Barry Golson knows all about retiring abroad -- he and his wife, Thia, have lived in six different countries. Now they choose expatriate-friendly locales around the world for their low cost and their high quality of living and explain how to investigate and settle in each country with minimum hassle and maximum pleasure.
Taking you step-by-step through the process of researching, testing, and finally living abroad, the Golsons' practical how-to guide covers all the major issues, including health care, finances, real estate, taxes, and immigration. Each location is profiled by an expatriate writer who has made that country his or her home and who knows how to answer all the questions about living richly and economically in some of the world's most beautiful places.
About the Author
Barry Golson tried to retire, but put it on hold to launch a travel website for Forbes.com. He and his wife Thia are also researching a new book on living abroad to be called Retirement Without Borders. Golson is a former editor of the Playboy interviews, TV Guide, and Yahoo! Internet Life. He has written for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Ski, and Salon. His article for AARP on Mexico won a Lowell Thomas award. He and Thia divide their time between New York and Sayulita, and look forward someday to re-retiring.
"Retirement Without Borders is for smart people who not only want to think outside the box but live outside the box as well. Golson doesn't just give you a road map, he gives you the compelling reasons, as well as the pitfalls and pleasures, of why the low-cost, high-quality expatriate life is one of the last great -- and rewarding -- boomer adventures." -- Peter Greenberg, travel editor of NBC's Today
"Retirement Without Borders is absolutely positively the best book that I have read on why, where, and how to retire abroad." -- Ernie J. Zelinski, author of How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free
"This is a must-read for anyone considering retiring abroad or living outside the U.S. for an extended period. It cuts through the myths and provides balanced and hardheaded advice on every aspect of living in a different culture." -- Peter Francese, founder of American Demographics magazine
"The book takes us beyond the essentials, with expats writing about their experiences, both good and bad. An engaging and personal read, Retirement Without Borders leaves us wise and eager to try new places where we may want to spend the rest of our lives." -- Bernice Bratter and Helen Dennis, authors of Project Renewment
"Perfectly timed for boomers facing fundamental questions about costs of living and quality of life." -- Andrew P. Garvin, CEO of PreRetirementinfo.com
"An excellent, valuable resource for [those] who are seriously considering offshore retirement as well as those who may be dreaming about it." -- Booklist
"The single best guide we've seen to retiring abroad." -- The Wall Street Journal