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3 Reasons Why You Should Buy A Property In Portugal For Retirement

How does your perfect day in retirement look? What about a morning spent exploring the local market, a lazy afternoon in the sun at the beach – just a short walk from home – and then sitting out in the balmy evening temperatures with good food and wine? For Brits who retire to Portugal, every day can feel like being on holiday! Written exclusively ...

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Top Tips For Investing In The Perfect Villa

Buying a villa abroad is the perfect way to enjoy your retirement, in a home away from home with months of sunshine. For those preferring not to move permanently, owning a home abroad is also an opportunity to earn some extra income through holiday rentals. Written exclusively for Expat Network by Peter Jenkins of Sun-Hat Villas & Resorts   To make sure you get the most out of the investm ...

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Retiring Abroad – Share Your Thoughts And Experiences

Many who have worked abroad choose to retire in the area where they have worked or choose somewhere they can enjoy the climate when considering where to spend their retirement.  We would like to hear from you about your plans for your retirement or your experiences in retirement.  Expat Network is planning to produce a new Guide To Retiring Aboard and want to ensure that it reflects the real exper ...

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Retirement Abroad – Global Uncertainty Causing Rethink

Britons’ retirement abroad to Europe is being held back by Brexit and to the US by Donald Trump’s presidency.  The weather, a better life and improved wellbeing are the main incentives for people to move overseas to retire.  Emotional ties and a love of the UK are the reasons given by many for not wanting to retire abroad. Why people retire abroad or decide not to Global issues and uncertainty are ...

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Plans For Major Changes To The Partner Visa Process Underway

There will be major changes to the Partner Visa process as the Government has passed legislation governing the way in which couples can apply for a Partner Visa. Find out what has changed and why, as well as how the changes impact you and your partner. Written by Alana Parera of Interstaff 3 December, 2018   Partner sponsors to be approved before a Partner Visa application can be made Last month T ...

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Expats – Plan Your Retirement Abroad

Many expats having spent a proportion or all of their career abroad get used to a different climate and lifestyle and do not feel drawn back to their home country when considering their retirement.  There are many options for retiring and it is a very personal decision on where to retire.  For some retiring where they have been working allows them to continue with part-time work into retirement ca ...

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Top Ten Issues When Deciding Where To Retire Abroad

Many of us have a clear idea of where we would like to retire, but there are many factors to consider.  You may have had many happy holidays in one part of the world, but that does not necessarily mean it is the best place to spend your retirement.  Costs, taxes, environment, community and what it is like out of season are all points that can determine whether your retirement meets your expectatio ...

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Top Ten Tips When Planning Your Retirement Abroad

Retiring abroad is increasingly popular with estimates ranging from 10% of people in the UK considering retiring abroad to over 30%.  Moving to a warmer climate with a lower cost of living enabling you to enjoy a more active retirement can be a very attractive proposition.  It is, however, a major life decision and should not be taken lightly.  You should make sure you carry out your research to u ...

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How to Arrange Your US Social Security Retirement Benefit

Over half a million people receive some kind of Social Security benefit abroad, including retired and disabled workers, as well as spouses, widows, widowers, and children. If you retire abroad you can receive your Social Security payments outside the United States as long as you are eligible and live in a country where payment is permitted. Payments are prohibited to anyone residing in Cuba or Nor ...

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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 the internation ...

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