When In Mexico

When In Mexico

Not everybody will want to drive to Mexico… It’s a long trip and you really have to plan ahead. We often go across the border for dental work, but we usually park our car at a parking lot on the U.S. side of the border and walk over. It’s faster and easier… Gas is considerably […]

Mexico Property Taxes and Video

Mexico Property Taxes and Video

Property taxes in Mexico are so low in comparison to the States! Property taxes are based on the assessed value of your property, not the purchase price. You may be eligible for several discounts. These discounts are 50% off if you live in the property, an additional 10% off if you pay early – January, […]

Mexico Is A Great Possibility

Mexico Is A Great Possibility

In my many articles on this site, I have introduced you to many of the pros and cons of retiring to beautiful, sunny Mexico. You have been led through the process of actually preparing for retirement. You have learned about many of the necessities for living well and how you can get them for less. […]

Dentists and Insurance

Dentists and Insurance

First, about dentists: I recently recevied a question about getting dental work done in Mexico. Yes, indeed. It is the place to go. You can save a lot of money even if you have to fly to Arizona and then drive. Let me explain. Dick and I go to Algodones – that is just past […]

Spanish and English: Both Tricky!

Spanish and English: Both Tricky!

Just wondering…how is everyone’s Spanish coming along? Have you been able to at least catch enough Spanish in conversation to be able to give a somewhat intelligent answer? Natives in Mexico appreciate anyone who even attempts to use their language. They mostly will be patient with you, and try to help you understand. But, if […]

Retire to England? Maybe NOT!

Retire to England?  Maybe NOT!

London, England I asked a friend who lives in the United States six months, and in London, England six months a year to please gather up some prices, because some readers might find the comparisons interesting. Our friend, a widow for about two years now, must live only 6 months in the U.S.  That’s what […]

Renting vs. Buying – Part Two

Renting vs. Buying – Part Two

Okay – Continuing on with the question as to buy or rent. We relegated, in this budget, $600 toward monthly living expense. If you can find a home in the U.S. or where ever you’ve decided to retire, for $600 a month to rent, then you are fine…and you can find a home, with just […]

Renting vs. Buying

Renting vs. Buying

I’ve recently had some requests for information on renting during retirement instead of purchasing. Now, the best answer for me may not be the best answer for you. So, let’s look at some of the pros and cons of doing both. Have you already set up a possible budget for your retirement? One that you […]

Pay More Attention! Don’t Shift to Automatic in Retirement!

Pay More Attention! Don’t Shift to Automatic in Retirement!

Don’t get into the habit of doing everything automatically – anytime! And if you’re already there – like I was – take heed: Today I woke up at 9:30 a, and of course went to be relieved. I didn’t really feel rested, so thought I’d just lay down for another 10 minutes. Next time I […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 4

Mazatlan Trip, Part 4

Part 3 of this series featured our rental pickup at the airport, checking into Pueblo Bonita, and heading over to Poncho’s for a wonderful ending to our first day in Mazatlan, Mexico Dick and I are up early, and feeling pretty good. I think we’ve already recovered from yesterday’s flight. It is warm and a […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 5

Mazatlan Trip, Part 5

Yesterday, Tuesday, was filled with a timeshare presentation, getting up-to-date prices at grocery stores, stopping at a bank, and ending the day with a plunge into the beautiful pool at our resort. Today should be another busy, yet fun day. Today has been designated my picture-taking day. I very often get so wrapped up in […]

Suggestions, please?

Suggestions, please?

Ever since my term as the Lady’s Club President was over, I finally have more time to myself! I bet you know that feeling. Since that time, I’ve written many, many articles… they’re sitting on my desktop, just waiting to be published. So I thought: “Why not make another website?!” My second thought was: I […]

Mexico Dental & Prescription Info

Mexico Dental & Prescription Info

I received a couple of email – concerning people obtaining their prescription drugs in Mexico. Are you currently taking any prescription medications? This is just one of the many things to think of and consider when heading to Mexico for retirement, or just an extended stay. In Arizona and a lot of border states, it’s […]

The Easiest Way to Save Money

The Easiest Way to Save Money

The best and easiest way to save money is to not spend it to begin with! Your retirement lifestyle must include recognizing what is actually a luxury, and items are necessities. Easy ways to keep track of your spending is to stop the use of credit cards unless it’s a NECESSITY. Carry cash with you, […]

Mexico, A Country of Contrasts

Mexico, A Country of Contrasts

Wishing all of you a very safe, happy Easter Holiday. And, whether you are now in the US, Mexico, Canada, or where ever, be careful of the traffic and …shoot, go ahead and eat all the great food you want to – why not? One little thing I was asked about, so I just have […]

What Is Medical Tourism?

What Is Medical Tourism?

For years now, I have recommended to all my friends and readers they get their dental work done in Mexico. You can save thousands of dollars – sometimes even tens of thousands by getting your dental work done across the border. The concept is growing – as more and more people avail themselves to cheaper […]