Retirement Abroad

Americans Love Retiring Abroad

Retiring abroad has never been more popular, thanks to the perceived benefits of a better climate and quality of life, not to mention a healthy sense of late life adventure.

Retirement Abroad Tax Information

One possible downside to retirement abroad is that all Americans have to file a US taxes every year, even expats, meaning that tax planning is an essential part of overall planning for retiring overseas.

The 14 Best Countries to Retire in 2023 for Americans Abroad

Best Countries to Retire in 2023

Whether you’re a typical nine-to-fiver or a member of the Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) movement, many Americans are curious about the best countries to retire outside the US. For some, the idea occurs to them while on vacation. Maybe you’re sitting on a terraza in Seville, enjoying tapas and tinto de verano. As you […]

Can US Expats Collect Social Security Benefits? 

US expat social security

When it comes to US expat taxes, there’s a lot to handle. Expats must file various forms depending on their situation (such as the FBAR or Foreign Tax Credit) and comply with strict IRS deadlines.  Something that may go over the heads of US expats as they file their tax returns, however, is Social Security. […]

An unofficial roadmap: Make the right moves when moving abroad.

Planning a Move Abroad

Are you fostering a (not-so-secret) love affair with travel? Have you considered taking this relationship to the next level by finding a permanent or semi-permanent home overseas? You and everyone else, apparently! The data is not shy in painting a clear picture – a record number of Americans are considering a move abroad. Between May […]

The Best Places to Retire in the World in 2022

The Best Places to Retire in the World in 2022

A recent study suggests at least 12 percent of Americans have considered living abroad in older age and retirement, but often a myriad of distractions in our ever demanding world get in the way. With more than half a million retired American expats collecting social security benefits outside the US, it’s clear many push past […]

Retire Abroad US Tax Guide

Retire Abroad US Tax Guide

Over a million Americans have retired abroad, and millions more aspire to. The most common benefits include a better climate, affordable healthcare, and a better standard of living on retirement income. The most popular destination for Americans retiring abroad is Mexico, due to the twin appeals of its proximity and affordability. Many folks move there […]

Best Countries for Expats to Retire Overseas in 2021

Best Countries for Expats to Retire Overseas in 2021

Retirement abroad is more popular than ever, as the world has become more connected online, making managing finances and keeping in touch with family and friends from abroad easier. The desire to travel meanwhile has been amplified by the pandemic. The top considerations when considering where to retire overseas are cost of living, healthcare, quality […]

US Taxation of Foreign Retirement Accounts for Expats

US Taxation of Foreign Retirement Accounts for Expats

Nine million Americans live abroad, and expats employed by foreign firms in particular, often have foreign retirement accounts. Because the US tax system is based on citizenship, all US citizens, including expats, have to file a tax return to the IRS every year, reporting their worldwide income and assets. Foreign retirement plans often have tax benefits […]

Retire in Japan: Visas, Healthcare, Taxes, & More

Retiring in Japan as a foreigner is actually quite a common occurence for Americans. Pictured: two older expats sitting in on a bench in the fall.

Japan has long been hailed as a great vacation destination due to its natural beauty, rich culture, and delicious cuisine — but it’s also surprisingly common for Americans to retire in Japan.  And with Japan’s great healthcare system, low crime rates, and lower cost of living, it’s not hard to see why. Below, we’ll delve into […]