Your New Life Overseas: Belize

Your New Life Overseas: Belize

Kathleen Peddicord


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The definitive guide for anyone dreaming of a move to paradise: Belize

Welcome to Belize, one of the quirkiest countries you'll ever know—a nation of freedom seekers, white sand beaches, and Mayan ruins, at a bargain price.
Whether motivated by a desire for adventure, discomfort with the current political climate, or the need to make the most of a diminished nest egg, more and more Americans are considering an overseas move. Drawing on more than three decades of experience helping people relocate happily and successfully, Kathleen Peddicord shows how finding a new home in Belize can improve your quality of life—and help you save money. She addresses all of the essential issues, including: finding a home to own or rent, researching and understanding your tax liability, obtaining health insurance and medical care, avoiding common mistakes and pitfalls, and opening a bank account.
Whether you're most interested in its virgin rainforest, barrier reef, and gorgeous beaches; status as a tax haven and reputation as a place to start over; or easy access to the rest of the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America, Your New Life Overseas: Belize is the ultimate guide to making your dreams of a life abroad come true.


Kathleen Peddicord:
Kathleen Peddicord has been researching, writing, and speaking on the topics of living, retiring, and investing overseas for more than 30 years. She is considered the world’s foremost authority on these ideas and is quoted regularly by CNN, CNBC, U.S. News & World ReportsMoneyThe New York TimesForbes, and beyond.
For more than 23 years, Kathleen was the editor and publisher of the International Living group. In that role, Kathleen made her first international move, from the East Coast of the United States to Waterford, Ireland. Seven years later, Kathleen and her family moved to Paris, France. Then, in 2007, Kathleen struck out on her own. She launched a new publishing group, Live and Invest Overseas, and then, in the summer of 2008, made a third international move, with her family and new business, from Paris to Panama City, Panama, where Live and Invest Overseas is still based today.
Kathleen has moved children, staff, enterprises, household goods, and pets across three continents. She has traveled to 70 countries, invested in real estate in 24, established businesses in seven, and renovated properties in eight. She has appeared often on radio and television detailing opportunities for living and investing around the world and has written many books on these topics, including How To Retire Overseas and How To Buy Real Estate Overseas
Kathleen’s free daily e-letter on the best current opportunities for reinventing your life overseas has more than 400,000 readers. For more information, take a look at