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Should You Consider Retiring Abroad?

Aug 18, 2007
When it comes to retiring, often many people find themselves stuck for ideas on what they can spend their time doing. You spend so much of your life working and being away from home that when it finally comes to it, being at home full time can often be a little boring. There is nothing new to do and taking up a hobby such as gardening is not always everyone's idea of a good time. That is when the option of retiring abroad should be considered.

Why Think of Retiring Abroad?

By retiring abroad you are getting to see an entirely different country. It marks the start of a new adventure instead of symbolising the end of an old one. There really is nothing better than waking up to a brand new life and so retiring abroad is certainly something you should at least think about. So just how hard is it and how much would you need to retire abroad?

Getting to know everything about the country you plan on moving to is absolutely essential if you want to plan everything properly. You should not just simply choose a random place and then jet off without knowing anything about it; otherwise you could end up hating your new life. So do some thorough research and then decide upon where you want to relocate to, based upon your needs and wants.

Once you know where exactly it is that you want to go, then you should focus upon how much it will cost you to move out there. Do some more research based upon the house prices in the area you will be moving to. Then either get a State pension forecast or if you have a personal pension you will be able to see an estimation of how much you have saved and how much you will receive once you retire on your monthly statements. That will help you to estimate how much more you need to save if anything, before you can afford to retire and live your dream of moving abroad.

Generally there should be nothing stopping you from retiring abroad, but it is always a good idea to check that your pension allows it. The State pension allows you to move anywhere that you want to and you can still get your money once you retire. However some private pensions may not agree to giving you the money if you are retiring abroad so do ensure that your pension allows you to move abroad and still receive a payout.
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