Planet Boomer: Retire Now For Less In Southeast Asia by Jim HerrlerPlanet Boomer: Retire Now For Less In Southeast Asia by Jim Herrler

Planet Boomer: Retire Now For Less In Southeast Asia

byJim Herrler, Ellen Ma

Paperback | July 21, 2015

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About 13 million Canadian baby boomers are about to retire. That's the good news. The bad news is that many of them can't afford it. Does that mean giving up on that dream of tropical breezes and afternoon siestas under cloudless blue skies? Not at all! Unless, of course, you like shovelling snow&#8212 Paradise is still within reach. The trick is knowing where to look. Planet Boomer is your passport to a carefree and affordable retirement.Veteran travellers and former corporate drones Jim Herrler and Ellen Ma provide everything you need to know to live your retirement like royalty&#8212on a budget: where you should go, what you need to get there, how much it will cost, and the best way to enjoy your time when you are there (or how best not to do anything at all but enjoy!). This guide is the complete A to Z, including visa requirements, medical care, transportation, taxes, language, and much more. Lock up that snow shovel for good! Put away the salt. And stop worrying about the retirement you think you can't afford. You can! Your biggest retirement investment might be those new Bermuda shorts...
IM HERRLER & ELLEN MA practice what they preach. With a combined fifty years' corporate experience in global advertising and marketing, the two Canadians—both experienced and committed travellers' packed up in 2007 and waved bon voyage to their old lives in Toronto and moved permanently to Singapore for their slice of paradise. Th...
Title:Planet Boomer: Retire Now For Less In Southeast AsiaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:280 pages, 8.9 × 6.3 × 0.67 inShipping dimensions:8.9 × 6.3 × 0.67 inPublished:July 21, 2015Publisher:Barlow Book PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0993765688

ISBN - 13:9780993765681


Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE THIS BOOK! A must-read! Written by a Canadian, for Canadians, Planet Boomer takes a lot of the guess-work out of what it would take to make “escaping” one step closer to a reality! It highlights key cities, even neighbourhoods, to focus on, describing how to find all the key comforts of home. Besides outlining daily living expenses, this book goes far beyond by answering key questions like Visa requirements, what happens to my RRSPs , Canada Pension and Healthcare if you move permanently. It also shows us how we can simply escape for a only a few months and live extremely comfortably regardless of our income. Easy to read, well organized, beautiful descriptions and great interviews from people who have already made the move!
Date published: 2015-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So happy to have found this book Stumbled upon this book by pure chance and boy am I happy I did! Retirement has been a big topic in my household for the last year. With the help of this book, I've been able to come up with ideas I thought would never be possible during retirement. This book decreased my fears in retiring and definitely enhances the excitement for that chapter of my life.
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book--and I'm in my 20's. Someone recommended this book so I thought I would pick up a copy for my mom as it would not apply to me. Turns out, the book is totally suitable for young adults, and I now have a copy for my mom and myself. It plants little seeds of ideas that you can nurture and grow for years. It had me thinking about things and challenging myself on things I normally wouldn't think about. My friends think i'm crazy when I recommend it, but the few that did read it, thanked me.
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic, Eye-Opening Read This book was terrific! One of the best retirement books written, challenged my thinking and gave birth to many new ideas in regards to retiring. Will recommend this read to many people.
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW - This book will challenge your traditional retirement plans and in a good way. Prior to reading this book, my retirement plans were to live modestly in Canada. Stay in the environment that I know, regardless of weather challenges. This book will challenge your thinking. It will open your eyes & ears up to a new possibility for retirement. A life that I didn't know could be possible. I highly recommend this book, regardless of your age. It will open your mind up to a different retirement possibility.
Date published: 2015-08-30