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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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Allied Van Lines

The crew was very nice, knew what they were doing, they were careful & I was kept informed of everything.

William S  of  Laurens, SC 5 Rating:

05/07/2013

Allied Van Lines

They were attentive & cared about doing a good job. They were not the cheapest bid, but I gained a lot of confidence w/Allied from the estimator. They moved my 85 year old mom & I'd give them a 10+. The driver was great. He was professional. He called ahead of time to let us know when the del will take place.

Matt W  of  Los Angeles, CA 5 Rating:

10/09/2014

Allied Van Lines

The routine and the person communicating with me . There was a lack of communication, I didn't know of the delivery time until the actual time. ISSUE WITTH THE DELIVERY DATES.

Matthew A  of  Grand Forks, ND 4.8 Rating:

10/09/2014

Allied Van Lines

They did a very good job of showing up on time. They brought enough people to help load the truck. I had a scratch on one my belongings.

Colleen W  of  Zimmerman, MN 4.6 Rating:

01/10/2014

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

I was satisfied even though everything did not fit. I have five pieces I am still waiting on. I had a million dollar move and I was impressed. They were very skilled.

Linda C  of  Charleston, WV 5 Rating:

08/19/2013

Allied Van Lines

I thought everybody was very attentive & wanted it to go well. They were really nice. Adam Mclean and Tom were great.

Hal M  of  Toledo, OH 5 Rating:

02/06/2013

Allied Van Lines

The workers were very dependable. They went above and beyond to make the process simple for us. They all were great, the packers, the loaders and the estimator.

Robert H  of  Cataula, GA 5 Rating:

01/21/2014

Allied Van Lines

Everybody that I dealt with over the phone was very helpful, especially with my special request. Everyone was willing to help and resolve my damages. That put my mind at ease. It took a long time to get our items delivered to our destination, which was in a foreign country. We are missing an item and a piece of furniture is damaged. The delivery team went above and beyond.

Joosten K  of  Venice, CA 4.8 Rating:

09/17/2014

Allied Van Lines

The courtesy and care of the driver. The agent was very good and helpful. I had an item that was broken.

Mary C  of  Anacortes, WA 5 Rating:

05/20/2014

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