We are a couple in our 50’s who retired early to enjoy a better life. We planned for a number of years but unlike many blogs that you will read our plan was not based on either extreme frugality or a particularly organized route to investing. We were both financial professionals although you would not believe it is you look at some of the decision we have made. We’ll share our journey, not because it’s a model for others to follow but hopefully there’s inspiration that others can learn from our experience (both positively and negatively!)
Originally from the United Kingdom we had itchy feet and left in 1999. We have since lived in Germany, Australia and now in Austria and in addition through work we’ve travelled extensively. We still love to travel but we also love to be at home in Austria, both in Summer and Winter it has so much to offer.
Over those years away we’ve learnt a lot about what it means to be an expat (which, without exception is almost certainly positive). We’ll share some of those experiences and would love to hear from others who have started a successful life overseas. Brexit has added some uncertainty but we’re staying.