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March 25, 2023

E128 Retire in Seville Province, Spain

Jean Roberts yearned for a home in Spain, but her husband, Adrian, was not so keen on the idea. He was content living full-time in their home in England. Finally, he agreed, contingent upon the property being 30,000 euros or …

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March 18, 2023

E127 Retire in Asheville, NC

Guy and Melissa Hoagland desired to retire to an environmentally sustainable place with a temperate climate, a college/university, and to be in a city, but not a big city. The couple landed in Asheville, NC, a place with all...

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March 11, 2023

E126 Retire in Carovigno, Puglia, Italy

According to recent statistics, Italy has one of the highest income tax rates in Europe, with the top bracket taxed at 43%. However, for those who are deterred by the high tax rates, there is an option to consider. Italy …

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March 4, 2023

E125 Retire in Boca Raton, Florida

For many, Boca Raton, Florida is a dream retirement destination with its beaches, warm weather, a classic downtown featuring great shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Solo retiree Mary Ellen Morgan relocated there and is...

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Feb. 25, 2023

E124 Retire in Bocas del Toro, Panama

Bocas del Toro is a province in northeast Panama comprising an archipelago of 9 islands. If you dream of living on an affordable Caribbean island and love boating, this may be the place for you. Doug Marcy and Anne-Michelle W...

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Feb. 18, 2023

E123 Retire in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The population of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico rose from 12,000 in 1964 to 300,000 today. That should be no surprise, given the Mexican beach resort city consists of great weather, warm people, reputed excellent healthcare and mou...

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Feb. 11, 2023

E122 Retire in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica

Chuck and Mary Casselman left San Diego, California to retire in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica. You may be asking yourself why anyone would leave the beautiful beaches and near perfect weather of San Diego. The Casselmans had en...

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Feb. 4, 2023

E121 Retire in San Diego, California

What comes to mind when you think of San Diego, California: the zoo, the beach or the weather? For Susan Lewallen it was unquestionably the weather. After working as physicians for over two decades in Africa, Susan and her hu...

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Jan. 28, 2023

E120 Retire in Barbados

Imagine being a highly specialized physician on the top of your game in your 40s. You are well respected by your patients but feel overworked and burnt out, can you retire? The answer probably depends on your financial situat...

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Jan. 21, 2023

E119 Retire in an RV and in Eugene, Oregon

Gerri Almand believed she was happily retired, while living in Tampa, Florida and tending to her flower garden until her husband, Michael Hamlin, persuaded her to take some short vacations in an RV. She went from being a relu...

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Jan. 14, 2023

E118 Retire in Castelo Branco, Portugal

Where would you retire if you loved Spain and purchased a home there but the Spanish visa requirements made it too difficult to gain permanent residency in the country? This was Bruce Joffe and Russ Warren’s experience so the...

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Jan. 7, 2023

E117 - Interview with Ryan Frederick, an expert on the role of place …

How much thought have you invested in thinking about where you will live during your retirement years? Ryan Frederick, an expert in the field of aging with a particular focus on the role of place, believes that where you live...

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Jan. 1, 2023

E116 2022 Retire There Year in Review

Happy 2023! In Episode 116, Gil & Gene discuss how the Retire There podcast continued to grow and evolve in 2022. In the episode, we discuss what goes on behind the scenes of Retire There, 2022 statistics, the press we …

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Dec. 17, 2022

E115 Retire in Montreux, Switzerland

Would you like to live in a small European city with a surprisingly mild climate and views of a beautiful lake and stunning mountains? Many people who could afford to live anywhere, including Freddie Mercury, adopted Montreux...

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Dec. 10, 2022

E114 Retire in McMinnville, Oregon

Joy and Brent Fletcher were living in Berkeley, California but dreamed of retiring in wine country. Of course, they thought about the nearby Sonoma wine region, but it is prohibitively expensive. Then, they stumbled upon the ...

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Dec. 3, 2022

E113 Retire in Carvoeiro, Portugal, in the Algarve

Does living in a small, quaint village on a bay in the Algarve sound dreamy? It’s still doable but, as housing costs rise and the ever growing number of expats invade Portugal, the best way to find a reasonably priced …

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Nov. 26, 2022

E112 Retire in Rockaway, Queens, New York

Is it attainable to live on a beach in New York City without going broke? Sharon Lew has proven so. Sharon grew up near the water on Long Island, but spent most of her adult life in Manhattan while having …

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Nov. 19, 2022

E111 Retire in Huatulco, Mexico

Do you long for an inexpensive oceanfront city? There aren’t many left in the States, so check out Huatulco, Mexico. The town is quaint, friendly, affordable, clean and a naturally beautiful place on the Pacific Ocean in sout...

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Nov. 12, 2022

E110 Retire in Mohegan Lake, Northern Westchester County, NY

Would you enjoy a small getaway house, near New York City, for under $150,000? Check out some of the former bungalow colonies north of the city. Marcy Kahn, and her wife Diane Churchill, found such a place in the northern …

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Nov. 5, 2022

E109 Retire in David, Panama

Do you wish to live in Panama, but find the housing prices of Panama City, Boquete or Coronado too costly? Try David, a fairly large city, with a small town feel due to its low population density and lack of …

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Oct. 29, 2022

E108 Retire in La Paz, Mexico

Do you fantasize of having a home right on the beach? Oh, you don’t have millions to plop down on a seaside place in the States? Perhaps you should explore Mexican beach towns. Brighton and Kat West started living their …

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Oct. 22, 2022

E107 Retire in Singapore & Jersey City, New Jersey!

Is it possible to live in two of the most expensive areas of the world? Yes, but it helps to be organized and frugal. Regina Ang and Sue Davies, high level stressed out executives blissfully retired in Clementi, Singapore and...

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Oct. 15, 2022

E106 Retire in Chandler, Arizona

Dave Hughes and Jeff McKeehan had independently moved to Arizona to escape freezing winters. Jeff contends that “snow is for snow globes.” When they got together, they searched for a place that would support their love of pla...

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Oct. 8, 2022

E105 Retire in Boquete, Panama

Dream of living somewhere surrounded by beautiful scenery with temps that are never too high or too low? If so, seek out that perfect elevation in the stunning mountain town of Boquete, Panama where neither air conditioning n...

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