Financial Worries In Retirement

Financial Worries In Retirement

Another thing that can be like the dragon in the closet…   …or the elephant in the room – to some, is the financial worry. Do you really think you have enough money put away to afford to retire? That was one of Dick’s and my first dragons to tackle. Now, if you’re soon going […]

Retirement Finances and Expat Email!

Retirement Finances and Expat Email!

FACT: More than 70 million boomers approaching retirement age don’t have enough money saved for a comfortable retirement in the U.S. No wonder more and more retirees are moving overseas to make their retirement income stretch… In fact, over the past few decades, the number of S.S. benefit checks for people living in other countries […]

Buckle Your Seatbelts, We’re Heading South of the Border!

Buckle Your Seatbelts, We’re Heading South of the Border!

Welcome to Mexico! Unlike American highways that have limited access – no bikes, etc. allowed – in Mexico you see just about everything on the roads. You will also notice a huge amount of people walking. I don’t mean just in the towns, but way out in the boondocks you see people walking along the […]

Retirement – That Day is Coming Closer and Closer!

Retirement – That Day is Coming Closer and Closer!

From the first day the realization comes to you that – hey, I am getting near the age that I can retire, until you make your final decision as to just where you’re going to spend the best years of your life, you need information. Just as in real estate investing, where the most important […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Merida, on the Yucatan

Merida, on the Yucatan

My first introduction to Carol Anne and Lance B., came way back in about 2007: Carol Anne & Lance B. wrote: “Hi Barbie, “We purchased a beach house and lot in Telchac Puerto near Merida and Progresso so we are interested in any info on Mexico. “ And, a few correspondences after that: “Hi Barbie, […]

Retirement on the Horizon?

Retirement on the Horizon?

Dick and I were discussing retirement a couple of days ago and how we are so thoroughly enjoying this part of our lives and how very lucky we feel every day to be at this point. Then we started remembering the many, many involved, sometimes stressful steps that brought us here. I do understand retirement […]

Best Places To Retire

Best Places To Retire

I’ve written nearly 200 articles on the subject of “retirement”… …and they are all available for you here, on my blog, for free. Maybe you want to retire here in the United States and you’re looking for the best (cheapest) place to retire. Or maybe you’re ready to take the plunge and move to an […]

Preparations for Retirement

Preparations for Retirement

Hopefully I’ve gotten you started toward the process of getting all your finances in order, which is great to do whether you are looking at retirement in 20 days or 20 years, as well as many other important segments of your life. The day will come when you realize the old paycheck is going to […]

Legal and Medical Concerns

Legal and Medical Concerns

Do you have durable (Medical) power of attorney? Do you even have any idea what it is?? We are in the States right now and this morning, I had a phone call from one of our neighbors… Betty was calling from our local hospital. She had called 911 that morning because she couldn’t catch her breath. […]

Working, Teaching, Saving in Mexico

Working, Teaching, Saving in Mexico

THINKING ABOUT WORKING IN MEXICO? A tennis pro I just spoke with, at a quite posh resort in Mexico, was paid $10/day, plus lunch (3 tostados). Of course, I’m sure he receives tips. He is building his home, and hopes to have it done in about eight years. TEACHING IN MEXICO “At my first university […]

Mexico Update, Xmas, 2011

Mexico Update, Xmas, 2011

Hello! Bet everyone in the south is enjoying the change…  …a wonderful break with this great cooler weather!  Finally, I can wear a couple of sweaters now and then! We all know the hot season will end every year about this time, but, sometimes I think we all deserve a badge of some kind for just […]

IMMIGRATION

IMMIGRATION

Immigration Something for all of us to think about – immigration: In Arizona, Texas, and other states along the United States of America’s southern border, there is an ongoing dispute about illegal aliens – illegal (against a law), alien (a resident born in or belonging to another country who has not acquired citizenship) (distinguished from […]

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