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Season 1

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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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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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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