Tag Archives: retirement

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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The Third Act of Life

My blogging friend InDaCampo wrote an interesting post about this third part of our lives that some of us are in, or think we are approaching, or are trying to figure out what this means for us. She included this … Continue reading

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Negligent Bloggers (aka Retirement is not Boring!)

That’s me, negligent. I’m not sure why. I think someone has sped up time. I’ve been busy and doing too many things to write about them, and now I see days have passed since I’ve been here. We had a … Continue reading

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Our Cost of Living in Panama – April

It is the last day of April, and I am totaling up our expenses. I didn’t post anything for March since both of us were traveling out of the country for part of the month but for April, except for a few … Continue reading

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