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 […]

Considering Mexico?

Considering Mexico?

Let me help you find the way… If the prospect of going to another country to get what you need makes you feel a bit uncomfortable …if you feel awkward …maybe even unpatriotic …or just down-right scared, just realize it’s okay. There are people who have been there, done it, understand what it’s like 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. […]

Houses in Mazatlan

Houses in Mazatlan

Each and every day, I get email from people asking about Mazatlan… one of Mexico’s premier destinations for expats with a vibrant, established community of American’s and Canadians who are living happily on the cheap! It’s a beautiful sea-side city with all of the amenities you would expect to find in America including Walmarts, Applebees, […]

Getting My Retirement Info to You

Getting My Retirement Info to You

Sorry for the delay in getting more retirement info to you. I hope you didn’t think I had forgotten about you, or deserted you – there was quite a space of time just recently,  that I couldn’t get new retirement  information to you!  Sometimes keeping a Website up and working properly is a real pain in […]

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 […]

IMSS – HEALTHCARE IN MEXICO

IMSS – HEALTHCARE IN MEXICO

IMSS – One Possibility for Health Insurance Coverage in Mexico… Well, friends, I really messed up sending out my email notice last week – some of you may have received as many as 4 notices, one right after the other – so sorry. When that happened, I just canceled the whole process and decided to give […]

Healthcare During Retirement

Healthcare During Retirement

HEALTHCARE AND FACILITIES – One of the most important things you should consider prior to retirement is the availability of sufficient, convenient, and simply put, good medical facilities located in the area you have decided to spend the best years of your lives. This is important whether you’re considering Mexico, Costa Rico, Tahiti, Belize, or […]

Implants and Dentistry

Implants and Dentistry

Implants and Dentistry Hello!  Well, can you take one more article about dentistry, highlighted by an email from a reader, James, and my answer to him?  Seems like I’ve been writing a lot about this part of Mexico living and saving. It’s only because I’ve been getting so much interest shown in the subject.  I have received […]

Locations, Prescriptions, and Opinions

Locations, Prescriptions, and Opinions

Locations, Prescriptions, and Opinions How about some email today from retirees who have already made the leap and moved their homes to Mexico? I’ve tried to present varied email, different locales, different experiences – all brought to you to make your transition easier. Again, I say, you won’t find yourself being ‘one of a kind’, […]

Dental Trip to Mexico

Dental Trip to Mexico

Just received this note from Middle Son, Steve, through Skype, about his Dental Experience a couple of days ago and thought immediately I need to share it with my readers:
“Hi Mom, I wanted to send you a quick message about how happy I was about my 6 month dental check up and my latest trip to the dentist in Algodones, Mexico.
“I made my appointment with

It’s Your Life – Plan Your Retirement !

It’s Your Life – Plan Your Retirement !

HI, Barbie here. It’s already August and boy is it hot here. Perfect weather for staying inside and getting some much needed blogging done.

In this blog post, I delve into two important concerns you’ll face during retirement: Your car and your finances. You’ve got to admit, two pretty important items. I’ve even included a chart so you can get started realistically planning your retirement.

I’ve said over and over, get the car paid off – get rid of your credit card debt – try to get your mortgage paid off – if that means selling and buying a small home, so be it. I’m sure everyone’s list will vary, but this is a pretty good one to use as a base – it’s a good way to get started planning for your retirement.

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Information for All My Readers

Information for All My Readers

I’ve had the pleasure of bringing to all of you information on Retirement and the possibilities of perhaps moving to Mexico for that retirement, for the past 10 years!  I even present actual emails from Expats who are already living the good life in Mexico and are willing to share their experiences with others. You’ve […]

A Day In Mexico In Pictures

A Day In Mexico In Pictures

Today, I want to just take you on a picture trip, from morning until evening. Enjoy the pictorial.  (Just click with your mouse to enlarge any picture.)                 The old and new, side by side, in Mexico. The day has flown by way too fast – the way […]

Cataracts, Cholesterol & Prescriptions

Cataracts, Cholesterol & Prescriptions

Today’s Subject – Cataracts, Cholesterol & Prescriptions… …In case you haven’t already guessed – this blog is not for the “younger than 25” folks out there :) I just saw a commercial for Niaspan! About a month ago, I went to my eye doctor in the States, just for a yearly checkup.  I had been wondering […]

Expat Experiences

Expat Experiences

You know by now you’re not alone in wanting to move to Mexico – to become an Expat yourself – so read the following emails I’ve received, and you’ll be even more ready to put your plans in action!