Retiring to a Developing Country? What Can Go Wrong

I think about retirement all the time. The average annual cost of living standard for a retiree is about $45,000. You can live in many states comfortably, like Alabama, Idaho, Kentucky, and Utah, for less than that annually. If you don’t live in states with large metropolitan hubs, then you should be OK. However, if you’re thinking about retiring to a developing country, then $45,000 a year can...

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Posted in: Money, Personal Finance, Retirement, Saving Money, Travel

Making Vacation Dollars Last – Chile

I sincerely believe that human beings turn into lemmings whenever summer comes around. And especially so during the high-peak vacation period. I understand the need to want to go on vacation during times of the year when the weather is optimally enjoyable. Still, over 100 million Americans will go on vacation in 2019.  Most people pay over $4,600 to go on vacation. Then, over 75% of those people...

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Posted in: Entertainment and Leisure, saving money, Travel

Airlines Probably Owe You $ For Disruptions – Know your Rights

How many of us have ever been delayed for a flight by an airline for multiple hours? And by multiple hours I mean over two or three? I have been flying for over 20 years and it has happened to me more than once. The helplessness that a passenger feels in such situations can be overpowering. Maybe we, as passengers, expect everything to go right when we enter an airport. But more often than not, they...

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The Financial Weight of a Road Trip

It’s officially summer. I have never been on a road trip, but it is on my to-do list. And I am mean like a long-term, living in the van kind of road trip for two weeks or more. It’s one of those things that I hate putting off because it becomes harder to realize the older that I get. Also, a road trip adventure with friends or family is what summers are made for anyway. However, the more I crunched...

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