Where To Spend Retirement
The retirement dream usually starts before or shortly after earning that first paycheck. During the next 30-40 years, the dream is refined and reimagined while ensuring the finances are there for the vision to become reality.
Let’s face it, we aren’t our parents’ retirees. Whatever the new term for the Golden Years, choosing how and where to spend retirement is an individual experience. Downsizing, moving to be closer to grandchildren, finally taking those big trips, giving back, enjoying beautiful weather year-round, or learning something new — the options are endless. The only hurdles: imagination and our pocketbooks.
Jubilación, Retraite, Pensioen — retirement sounds good in any language, and retiring abroad is an ever-increasing reality. At the core, it’s about stretching your retirement funds. Healthcare, affordability, and maybe even better weather are all factors in taking a serious look at spending at least part of your retirement years overseas. In addition, culture, a more walkable or transportation-friendly environment, and moving to a country with easy access to many, make the thought even more inviting.
Top U.S. States
Let’s face it, some states are just better for retirees, and it usually comes down to taxes. It’s difficult to pass up a pay increase in retirement just by moving across state lines, even if it’s just for a portion of the year. A move can save thousands and can come with better weather and a new community of friends.