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Oct. 1, 2022

E104 Retire in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

You unquestionably love the music, food and spirit of New Orleans, but prefer a rural area … oh, what to do? Musician Ben Redwine and his artist wife, Leslie Redwine, believe they found the perfect compromise. The couple move...

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Sept. 24, 2022

E103 Retire in Koh Lanta, Thailand

As a child growing up in Canada, Perley-Ann Friedman dreamed about living on a tropical island. Throughout her life, she traveled extensively around the world, but on her first trip to the southern Thailand island of Koh Lant...

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Sept. 17, 2022

E102 Retire in Cottonwood, Arizona

When does “forever” last only a few years? When your “forever home” in your dream destination, among the red rocks in the Arizona sun, turns out to be a nightmare. After long careers on the East coast, Bob and Irene …

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Sept. 10, 2022

E101 Retire in Barcelona, Spain

Hugh Donagher and Brian Rountree were living in San Antonio, Texas and wanted to settle down in Spain but not quite ready for retirement. Brian had little trouble securing a tech job in Barcelona. Obtaining a work visa is ano...

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Sept. 3, 2022

E100 Retire in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Where should you retire if you wish for a place with water warm enough to enable you to swim in the ocean year round? Oh, and you don’t want to leave the United States. Don and Linda Hurzeler discovered their …

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Aug. 27, 2022

E99 Retire in Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Dreamt of living on a little Caribbean island? Has the fear of being distant from city conveniences prevented you from realizing your fantasy? Isla Mujeres in Mexico may be the answer. The island is a short commute from the s...

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Aug. 20, 2022

E98 Retire in The Villages, Florida

Do you really know The Villages, the world’s largest retirement community in central Florida? There have been numerous depictions of The Villages by those who don’t live there. Jack and Pam O’Brien moved from Pittsburgh and s...

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Aug. 13, 2022

E97 Retire in Aljezur, Portugal, in the Algarve Region

Retire early and dedicate more time to your passion? Is the fear of not having enough retirement savings holding you back? That was the case for Alyson and Dave Sheldrake of Devon, England. The couple crunched the numbers and...

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Aug. 6, 2022

E96 Retire in Lincoln, Kansas

What would it take for you to retire in a small rural town? How about free land? Lincoln, Kansas is giving away free build-ready plots of land in an effort to get people there. Bradley Roberts relocated to Lincoln from …

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July 30, 2022

E95 Retire in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (and Ubid, Bali, Indonesia)

Do you dream of living like the Jeffersons, ‘in a deluxe apartment in the sky?’ Most of us would be unable to afford such a place in New York, London or Singapore. For city loving retirees who desire residing in …

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July 23, 2022

E94 Retire in Knoxville, Tennessee

Jim and Rita Santos retired to Ecuador and loved it but missed their 9 grandchildren back in the U.S. When searching for a home in the States, they wanted a mild winter climate, great healthcare, a good airport and scenic …

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July 16, 2022

E93 Retire in Porto, Portugal

Linda Correll had traveled around the world, but when it came to selecting a place to retire she narrowed it down to two countries: Spain and Portugal. Its more liberal visa and resident requirements gave Portugal the edge. O...

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July 9, 2022

E92 Retire in Green Valley, Arizona

Mel and Patricia Schlesinger love Mexico but they wanted an inexpensive home in the States to come back to annually, so as to not lose their Medicare benefits. They ended up purchasing a casita in one of the many 55 …

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July 2, 2022

E91 Retire in Umbria, Italy

What would you do if your other half dreams of living in Europe but the thought hadn’t even occurred to you? This happened to Nancy Hampton! Instead of dismissing the idea, she broadened her mind and ended up loving life …

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June 25, 2022

E90 Retire in Ocala, Florida

Some retirees long for the luxurious amenities and numerous clubs of a 55+ active adult community, but also want both the culture of cities and the natural beauty of rural areas. Marsha and James Cuddington seem to have found...

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June 17, 2022

E89 Retire in Madeira, Portugal

Ever fantasize about living on an Island in the middle of an ocean? At some point you probably talked yourself out of it, believing that it would be too isolated, too expensive and too hot. According to Bill Strickland and …

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June 11, 2022

E88 Retire in Santa Barbara, California

Bob Wheeler and Kurt Kleespies lived and worked in San Francisco for years. When they retired, they desired a warmer climate and great outdoor activities without compromising excellent medical care and longtime social connect...

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June 4, 2022

E87 Retire in Marche, Italy

When Mark L. Hinshaw and Savina "Sunny" Bertollini were seeking a vacation in Italy, they desired the beauty of Tuscany but without all the tourists and high costs. They stumbled upon the small ancient hilltown of Santa Vitto...

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May 28, 2022

E86 Retire in Lake Worth Beach, Florida

Peppy Castro, one of the founding members of the legendary rock band Blues Magoos and a lifelong New Yorker, dreamed of living on the water but he couldn’t afford most waterfront price tags. A few years ago he happened upon …

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May 21, 2022

E85 Retire in Hong Kong, China

Have you always assumed Hong Kong would be prohibitively expensive to live in? When Brits Ben Zabulis and Hilary Garland spent nine hectic years living and working in Hong Kong, they didn’t consider retiring there. The workl...

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May 14, 2022

E84 Retire in Austin, Texas in a Tiny Home

Have you ever seriously considered getting rid of almost all of your stuff and moving to a tiny home. Brandy Beverly had been intrigued with tiny homes for over 30 years, ever since she met a client who made flat-packed …

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May 7, 2022

E83 Retire in Salgueiro da Lomba, Portugal

Bill Mauro and Marcus Laurence retired early while living in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. They soon realized that the high cost of health insurance would make it difficult to maintain their lifestyle in America. A va...

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April 30, 2022

E82 Retire in Woodburn, Oregon

Lorrie Cox moved to Woodburn, Oregon because her husband found a house in a 55+ community and promised to renovate it to her liking. Her husband made the home beautiful. Sadly, he passed. Lorrie stayed on in Woodburn, as she …

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April 23, 2022

E81 Retire in Florence, Italy

Sally Carrocino started traveling later in life, but she made up for it. She traveled extensively in Europe and even married in Italy. When her husband passed away, she was devastated but it did not stop her from pursuing her...

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