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April 16, 2022

E80 Retire Early Everywhere

You are fortunate to be part of the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement and retire in your 40’s, but the American health insurance available is either inadequate or prohibitively expensive. What do you do? Ti...

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April 9, 2022

E79 Retire in Galicia, Spain

Craig and Melanie Briggs were what some may describe as early adopters of the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement years before they knew what it was. Twenty years ago, while they were both around 40, the coup...

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April 2, 2022

E78 Retire in Mesa, Arizona and Timeshare in Mexico

You love to travel, but you also love spending time with your children and grandchildren who are spread out mostly in the Western United States. How do you split your time? Carol and Bill Colborn decided to spend 6 months …

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March 26, 2022

E77 Retire in Chiang Mai, Thailand

We all expect to be respected at every age, especially when we retire, perhaps even revered. We also wish to spend less, but not compromise on healthcare, culture, traveling, our accommodations and safety. If you’re a single ...

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March 19, 2022

E76 Retire in Steilacoom, Washington

Peggy Cleveland grew up a military brat, served in the Army for 12 years, and was a military spouse until her husband retired from the service. It’s no surprise, Peggy has literally been around the world and has moved 33 …

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March 12, 2022

E75 Retire in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico

Karen Blue (Blue) worked a stressful job and lived in a very expensive city. At 52, she was ready to retire, but her accountant advised that she’d be unable to do so if she wished to stay in California's Silicon …

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March 5, 2022

E74 Retire in New Castle, Delaware

You live in a pricey northeast city which you find is becoming more expensive to live in, what should you do? Barbara Winard and Martin Kozlowski felt that way about Jersey City, New Jersey but they had to figure out …

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Feb. 26, 2022

E73 Retire in Lisbon, Portugal

You desire to retire in France, but it’s prohibitively expensive, where do you go? Rosemary Bointon and Ian Cole opted for the cosmopolitan, cultural, yet charming, city of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. It is the largest c...

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Feb. 19, 2022

E72 Retiring in Pearce, Arizona

Would you retire to a rural mining ghost town? Pearce, Arizona doesn’t have a supermarket or a movie theater, but it has musicians Donna and Gary Brown for entertainment. The couple grew up in Chicago; formed a band when they...

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Feb. 12, 2022

E 71 Retiring in Krakow, Poland

When Americans think about places to retire, few would consider Krakow, Poland. They might visit there for historic reasons, but not as a place to live full-time. Grace Nagiecka and Greg Spring would beg to differ! They fell ...

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Feb. 5, 2022

E70 Retiring in Vero Beach, Florida

You retire with limited income and savings and don’t wish to live overseas, what do you do? Consider “senior housing?” Joan and Steven Reid moved from a small apartment in the affluent community of Pearl River, New York, to a...

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Jan. 29, 2022

E69 Retiring in Alicante, Spain

Sometimes, retirees don't spend long in what they believed would be their “forever home.” After retirement, Al Salas and Carlos Torres moved to, what was, their vacation home in the small seaside town of Lewes, Delaware. They...

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Jan. 22, 2022

E68 Retiring in a Manufactured Home in Florida

What images come to mind when you hear the terms trailer park or mobile home park? You may think of run-down communities with stray dogs and men walking sporting wife-beater tops. That stereotype is what led to the birth of …

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Jan. 15, 2022

E67 Retiring in Gozo, Malta

Brits frequently complain about gloomy weather, but how many of them leave the country because of it? Fiona Mackenzie-Spence did. I was spiritually guided to Gozo, Malta , says Fiona, a place she had never been. Gozo is a bea...

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Jan. 8, 2022

E66 Retiring in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

How would you like to retire to a diverse, vibrant city, one that is much, much more affordable than New York or San Francisco? Sarah Vogel opted for Philadelphia, a city which offers all the amenities of other major hubs …

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Jan. 2, 2022

E65 Retire There 2021 Year-End Wrap Up with Gil & Gene

Happy 2022! In Episode 65, Gil & Gene discuss how the Retire There podcast has evolved in 2021. Specifically, they chat about what they have learned from their guests, themselves, and where they think they’ve agreed to retire...

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Dec. 25, 2021

E64 Retiring in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic

If you were retiring on a U.S. military pension and wanted to live a comfortable life, where would you go? Donny Chamberland recently retired from the military, and his wife, Victoria, recently did the same from a civilian po...

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Dec. 18, 2021

E63 Retiring in Hayward Wisconsin (and Bonita Springs, Florida)

If you were in the red zone of retirement and you love outdoor activities such as fishing and hiking, where would you retire? Julie Sosinski selected a lake home near Hayward, Wisconsin for most of the year and a condo …

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Dec. 11, 2021

E62 Retiring in Montefrio, Andalusia, Spain

Imagine this, you are living in Abu Dhabi but desire more of a rural life. You have never been to Spain and you don’t know Spanish, would you purchase an old house, without a roof, in a rural spot in …

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Dec. 4, 2021

E61 Retiring in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, of Bucks County

Find a home within a two-hour driving radius of Hoboken, New Jersey, where your new grandchild resides. Where do you go? Nancy and Joel Collamer decided to check out Bucks County, Pennsylvania by renting a home in an active 5...

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Nov. 27, 2021

E60 Retiring in Brittany, France

In 1992, Mark Greenside was a 47 year old New Yorker living in Northern California. His most valuable possession was a 20 year old car and he considered himself downwardly mobile and a lifelong sceptic. Nevertheless, he purch...

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Nov. 20, 2021

E59 Retiring in ShantiNiketan, a 55+ Indian American Community in Tav…

Many immigrants come to America for better opportunities for their future generations, then yearn to return to their homeland in their golden years, only to find that what they left behind has dramatically changed and their A...

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Nov. 13, 2021

E58 Retiring in Oaxaca City, Mexico after Retiring in San Ramon, Cost…

You retire to Costa Rica and love it but you desire to live somewhere with more historic culture, where do you go? Paul and Gloria Yeatman felt a pull ... After living in Costa Rica for 12 years, the couple …

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Nov. 6, 2021

E57 Retiring in Pinetop, Arizona and San Carlos, Mexico with a Stopov…

After sailing around the world together for eight years, where should a couple retire? Those years would be a mix of living together in tight quarters of a boat and stopping in exotic places around the globe. What if your …

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