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Should YOU Move to the Philippines?

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Updated 01-21-2020 I’m an American expat from Central Illinois who retired from telecommunications giant AT&T after nearly 30 years. I’ve been married to a lovely Filipina for over 20 years ago. We sold our home in Central Illinois in less than 30 days and moved to the Philippines in 2009. My wife spent nine years … Read more

Cheapest Money Transfer Services

So you moved to the Philippines. Congratulations. Therefore, you might need a way to obtain cash from your home country. Hence, today’s post: “Cheapest Money Transfer Services.” I did some research which was based on the Philippine peso to US dollar exchange rate, 51.30 to 1. The exchange rate study was done on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 2:36 pm Manila time.

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5 Early Retirement Steps Philippines

First of all, I retired at the age of 57. Lots of people retire at a younger age. However, some people find it necessary to still work while in their 70’s or 80’s to supplement their Social Security. As a result, they don’t have as much free time as an old geezer like myself, now approaching the backside of 70. “5 Early Retirement Steps Philippines” gives you some tips on making your own early retirement dreams come to pass.

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Can You Retire in the Philippines with $200,000 of Savings?

I ran across this awe-inspiring article at Investopedia by Jean Folger recently. First of all, Ms. Folger presents an interesting premise. Retiring in the Philippines with $200,000 of savings. A quick Google search shows some financial experts predicting that even 1 million US dollars wouldn’t be enough to retire.

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Philippine Peso Likely to Hit P54:$1 by year-end

As this article goes to press at 10:30 am, June 13th, 2018, the exchange rate stands at 53.10 Philippine pesos to 1 US dollar. The Manila Times  reports that Singapore-based bank DBS is predicting a fall to P54 versus the US dollar by the end of this year, 2018. Earlier forecasts posted in this website had predicted an even further decline of P56 to 1 USD by year’s end.

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