Why living outside the US is gaining so much popularity

Posted on November 16, 2010 by Bill Faiferlick

Why are so many Americans heading abroad to live or for their retirement? Find out what the allure of living outside the US is. Today’s show features Richard Burkart, a retired economist, author and retiree living abroad. Richard will share his vast experiences living abroad and why he and so many others are choosing to live abroad. He has lived in Canada, the US, Bangladesh, Singapore, Puerto Rico, France and Panama. He will be joining us from Panama.

Richard W. Burkart, Development Economist, Panama

Richard W. Burkart is a retired development economist and international consultant to the pharmaceutical industry. He is the author of “The advantages of retiring in Panama still remain overwhelming as we recover from the “Great Recession!” available on his website www.panamamundo.com. He and his wife, Lise, have retired in Panama and are part of a growing trend to retire abroad. Richard has lived in Boca Raton, San Diego, Phuket Puerto Vallarta, Singapore, Bangladesh, and Canada among some locations. As a pharmaceutical consultant he worked for such corporations as Amgen, Johnson & Johnson, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Schering-Plough Corp, Purdue Pharma, Pfizer, Inc. Glaxo-Wellcome Pharmaceuticals, Warner Lambert Pharmaceuticals. As an economist and policy analyst, he worked for the National Council for Compensation Insurance, Department of External Affairs, Canadian International Development Agency, and the United Nations Development Program.