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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 fact that they did a good job. I would definitely recommend them based on what I saw and what they did.

Teresa J  of  Boiling Springs, SC 5 Rating:

01/07/2014

Allied Van Lines

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.

Cathy W  of  Placentia, CA 4.2 Rating:

03/20/2014

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

Everyone did a great job. Two pieces of furniture was damaged during the move. A couple of items were damaged.

Stephen S  of  Brooklyn, NY 4.3 Rating:

02/13/2014

Allied Van Lines

The conduct and professionalism of all of the crew. The local agent's crew was great. They even unpacked some things for me. They were very helpful . He fixed a crack in the track for the drawer & put it back together. They were very flexible.

William M  of  Pueblo, CO 4.8 Rating:

03/06/2014

Allied Van Lines

It was a consistent follow up, the driver James was on top. The people who packed my house was great.

Jimmy N  of  Fresno, CA 5 Rating:

10/09/2014

Allied Van Lines

The consistency of everyone involved in the move. Allied really worked with me during my move and my many needs.

Holly H  of  Clifton, VA 5 Rating:

08/13/2014

Allied Van Lines

I would recommend the service if someone paid for it. The service was expensive. They confirmed the time. They arrived early. The driver and employee miscommunicated.

Atruro D  of  Salem, MA 4.8 Rating:

03/05/2013

Allied Van Lines

They were on point with everything they said that they were going to do. I was very satisfied with the move.

Tonya H  of  Columbus, GA 5 Rating:

02/04/2013

Allied Van Lines

The things that were not communicated or misunderstood. Overall it was a great move. I spoke w/ the person who came to the house. They told me I could pack the dresser. They took the drawers out and that was not what I was told.

Norma G  of  Sun City, AZ 4.3 Rating:

02/18/2014

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