Reason Not To Retire Overseas #1: "I can't afford it."
Your nest egg has been marginalized in recent years, and you're thinking that there's no way at this point that you can afford to entertain these notions of living or retiring overseas.
Here's the truth: You can't afford not to. I mean this both literally and figuratively.
You could take my advice and launch a more comfortable, more interesting, safe, pleasant, even adventure-filled life in a number of places around the world that I introduce to you in these dispatches on a budget of as little as US$1,200 per month or less. In some parts of Panama, Colombia, Thailand, and Ecuador, for example, you could live comfortably on a budget of less than US$1,000 per month. I'd be surprised if you can't afford that.
But here's the real point: You owe it to yourself to go find out for yourself just how affordable and, more important, just how fun and adventure-filled a new life in a new country can be. I say again that, cost of living aside, you can't afford not to do this.