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This week, our attention turns to moving overseas on a budget. I found a few books with good ratings, and although some really focus on retirement, I think they are also a good way to consider living on a limited income elsewhere.

A Better Life for Half the Price: How to prosper on less money in the cheapest places to live Paperback – by Tim Leffel, 2015 (4.6 stars, 73 reviews) $21.99, but available on Audible as well.

The author provides a solid review of the decisions you have to make to live overseas, as well as making a trial run before making the move. Additionally, he includes chapters on Mexico, Ecuador, Panama, and Thailand, so if you are thinking about those places, this book may be very handy for you!

From Amazon:

The most comprehensive guide to moving abroad in order to cut your expenses in half, with advice, expatriate interviews, and specific country details for the cheapest places to live. This is the book that reveals how to cut loose instead of cutting back. Instead of sacrificing and eliminating things you love, instead have more money to spend each month.

The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget: How to Live Well on $25,000 a Year Hardcover – by Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher, 2014. (4.1 stars, 197 reviews) $13.00 on Kindle, but other options are available, too.

What I really appreciate about this book is the frank discussions about health care, the challenges of languages and cultures, and the multiple countries discussed from the fixed-income perspective. Some of the areas that receive their own chapters include Belize, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Europe, and Southeast Asia.

From Amazon:
Achieve your dream of retiring abroad while on a budget. The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget provides a detailed guide to one of the least-known but most effective retirement strategies in today’s chaotic economic environment: retiring abroad. The premise is simple: Enjoy a happier, healthier, more fulfilling retirement than you could possibly afford in the U.S. or Canada by finding the right overseas retirement haven. The book reveals those affordable havens and the strategies for successfully making the move that could save your retirement. Aimed at retirees and near-retirees in the U.S. and Canada, this book’s strategies apply just as well to younger people and people with families who are looking for ways to improve their quality of life while at the same time lowering their cost of living. It includes solutions for the challenges of continuing to work and earn money abroad, too.