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Accessing Healthcare When You Retire Abroad

Retiring abroad is a major decision and one of the key issues if we are to get the best out of life in retirement wherever we are is access to good quality healthcare.  The accessibility of healthcare should be one of the key factors in the decision on where to retire. There can be a great difference between different countries in terms of health s ...

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Revealed: The World’s Best Countries To Retire 

  Globally, the population is ageing, with more people than ever before reaching retirement age and asking themselves: where should I retire?  To help answer this, Wise has pulled together a ranking of the best countries to retire in, taking into account the cost of living, population over 65, healthcare, quality of life, climate and happiness.      Surprisingly, despite the current ...

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An Expat’s Retirement – Double The Challenge

  Retirement is like a bereavement. Overnight you lose your title, identity, network of colleagues and sense of purpose. Like a bereavement, many go through a stark emotional time.  Add leaving a country into the mix, and an expat’s retirement can involve a more challenging time than most.       Written exclusively for Expat Network by Victoria Tomlinson, Founder of Next- ...

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How To Make Friends In A New Country

  Travelers and expats spending time in a new country have been advised on the most effective ways to meet people and nurture new friendships abroad. The team behind online remittance service Remitly, have revealed their top tips for how to make friends in a new country.        Moving abroad can be a very daunting experience, and even traveling in new countries comes with its c ...

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Best Worldwide Destinations For Adrenaline Junkies

  So, you’ve retired. You are free of the shackles of the 9-5. But that does not mean that you are ready to take up knitting or pottery or even gardening. No! You love adventure, excitement, the great outdoors. You want to have all the thrills you craved in your 20s, except now, you have the money to actually afford them.          Alternatively, you are looking for a holiday home. When you ar ...

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How To Claim The UK State Pension Abroad

You can continue to claim your State Pension when you decide to retire abroad, provided you have paid enough UK National Insurance contributions to qualify.  If you have not yet started receiving your pension you can get a State Pension statement to tell you how much State Pension you may get     In order to claim your pension you should contact the International Pension Centre or send t ...

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UK Inheritance Tax And Domicile – What You Need To Know Today

  UK inheritance tax follows you around the world since it’s based on domicile, not residence. You could live abroad long term and still be liable for this legacy tax. Here, Blevins Franks look at key facts about UK inheritance tax and domicile and how it could affect your intended heirs.        Written by Jason Porter of Blevins Franks  Data released by HM Revenue & Customs (HM ...

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5 Great Places to Consider Living Out Your Retirement

  There are many great places to spend your retirement, but you want to make sure you find the right fit. Your city and country of choice for retirement should allow you to enjoy all the things you love while being surrounded by like-minded individuals. With ample research and a keen eye for adventure, you’ll choose the perfect fit and be on your way to having a fulfilling and enriching retir ...

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The Most Popular Sports For Retirees Around The World

  For those retirees looking to lead active lifestyles and enjoy partaking in a range of indoor and outdoor sports, the new Senior Sports Report from the hearing specialists at ReSound has determined which of the 30 most developed countries in the world are the most popular and accessible to older generations in order to stay social, and keep fit and healthy.       After resear ...

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Organising Your Retirement To France

Retirement abroad is increasingly popular, with over one million British expats having their pension paid overseas. It is less common for citizens of the US to retire abroad, but there are around 550,000 Americans who receive their social security benefits abroad.  Non-EU citizens can obtain a long-stay visa for retirement in France, which allows you to reside without working or doing any lucrativ ...

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