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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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What our customers say

Allied Van Lines

The care and everything else with packing like being careful not to mar up the walls most influenced my rating. There's just a few items they packed. We used a different hauler when we moved to FL. It was horrible. With the Allied crew, they were extremely careful. I am extremely satisfied with them.

Ronald S  of  Summerfield, FL 5 Rating:

06/18/2014

Allied Van Lines

The overall experience influenced my rating. The crew was excellent, didn't hang around or take breaks. They worked their behinds off at maximum speed, as far as I can tell. The crew was above competent. They were excellent. They were just extremely helpful and did everything in a timely manner. They didn't talk, they just worked the whole time.

Sandra S  of  Katy, TX 5 Rating:

11/18/2014

Allied Van Lines

The overall experience, they were very professional and courteous, and the care of the loading and unloading influenced my rating.

George D  of  Gulfport, MS 5 Rating:

08/14/2013

Allied Van Lines

The driver Dave and Rhonda that owned the truck was great, personable and helped to make the process easier. The whole experience was enjoyable. The driver for del was on time but the crew was late. The del crew never arrived, so a different crew showed up. The new crew was great.

Lewis H  of  Renton, WA 5 Rating:

07/14/2014

Allied Van Lines

I just had a very good experience with all of the people at the Coleman office, they were wonderful to deal with.

Dorothy/Leslle F  of  Clay Center, KS 5 Rating:

05/07/2014

Allied Van Lines

They were good guys and they were polite, I did have a couple broken fishing poles, but stuff happens.

Thomas H  of  Fond Du Lac, WI 5 Rating:

11/06/2013

Allied Van Lines

Everyone was extremely courteous and professional, and I was extremely impressed with our driver, he went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied and he didn't have to do that.

Tamara B  of  Urbana, OH 5 Rating:

05/14/2014

Allied Van Lines

Everybody who packed, loaded or shipped my things was very professional. They were punctual. They kept me informed about what was going on.

Phillip C  of  Huntsville, AL 5 Rating:

06/02/2014

Allied Van Lines

I think the overall professionalism from the agent and driver was great. I move cross country a lot and the driver was the best I ever had. I am definitely asking for the driver next time. What if someone doesn't have a twitter or facebook page? So they don't have a chance to get the gift card? That's not nice.

Nune R  of  San Diego, CA 5 Rating:

08/20/2013

Allied Van Lines

I was impressed w/ the care that was used when packing my items. Even the cheapest table of my daughter's toys was wrapped in blankets.

Michael D  of  Folsom, CA 4.1 Rating:

03/27/2014

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