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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

What Not to Miss in Cancun!

What Not to Miss in Cancun!

This blog, by Guest Contributor Deepika Garg, is presented to all who are searching for a great place to take a vacation check out an area for possible retirement, but especially for all of you who have been considering combining medical procedures or dental work with a vacation – “Medical Tourism”. I want to extend […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 10

Mazatlan Trip, Part 10

Yesterday we played and rested. How has the time flown by so quickly? In the short time we’ve been here, we have been able to see so many old friends, met new friends, and caught up on all the little personal things that we had missed. Even the hurricane, which did slow us down a […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 8

Mazatlan Trip, Part 8

Yesterday was a lovely day! Because most of the day we spent visiting and catching up with Mazatlan friends, even though it had started out a bit disappointing, what with us having to tolerate the rude timeshare salesman.  The day ended with us lying in bed, talking about our day, and watching the impressive lightning-show out […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 7

Mazatlan Trip, Part 7

Yesterday, Thursday, we arranged for another timeshare presentation for today, strolled around the area where Valentino’s is, and spent a big part of the evening in the Historic District, just visiting and relaxing. Our television, which has several of channels that are in English, says a Hurricane is supposed to hit Mazatlan at 5 a.m., […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 6

Mazatlan Trip, Part 6

Yesterday we had a busy day driving around, taking pictures, strolling the wonderfully picturesque Mercado, and remembering the warnings we had heard, of the possible consequences you can experience if rain comes when you’re traveling around Mazatlan. This day is going to start with our time-share presentation for PBEB. We were first introduced to Roy, […]

Five “Must Haves” to Take to Mexico

Five “Must Haves” to Take to Mexico

Five Things You Must Take Along on Your Mexico Medical Trip We’re taking a break from our Vacation Diary today…our trip is about half way done, and I will continue the adventure – Page 6, next article.  But, today I’m happy to present an article by guest author, Deepika Garg.   Deepika has developed a list of what […]