How to avoid choosing the wrong retirement ‘paradise’

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.

You thought you found the perfect place to move after retirement. The weather seemed ideal and right out your front door would be the ocean, a hiking trail or a quiet space to relax and read a book.

So what went wrong?

After a few months, maybe you found out that the beach was where the bugs lived. Or that the off-season meant rain every day. And all that quiet time? It just made you miss your grandkids more.

“One of the biggest mistakes people make is thinking it will be just like home, except cheaper, so they just pick a country and move,”

Dan Prescher, International Living magazine’s senior editor

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