Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, August 17, 2015 5:16 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Bankrate periodically publishes the 10 best and worst places to retire, as do other publications. Who comes out on top or the bottom depends largely on the factors used and weights assigned to those factors.

Friday, July 01, 2011 10:43 am
By Barbara Whelehan ·

In a recent blog post about retiring abroad, I stated that I didn’t want to live in Costa Rica because an American student disappeared in a national park near Liberia in August 2009, according to Carole Moore’s compelling book, “The Last Place You’d Look: True Stories of Missing Persons and the People Who Search for

Friday, June 03, 2011 3:36 pm
By Barbara Whelehan ·

Americans are regularly barraged by news about their retirement unpreparedness — courtesy of surveys mostly commissioned by financial firms. The usual conclusion: We need help, desperately. But rarely do we get a glimpse of how people who live in foreign lands perceive their retirement readiness. A new report from HSBC plumbs information from interviews and

Friday, May 27, 2011 1:07 pm
By Barbara Whelehan ·

At a minimum, most people have some retirement expectations. Higher up are retirement hopes and dreams. At the helm are retirement fantasies, which are like dreams in a runaway car with no brakes to stop them. I asked my husband where in the world he would want to retire outside the U.S., and his answer was