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Retirement Abroad

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Introduction

The words of Neil Spencer's song "The Age of Aquarius" are, on his own admission, "astrological gibberish". The new age of freedom and intellectual achievements of which he wrote, if it ever occurred, has long since passed with most of the hippie movements that it spawned. Since the late 1960s the world has seen "oil shocks", "recessions", "global financial crises", "banking failures" and "global warming". Each and every event has been or is now a world-destroying phenomenon. Only those who are no longer active participants in jobs or careers that took part in, ostensibly caused or are to be disastrously affected by such events are likely to survive them. Those who are no longer brashly confident enough to believe that they can solve all problems need, and are gracefully able to accept, help. It is the retired or soon-to-be retired who can smile sweetly and say "thank you" for any assistance. This site would like and hope to help you to reach your desired retirement haven. You cannot start planning early enough. Governments can be very slow.

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The ideas and principles of the philosophy remain. They are continued as is the service to members at Freedom Confidential. It is recommended that you go to this site for a full explanation of what is offered. Current members of SovereignLife can take advantage of "free porting" to Freedom Confidential for a short period. This is worth $97 and is clearly well worthwhile.

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Reasons for this Site

This is an age of fast mass communication and travel. More people now know more about the world, international events and countries other than their home base than ever before. It is also the age of mass retirement after the boom in the birth rate all over the developed world after the end of WW11. Improvements in medicine and public health have ensured longer lives for most in the first, although not yet in the third, world. Life after a career is lasting longer for more. Today's retirees also will probably be better off than the current work force or future generations. Generous, possibly over-generous, perhaps unsustainably generous pension schemes have ensured a rich and healthy non-working group which will live for longer after retiring than any of their predecessors. Although there are no longer dirty, dark, smoke-begrimed industrial towns full of slums and uneducated masses who know of nothing beyond their own close environment, of the struggle to live and their jobs, many people crave a life away from home. They have been to or know of environmentally friendly, low cost places with comfortable climates, good food and a slow paced life-style that suits retirement. Helping retirees or soon-to-be retirees to escape and to get to the places of their dreams are the reasons for this site.

Informed Choices

Governments have become increasingly intrusive and their processes unnecessarily complex. This has opened opportunities for many who purport to give assistance in negotiating with the bureaucracy to take overly expensive fees for their services. The philosophy of this site is that any basically educated person can fill in government forms adequately enough to achieve their own objectives. Some assistance with the foibles of some administrations is useful but it is not worth many hundreds of dollars, pounds, euros etc. Some countries are generous in taxation matters with immigrant retirees, others less so; some distribute pensions to all countries; some impose restrictions residentially or financially. None of these matters is secret or confidential or hidden but it can take some finding. With this knowledge informed choices can be made. This site is intended to help in all of these ways.

A Retirement Compendium

Introduction

Reasons for this Site

Informed Choices