Figures for Your Retirement Haven

Figures for Your Retirement Haven

If you and your partner have an income of $36,500 a year, $100 a day, and taxes (city, county, etc) amount to 25 percent, you still have a disposable income of about $2280 a month.   Now, if you do not own a home free and clear, and want to buy instead of renting, you […]

Email & Expenses

Email & Expenses

Hi Everyone, It looks as though you did enjoy, and hopefully pulled information out of my recent article series, “Mazatlan Trip”. That’s wonderful, but today, I want to share some more email from folks who are already living in Mexico, or have serious plans to move there, for their retirement. I want you all to […]

Coupons and Cars

Coupons and Cars

I thought I wanted to talk about coupons and saving money tonight… Coupons have become a way of life for Dick and me, especially since retirement. Dick and I have always been very aware that it isn’t what you make, or bring home, it’s what you do with that! And, since neither of us were […]

Discount Cards for Seniors

Discount Cards for Seniors

Discount Cards For All Seniors Legally Living in Mexico I’ve already presented to you, an article about the INAPAM discount cards.  I had so many emailed questions and so much interest in discount cards, here’s a bit more information about them. Your local DIF office (Desarrollo Integral de la Familia), in the State where you […]

Exchange Restrictions – Pesos to Dollars

Exchange Restrictions – Pesos to Dollars

As of October 2010, Mexico decided to try to stop or at least slow down illegal money laundering. Mexico now wants foreigners to pay for all purchases/spending in pesos – the money of Mexico.

Banking in Mexico

Banking in Mexico

Banks  Banking in Mexico Citi bank partners with  Banamex in Mexico, Bank of America partners with Santander Serfin. ATM and other services are usually reciprocal between the Mexico based and American based institutions. Addition Feb 3, 2013 – the amount you need to move to Mexico has changed – see – http://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/detroit/index.php/info-english

You Can Afford Mexico – Oh Yes You Can!

You Can Afford Mexico – Oh Yes You Can!

$83 a month for rent! “Nuff said!”

Senior Discount Card, Part 2

Senior Discount Card, Part 2

Yes, there are senior discounts in Mexico!

Free Senior Discount Card in Mexico!

Free Senior Discount Card in Mexico!

Mexico has senior discount cards!

Peso Currency Exchange

Peso Currency Exchange

Peso Before you go to Mexico, make sure you have a Peso … or twenty … in your pocket! That’s right, don’t wait until you cross the border to exchange your money. First, you don’t know if you’ll be able to find an exchange service. Second,  exchange “centers” are generally more expensive than banks because they may charge […]

Mexican Money, Pesos

Mexican Money, Pesos

You need to realize that the average daily wage in Mexico is a bit under $5 and a few pesos for most tips brings a good smile to faces…