About The Ultimate Retirement

Hi I’m Idris Manley, Founder of The Ultimate Retirement,  and since my early 20s I’ve had a passion for the global experience. As I traveled internationally over the years I’d inevitably meet Americans living abroad – happy, comfortable, and successful. I always found their stories about why, where, and how they moved fascinating and inspiring. However I discovered that their perspectives were rarely known by anyone outside of their immediate networks of friends and family, so I decided to do something about it.

I created The Ultimate Retirement Podcast as part of a broader platform to expose Gen-Xers and others, serious about one day retiring, to the unique opportunities an international lifestyle offers. Due to the high cost-of-living in the US, inadequately funded retirement savings accounts, and a desire for a higher quality of life, we’re at a major tipping point in how and where Middle class Americans retire.

So listen to our growing list of interviews with amazing trailblazers as they share their unique stories on moving abroad. And be prepared to push your boundaries as you discover the exciting possibilities an International experience can offer you.

Our mission is:

    • To introduce you to Americans whose vision and approach to retirement is so powerful that just hearing them will change you.
    • To give you new, unconventional perspectives on how to plan for retirement, based on the idea that the best way to grow is to learn from a mix of smart, proven people who are willing to share their expertise and experiences.
    • To offer an alternative strategy from the typical advice reteriment specialis offer regarding making more money, saving more money, or investing your money better.
    • To encourage you to become active in joining our community of like minded people and exploring the endless possibilities an International may offer.