Live Like a Prince on a Pauper’s Budget – Minimalist Living

First, a PES video:

On to minimalist living!

A new movement is gaining steam in America: overseas retirement. Kiplinger, a personal finance and business forecast site, recently put out a list of eight great places to retire abroad. The attractions of these places are impressive. Bracketing off the one entry from Spain, the most expensive of the seven places was $2,700 per month per couple for comfortable, high-class living, and many were much less than that. That’s not to mention the other benefits: temperate weather, culture, history, beaches in some places and mountains in others, and even special state-backed perks for U.S. retirees.

Overseas retirement is a win-win for everyone. May the trend continue!

Live Like a Prince on a Pauper’s Budget

Dubrovnik, Croatia: $2700 per month
Salinas, Ecuador: $1500 per month
Coronado, Panama: $1300 per month
Galway, Ireland: $2500 per month

The Complete Tightwad Gazette (Google Books)

Also see Early Retirement Extreme.

How I live on $7,000 per year

Early Retirement Extreme (Google Books)

You could also stay in the US and enjoy the decline!

Whole Earth Catalog online

An Incredible Secret Money Machine (or ISMM for short) is your own small scale technical or craft venture. The author preaches one-person self-employment that makes you a living. The concept of entrepreneurism as a small-time life-style has evaporated from the culture, and now entrepreneur and start-up means “get big fast.” The entire book is available for free here.

Minimalist Living


Mockery, truculence, and minimalist living are best, then enjoy the decline. We also need a Revolving Door Tax (RDT).

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