Tag Archives: retirement

Panama Cost of Living Report – October 2014

What does it cost to live in Panama? The answer can vary widely depending on where and how you live. I can tell you though what it cost us to live in David, Chiriqui, for the month of October. Fixed … Continue reading

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A Rant on The State of the Middle Class and Retirement

I think it is common knowledge that many people are going to have a hard time affording a comfortable retirement, and we all know people who plan to work until they drop because they feel they have no other choice. Joel … Continue reading

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Two Years

It is hard to believe my two year mark passed on the 10th of this month. The time has gone fast and it hardly seems possible. But, it also feels like I have been here long enough that this life is … Continue reading

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What do you DO all day??

I’ve been asked this question so many times I figured I’d wrote a blog post. Many people facing retirement wonder what they are going to do to fill their time when they are no longer working. Add living in another country … Continue reading

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Party at My House

People have been asking how my party went, so now that the dust has settled I can say it went very well! It was my birthday a couple months ago, that milestone 62 when you are eligible for social security. … Continue reading

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Are You Happy?

Many people are considering a move to Panama, and of course they want to know if they can be happy here. My friend Chris has written an excellent article on this subject. Check it out! Taking the Plunge and Finding … Continue reading

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Retirement in Panama is Getting Better

From an article in US News by Kathleen Peddicord. I think Kathleen Peddicord is part of the hype machine that can mislead people about the realities of living in Panama, so always check your facts and do your own homework … Continue reading

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One Year in Panama!

It’s almost hard to believe, but it was exactly one year ago that I left Florida. I remember how I felt – excited, happy, ambivalent (I was leaving Joel behind, not knowing how long we would be apart), not quite … Continue reading

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My Panama Retirement Article

The Retirement and Good Living website asked me to write an article about retirement in Panama, so I did. It’s published at http://retirementandgoodliving.com/retiring-in-panama/  They even used some of my photos :)

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BBC Interview – a Moment of Fame!

I did a phone interview with a reporter last month and today the interview is up on the website. http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20130918-how-to-retire-in-paradise It’s an interesting experience remembering the interview and now seeing the finished article. You say what you say, but you … Continue reading

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