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Tips for Retiring Overseas

 

If you’re nearing retirement – or are already there! – then it’s possible you’ve considered heading overseas for your retirement. Whether the reason is your desire to travel and experience adventure, or settle somewhere much cheaper than home, there are some things you should know before making the big move. Here are five tips for those considering retiring overseas:

 

  • Consult with international movers. You’ll definitely need assistance when moving overseas, and professional international movers can help you navigate the sometimes tricky waters. Specifically, they know what documents are required for an international move, understand what it takes to get your stuff through customs, and have resources to guide you through the culture of your destination country.

  • Be sure you can afford to move. Some countries will ask you for proof that you have enough financial resources – whether through your pension, 401(k), or other retirement funds – to live abroad without depending on their welfare system. Make sure you know what it costs to rent or purchase a home in your destination country, and how much disposable income you’ll need to survive each year.

  • Engage a financial adviser. This person can give you advice about what to do with financial assets you currently have – specifically, should you transfer them to your destination country or keep them where they are? A financial adviser can also help you set up your finances in your new country of residence.

  • Travel to your destination country 2-3 times before deciding to move there. Remember that a visit is different than living somewhere. A lot of places are “magical” when visiting, but the reality of living there may not be all you think it should be. Travel there at different times of year so you can experience the varying weather and tourist patterns, and to get used to the culture, language, and people.

  • Talk to your family. While it’s ultimately your decision to retire wherever you’d like, it’s helpful to know how family members would feel about your move. Consider what it would be like to be away from them, and take their feelings into account when making the decision.

 

For more tips on retiring overseas, contact Allied Van Lines – international movers who know all there is to know about moving. With more than 85 years of experience, we can help make your move as smooth as possible.

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The delivery was 2 days late but mostly only plastic bins are broken. The stickers didn't stay on some boxes so that makes it hard to know if I have everything. No one called about a del time. My delivery was 2 days late b/c I was told it was in the warehouse and no one wanted to move it. My move in 2007 was great though.

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What our customers say

Allied Van Lines

They did an overall good job, everyone was efficient. We had a situation with the top of the truck, it flew off. They did a good job of communicating with everyone.

Gunten Victoria V  of  Seattle, WA 5 Rating:

12/20/2014

Allied Van Lines

I received excellent service from the first time I called all the way to the drop off of my goods I was very pleased.

Connie S  of  Decatur, IL 5 Rating:

10/29/2014

Allied Van Lines

After the first contact, nothing went on time. The day before the pick up, I was told they didn't have a truck. Then, the truck wasn't working. I could've gone somewhere else if not the last minute.

Sunil M  of  Saint Louis, MO 4 Rating:

12/05/2013

Allied Van Lines

The local crew in Michigan seems to be not as thorough or coordinated as the crew in Cincinnati. I had some furniture damage.

Laura J  of  Saginaw, MI 4.8 Rating:

06/24/2013

Allied Van Lines

Allied was professional, prompt, and courteous. If we asked the crew to move a box from here to there, they would do it for us.

Nancy G  of  Quakertown, PA 5 Rating:

01/15/2014

Allied Van Lines

The driver and Michelle were very kind, they had good communication in keeping me informed. Also, I had a good experience and I would tell anyone that. I thought the driver did a good job packing but some of the crew members didn't do as well.

Hamilton Scott A  of  Ithaca, NY 4.9 Rating:

06/21/2013

Allied Van Lines

The driver was the best ever, and he would get a 10 everyday. The driver was the best ever. He had a great sense of humor, professional, and I would request him again.

Lee S  of  Danville, VA 5 Rating:

03/25/2014

Allied Van Lines

I thought they did a very good job, my things showed up early, nothing's broken, and I was really impressed with everything. The delivery was earlier than expected.

Jennifer A  of  Alexandria, VA 4.9 Rating:

05/28/2014

Allied Van Lines

They did what they said they were going to do when they said they was gone do it. They were on time and did a great job.

Betty H  of  Valdosta, GA 4.9 Rating:

02/14/2014

Allied Van Lines

It was delivered & picked up on time. The delivery people were very professional & polite. The only thing keeping it a 10 is that the price was a little high but it was worth it.

Paulinho S  of  Alexandria, VA 4.4 Rating:

04/18/2014

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