Write to live overseas

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Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:44 pm Post

If you're happy with your writing lifestyle but unhappy with living on the limited income it brings in, you might consider moving to a country where the living is cheaper. You'd get a U.S. or European income from your books but have perhaps lower Latin American (or wherever) expenses.

This article talks about that approach to living:

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/save-mon ... er-country

Here is a sample:

“We decided to move back because we were falling into the trap of ‘living to work’ in the States,” Hogue says. “Working long hours to further our careers and not spending the family time that we wanted.”

Hogue says the culture in Colombia is much more “work to live” than anything else, and everything revolves around family. Further, he knew that if he stayed in a traditional job in the States, he would be committing to long days in the office. At the end of the day, that lifestyle wasn’t what he wanted. Plus, he wanted to work less and save more, which is a difficult balance to achieve in the United States, he says.

“Because of the low cost of living in Medellin, Colombia,” Hogue says, “I can make more than enough to support the family while my wife goes to school full time for nursing.”

Sounds interesting, particularly if you know the local language.

--Mike Perry