Live and Invest Overseas Reviews

Live and Invest Overseas is a company whose aim is to provide customers in the United States with the information and advice they need if they are considering retiring abroad.

How Does It Work?

According to, the goal of their website is to give people “the full story” when it comes to moving and retiring overseas.

They want to help people find the best opportunity for themselves, no matter what their personal circumstances are.

As your overseas resource, this company provides three different free newsletters that you can subscribe to for regular information on moving overseas, including Overseas Opportunity Letter, Overseas Property Alert, and the Offshore Living Letter.

You can also search the information they provide by the country or region you are interested in potentially living, like Central America, South America, Europe, and more.

You can also search by the budget you are expecting to live off when you relocate, which ranges between "Super Cheap" at less than $1,000 USD per month and goes to "Luxury on a Budget," which is defined at less than $3,250 USD per month.

In addition to their newsletters, their website also says that they host conferences and summits that provide in person information and resources for living in various countries or regions around the world.

Cost & Price Plans

In general this website puts a lot of time and effort into promoting their free newsletters, tools, and resources, trying to provide people with a large amount of information at no cost at all.

However, Live and Invest Overseas does offer paid subscriptions to certain services and information, which will range in cost depending on what you purchase. 

Refund Policy

Since Live and Invest Overseas only provides free products and unpaid subscriptions at this time, they do not provide any information about requesting refunds, only stating that customers can unsubscribe from their newsletters at any time.

Customers should always remember that when they have the chance to purchase something from this company that they should first look for or request information about Cancellation and Refund Policies.  

Customer Service Contact Info

Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 888-627-8834 or by email at [email protected].


Unfortunately this company suffers from the same kind of complaints, negative reviews, and criticism as most other companies that provide free seminars, in that the seminars themselves offering very little hard-and-fast information, and are generally more focused on a long and involved sales pitch meant to upsell customers to expensive memberships and experiences.

The truth is that there are many, many other free or inexpensive resources available on the internet, at your local library, and at your local bookstore intended to provide you with lots of information about living and retiring overseas that won’t result in expensive or recurring charges.

Articles written by USNews, AARP, Time Magazine, Forbes, and many others provide some introductory information as well as other resources for people who are considering this exciting move.   

Competitors and Alternatives?

As mentioned above, there are many different alternative places where people can look to find information on retiring abroad if they need different or additional information than what they have found on Live and Invest Overseas.

If you have any experience with Live and Invest Overseas or their services, please leave your reviews below.

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Live and Invest Overseas Customer Reviews

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LIO does not honor their money-back guarantee
November 28, 2023

Wish I had seen the review written here on October 23, 2023 before signing up for Live and Invest Overseas conference on Spain in November.

The conference was a bit trite for my taste and had some real wacky investment pitches (including for fracking in Texas!). But the conference had come with a money-back, no-hassle guarantee if canceled in the first day, which I did.

Since then I have experienced nothing but hassles in trying to get my money back from LIO. Now I am escalating to my credit card issuer to do a chargeback (good times!). I will repeat what was written on October 23, 2023: AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!

AVOID Live and Invest Overseas - unless you want to just give your money away!!
October 23, 2023

After requesting to cancel my subscription- because I found nothing useful in the information provided, I continued to be charged for two more years -when I recently realized it and attempted to get ahold of the company - they don't answer phone calls, emails are are slow at best .

They claimed that I had been a subscriber for two years so they just renewed my account - (how do you prove that you cancelled something three years ago?) I requested a refund (and reported them to my bank as fraud). They finally emailed that they had cancelled my account and refunded my payment, - then two days later they emailed :

Please accept our apologies for the delay, we have been going through a massive system migration and system overhauls.

Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused, in order to better assist you, could you provide us with more details of the transaction that we need to refund?

In my mind, yet another attempt to keep from refunding my fraudulently charged credit care- I have never received any emails, letters, newlsetters or any other information from them in the past two years, because I found nothing useful in their information.

Definitely would avoid any connection with this company - if it really is a company and not just some scam! AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE!!

Be Careful - Especially of Vista Encantada, Chacala, MX
July 20, 2023

I have invested in many of their sponsored investments. Also subscribed to many of their newsletters and attended one of their seminars. So I am well versed in how they work.

Most investments are going as planned. One has failed completely to date although supposedly on the way to recovery and others have been heavily impacted by Covid although they are operating as planned except for reduced production due to lack of current demand.

One other life style condo investment in Mexico has gone extremely poorly. It’s name is Vista Encantada near Chacala, Mexico. After 5 years the developer Blooming Enterprises, Ltd still cannot deliver title. As they have no formal condo regime so that they continue to control and mismanage. They refuse to allow owners other then themselves to input on management so maintenance of the building is lacking even after many attempts to get them to obtain professional management. They are first time developers who also apparently have no management expertise. The location is amazing but the negatives far out way it’s incredible location. Many things implied have not occurred and they continue to do new projects without completion without even notifying the other owners.

They want to control all rentals as they lease out over 10 themselves so pooling with them doesn’t work as you are last in line. Trying to do it yourself resulted in fights over rates and the eventual loss of almost $40,000 by giving it back to the developer. A second unit is retained for personal use.

We engaged Live and Invest to try to help with management. So far they have been very responsive but have told us they have no control which is understood. Yet, they are still allowing them to present at their September, 2023 conference. It would appear all they really care about is the commission they receive on the sale of a unit.

Generally their information is good but mostly everything is promotional. You must do your own due diligence and not rely on the puffery.

As for Vista Encantada most owners are very dissatisfied with the way things are run and the attitude of the developers when trying to improve maintenance. While we have continued to pay our monthly”condo fee” they are no refusing to do monthly mopping in the units and checking to make sure everything is okay in the unit as per their agreement upon purchase. This is in addition to poor building maintenance and filthy conditions.

So this is just warning ask them for references to all current owners so you can hear for yourself.

Investments or Relocation? Or both.
June 22, 2023

I had ordered somethings a couple of years ago, and when I received them, I realized that at that time I was not financially prepared to relocate. I contacted the company, at which time they immediately refunded the amount that I paid. I am now reconsidering a relocation and will probably re-subscribe to some if their publications. I am considering one of their seminars, but if I do I would be doing it for information on a particular location, and not for the purpose of attending high pressure sales pitches. Most probably I will vacation to the area I am interested in, rent for awhile, and then make a decision to which area would be best for me. The primary prupose of this company is to interest people or companies in investments, and not necessarily relocations. Most probably when I do travel to my location, I will be seeking the services of a realtor. If I decide to make my relocation permanent I will then consider options that this company offers. These seminars are probably good, but for me, I need my feet on the ground for awhile before making any decisions. My advice to people is to know exactly what you're looking for, and then make your decision based on future investments.

no real information.
May 1, 2023
I wanted to buy an overseas investment property inn Believe. I was ready to purchase, but had a few questions any investor would ask. How much is insurance, management and rents? they never even responded. I paid a fee to get ,information on investments and couldn't even get the basics.

Paid Live and Invest Overseas Conferences
November 5, 2018

I have been dealing with this company for over 10 years. I started out with the free newsletters and have attended three of the conferences that you pay for. I had a nine year gap because of a family illness.

I just got home from attending Live and Invest Overseas’s first Make Money Overseas conference. The conference was excellent with people of every age, who are actually living overseas and have been for a while, making money in various fields online, brick and mortar businesses and passive income. Some of the speakers are just adding additional income to their retirement income, others were totally supporting themselves because they aren’t retirement age and are not financially wealthy.

The owners of Live and Invest Overseas actually do live overseas in various countries.