW TO RETIRE OVERSEAS: Everything You Need to Know to Live Well (for Less) Abroad (Hudson Street Press; Hardcover; March 2010) by Kathleen Peddicord is set to become the definite guide to finding, relocating, and getting all the benefits of a stateside retirement, while living overseas.

Retiring abroad has never been more accessible or appealing. In addition to a sense of adventure, the allure of an idyllic locale, and the excitement of learning a new culture, living in an unconventional retirement destination can cost less than a traditional home in Arizona or Florida.

HOW TO RETIRE OVERSEAS is a prescriptive guide that answers every essential question that potential ex-pats will encounter, from setting up a bank account, purchasing local or international health insurance, and provides advice on even more ways to save money.  Once you determine if retiring overseas is the next move for you or someone close to you, Peddicord answers critical questions and expertly guides you through the process of establishing yourself in a new country. Some of the invaluable tips she shares include:

  • Finding a home to own or rent overseas
  • Researching and understanding your tax liability
  • Establishing secure bank accounts
  • Obtaining health insurance
  • Avoiding common pitfalls and mistakes

Drawing on over two decades of experience in the field of living overseas and travel, Kathleen Peddicord was the Editor and Publisher of International Living for 22 years and recently founded, an essential website for those living and looking to retire abroad. Having traveled to over 50 countries, invested in real estate in 17, established business in 7, and renovated properties in 6, Peddicord is without a doubt qualified to provide advice on retiring, investing and living abroad. A full-time expat herself, she lives in Panama City, Panama with her family.

Whether you’re looking to relocate to a remote haven such as Nicaragua or Kuala Lumpur, or a well traveled city such as Rome of Buenos Aires, HOW TO RETIRE OVERSEAS is the ultimate guide to living and retiring abroad.

Kathleen Peddicord is the founder of A full-time expat herself, Peddicord lived in Ireland with her family for several years before relocating to Paris and, most recently, Panama, where she currently lives with her husband and son.

How To Retire Overseas Book

The Wall Street Journal says:
“If you’re thinking about living abroad in retirement,
this book is essential reading…”

“Whether you’re in the ‘what if?’
stage, or have graduated to an investigatory visit,
or are now seriously intending to live overseas…
the book How to Retire Overseas will be
one of your essential resources.”
—Rapid River Arts & Culture (Asheville, NC) 
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