Interesting Stuff On The Web


Interesting stuff on the web is what I have read through out the week. I read a lot of articles and there is always a few that I feel is worth you reading. Often I have a different opinion than the articles I post on Interesting Stuff On The Web but they are all well written pieces. Here are the links. Enjoy !!





8 Countries Where $200K in Retirement Savings Will Last 30 Years/Investopedia  “Retiring abroad certainly has its benefits, such as cheaper healthcare, a refreshing change of scenery and a lower cost of living. That last detail is especially important for retirees who haven’t saved as much as they had hoped. Fortunately, there are a number of countries where you can retire comfortably with a smaller nest egg.”

The Bonfire Burns On /By John Mauldin   “Bonfires are fun to watch, but they eventually burn out. Human folly apparently doesn’t, so we just keep adding to the absurdities. The volume of daily economic lunacy that lights up my various devices is truly stunning, and it seems to be increasing.”

The Cost of Living in Panama/Route To RetireAs my long-time readers know, the Route to Retire family has decided to move to Panama in a couple years as part of our FIRE plans. I’ve also talked about how inexpensive it can be to retire to a place like this.”

Here’s all the money in the world, in one chart/Market Watch “Ever wonder how much money there is in the world?
The answer is complicated, which you might expect, but not because of the difficulty of tallying up all the rather large numbers. Rather, it’s more about which parameters are used to define “money.” 

10 Steps to Investing Success/Can I Retire Yet/Darrow Kirkpatrick “Here I’d like to show you the core investing principles I used. They’ve stood the test of time. They don’t require clairvoyance, luck, or genius. Instead, they rely on simplicity and statistics. These are the exact principles that helped me grow my portfolio and retire at age 50 with security and confidence. Here then are my top ten steps for investing success:”


  1. I liked the 8 countries where you can retire for 30 years with $200,000. One thing to consider is the health care in those countries. Thailand is probably pretty safe for quality health care. Spain would be very nice to retire in, but I doubt the $200K would last 30 years in a place like Barcelona 🙂

    • I always start to think of places to retire when the winter (rain) starts. Always nice to dream and keep me motivated to FIRE. I think next year I might go to Hawaii like you for a month.

  2. Thanks so much for the shout-out! I’m getting pretty excited about the move to Panama in the next couple of years so it’s probably going to be something I discuss more often on my blog.

    It looks like Panama also made the list for the first article you mentioned (8 Countries Where $200K in Retirement Savings Will Last 30 Years). Not sure if I agree with Panama City itself being 30-40% cheaper than the US, but I guess that depends on where you live in the US.

    — Jim

    • Anytime Jim, I am getting excited for you. What an awesome opportunity for you and your family. Looking forward to reading more on Panama from your blog posts.

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