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The Top 10 Countries Brits Want To Spend Their Retirement In 

New research has revealed the top 10 countries Brits want to spend their retirement in, with Spain placing first. Equity release specialists at Retirement Solutions analysed the average monthly Google search volume for different terms relating to retiring abroad. They wanted to determine the countries that Brits are most seeking to move to, upon retirement.  Rank …

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Arizona Is Top For Seniors

Reasons Quality Of Life In Arizona Is Top For Seniors

  Arizona is a state that offers a high quality of life for seniors, and it’s easy to see why. With its warm weather, access to top-notch medical facilities, vibrant cultural scene, and opportunities to stay active and engaged, it’s no wonder that so many retirees choose to call this state home. In this article,…

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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…

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Best countries to retire 

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,…

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an expat's retirement

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…

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how to make friends in a new country

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…

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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…

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state pension

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…

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UK Inheritance Tax And Domicile

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…

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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…

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