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 Me in Gordes, France 

I've been traveling since I was young. My parents gave me the travel bug and encouraged me to see the world.

When they passed at the ages of 70 and 75, it was a wake up call to live life to the fullest. At age 53, I can hear the clock ticking on my own travel dreams.

So I'm on a mission to combine my love for France and Italy with my experience as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional to help others pursue their goal of living in France or Italy.

I'm glad you're here!

Tommy Sikes, CFP®

Why France & Italy?

You know about the food, culture, history, and beauty. But many Americans are surprised to learn you can live for about half the cost of the U.S. in gorgeous areas of these two countries.

  1. 1
    With a cost of living much lower than the U.S., you need less income and investments, which means more lifestyle or an earlier retirement.
  2. 2
    Property in the rural towns and villages are a steal compared to the U.S. market. Own a renovated vacation home without breaking the bank.
  3. 3
    Join a culture that celebrates the joy of living. Discover "la dolce vita" or "la belle vie" and create your own good life in Italy or France.

Become The Person Who Turns Dreams Into Reality

Living abroad isn't just about seeing sights and being a tourist. It's about stepping into a life you've always wished for. It's about waking up each morning filled with excitement for what the day may bring, and the contentment of knowing you're exactly where you're meant to be.

Italy and France aren't just destinations. They're experiences. 

They're the cobblestone pathways leading to friendships as enduring as the architecture that surrounds you, the relaxed afternoons in sun-drenched vineyards, and the evenings spent with loved ones around tables covered in the best food on earth.

In Italy and France, every day is a celebration of life. What are you waiting for?

Who Is This For?

Whether it's the rolling vineyards, sun-kissed beaches or charming villages, our hearts are bound by a shared love for Italy and France. Our stories and aspirations may differ, but the passion we hold for these beautiful countries brings us together.


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What Others Are Saying

Ben Small

Tommy and his work are one of my favourite discoveries of the year. He highlights the wonderful properties available in Europe which could be affordable on all levels. Beautifully presented work that gets people thinking differently about life.

Tommy is the go-to resource for moving to beautiful France and Italy! He opens my mind to the possibilities of living a life of travel and enjoyment without breaking the bank. There's no one like him in the retirement and financial planning space.

Paul Bast

I trust Tommy 100% on all things finance and travel related, he’s a super-solid human! I have been to 102 countries, and have seen some things, and I never miss one of Tommy’s YouTube video’s. I’d highly recommend you follow him everywhere!

I've been familiar with Tommy's work for a while. Followed him on Twitter, subscribed to his newsletter, and watched many of his YouTube videos.
He provides interesting insights into cheap homes abroad, expat living, and all things travel. A great guy to follow!


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To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.

- Bill Bryson