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Financial Tips For Retiring Overseas

Posted by Grand Baymen on Apr 11, 2014 4:07:06 PM
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Making the move to retire overseas is a big step, but many people crave the new way of life that this leap of faith offers. In respect to personal finances, relocating to a new country can be a daunting task. However, the more planning people do for their retirement, the easier and more exciting it will become. Individuals who research the move will not have to worry about their financial circumstances.

One of the things that people retiring in Belize might like to do a few years in advance is to start fundraising. Just because the big move is several years away does not mean that individuals shouldn’t think about their future finances. Starting to fundraise earlier can give people more money to invest in their dream retirement, so it is a smart move to start saving as soon as possible. An alternative to saving is to invest capital into property or buy some stocks or shares so that once they’ve matured, they can be cashed in and used to fund a retirement abroad.

Aside from saving, those moving abroad also need to look at the process of will making. Although many people might already have a will from their home country, it won’t necessarily come into effect in Belize. Local laws will affect the transfer of assets and other financial processes if people die, so it is essential to have investigated these thoroughly. Inheritance laws must also be researched so that family members are not left wanting.

As with wills, life insurance and critical illness coverage may also be affected for those retiring abroad, and in many cases, plans may actually become invalid. Alternatively, there may be a way of keeping cover, but this could require considerable costs to get the policy changed. For this reason, researching life insurance early on and finding a global coverage policy is a good idea. Protection products are cheaper the earlier they are started so it is a good idea to look at life insurance options as soon as people begin considering retiring abroad.

For any move abroad, planning ahead is essential. Things become very difficult for those who want to just go with the flow, and while life might start off easily, hurdles can quickly be thrown in the way. However, by planning and researching meticulously, retirees ensure their move abroad is a happy and positive step that is not plagued with problems.

Topics: Retiring in Belize

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Written by Grand Baymen

The Grand Baymen Community includes three distinct but complimentary properties that cater to tourists, expats and Ambergris Caye residents alike. Baymen Garden Condominiums – A private, secure condominium community located on a four-acre parcel of property. Exotic Caye Beach Resort – An established, popular beach resort that caters to tourists and residents alike. San Pedro Fitness Club – Ambergris Caye’s premier club - with pool, tennis courts and gym.