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Answers to The Usual Objections About Moving Abroad to Save Money

If you bring up the idea that you’re thinking of moving abroad, be prepared for some resistance. Just as some people won’t support your year-long trip around the world, you’ll get lots of objections about living abroad, especially if you’re American.
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How Much Does It Cost to Live in Colombia?

The country of Colombia is not in my World’s Cheapest Destinations book, but it is in my cheap living abroad book A Better Life for Half the Price. It has a whole lot going for it as a place to live.
Guanajuato Mexpatriate view from a rooftop

Living the Mexpat Life

“So what’s it like living there in Mexico?” People in my country of birth ask me this a lot. Usually with a bit of trepidation in their voice, like I’m going to tell them five horrible things that happened to me
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The Cheapest Places to Live in the World – 2019

Every year on this long-running blog I do a post on the cheapest places to live in the world. There are seldom drastic changes in the cost of living from year to year in different countries, but political changes and exchange
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The 4 Reasons Other People Don’t Get Your Long-term Travel Plans

Have you excitedly announced you’re going to go travel around the world, but the response from your friends and relatives was kind of muted? Was their first reaction “Be safe!” “Be Careful!” or “Gosh, that must be nice to not have