Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

Safety depends on many things, most of which are under your control. Never go off the beaten path by yourself. Don’t flash cash! Keep the big diamonds at home, Keep to areas you are familiar with, Do not hang around questionable people. Do not EVER pick up hitch hikers! You put yourself at serious risk […]

Social Security

Social Security

Some facts on Social Security to get started with: You will not receive Medicare* in any country other than the United States. If you are a U.S. citizen, you may receive Social Security benefits if you are living outside the U.S. as long as you are eligible for them. (There are exceptions.) Even if you […]

Pets, Pesos, Passports for Mexico

Pets, Pesos, Passports for Mexico

PETS If you are planning on taking a trip to Mexico with a pet, or you have decided that Mexico is where you are going to retire, you can take that beloved pet of yours with you, as long as you follow the rules. You will need to have a U.S. veterinarian fill out an […]

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

How about a little bit of Mexican history now. I find this particularly interesting because our United States is tied so closely with this bit of history: Cinco de Mayo is celebrated because, although Mexico had declared their independence from Spain in 1810, fifty two years later, in 1862, French, Spanish and English troops landed […]

Location for Your Retirement

Location for Your Retirement

Location, Location, Location Of course, to find your true dream retirement site, you need to travel to a few places you have selected and make sure that location is the one for you.  Different strokes for different retirement folks! Since you can own land in Mexico, a big consideration for your chosen location is the climate.  There […]

Where To Retire?

Where To Retire?

What are your choices? We had been living in Louisiana when retirement came, we had a hard time picking where we would retire to. We do have some definite likes – as I’m sure you do.  We already knew we preferred warm weather.  Years of shoveling snow and ice, made us extremely aware that we […]

Heading to Mexico

Heading to Mexico

I’m sure a lot of you who are interested in checking Mexico out for retirement or for investing in property for future vacations or retirement, will probably choose to fly to your chosen destination. Personally, I prefer the more relaxed and slower way, if possible and practical – the good old family car. We can […]

Everyday Behavior and Language

Everyday Behavior and Language

I want to stress some everyday behavior, appropriate for Gringos in Mexico: • Be polite to everyone. • Don’t assume just because someone doesn’t have a formal education they are not smart as someone who does. • Treat others as you would want to be treated… …. And that pretty well covers it as far […]

Mexico Utility Costs and Social Security

Mexico Utility Costs and Social Security

It’s true. According to an in-depth investigation by Money magazine, “250,000 Americans are leaving the country for good every year – (BP: and many are heading to Mexico!)  And millions more are seriously considering it.” Why? Sad but true, many people can no longer afford to retire in the U.S. U.S. Social Security reports that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part I

Mazatlan Trip, Part I

Dick and I flew into the Los Angeles airport and visited with son Stephen, for a couple days on this vacation, before heading on down to Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Monday, the day of our flight to Mexico, Steve drove us to the LA airport. We easily got there by 8:45 a.m., even in the early […]

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 […]

Communication, a Video & an Email

Communication, a Video & an Email

Parenthood I don’t think it matters a twit whether Moms and Dads are living in the United States, Mexico, Italy, Shanghai, or at the North Pole…whether you’re retired or not. Once a parent, always a parent; age just doesn’t even enter the picture! For example, our “Baby” is now over 40 years old.  But, he […]

Page 1 of 3123