Buy Real Estate In Mexico

Buy Real Estate In Mexico

In places formerly off-limits, foreigners can now acquire irrevocable and absolute ownership rights to property through a 50-year, perpetually renewable, and transferable, real estate bank trust called a “fideicomiso”.

Homes and Condos In Mazatlan, Mexico + Video

Homes and Condos In Mazatlan, Mexico + Video

Many people ask me if I’m a real estate agent. The fact of the matter is I’m not. Never have been. Remember: I’m happily retired! Because of that, I feel I can offer you truly objective information about building or buying a home in Mexico. My husband, Dick, and I know a few things about […]

Mazatlan, Mexico Clubs & Organizations for Expats

Mazatlan, Mexico Clubs & Organizations for Expats

When you head to Mazatlan – or anyplace in Mexico – to check things out, a fun and easy way to get info is to visit the social clubs . You’ll get opinions on everything from banking in Mexico to hearing about the wonderful theater downtown. READ MORE…

Culture and Customs of Mexico

Culture and Customs of Mexico

Gringo – There are many opinions of the derivation of this word – one is that the song “Green grow the lilacs…

Education In Mexico

Education In Mexico

Education and Schooling For those who might be thinking of taking grandchildren or children to Mexico you’ll find this education article very interesting. Basic education is free (and mandatory) from ages six through eighteen. That stipulates a child will receive schooling and books, but all else must be provided by parents (uniforms, pencils, pens, etc.). Preschool covers children aged […]

Medicare in Mexico

Medicare in Mexico

As it stands today, Medicare does not cover health care for Americans outside of the United States, except under these conditions…

Healthcare, Mexican Style – Private or National?

Healthcare, Mexican Style – Private or National?

Health care in Mexico is always a lot less expensive than you will find in the States, and the quality of health care can be very good!

Mexico Dentists

Mexico Dentists

Have you been to the dentist lately?

It is shocking how much a trip to the dentist costs in the U.S.A.. But good dental care doesn’t have to cost a fortune…

Everyday Life In Mazatlan by a Happy ExPat

Everyday Life In Mazatlan by a Happy ExPat

Here is a wonderful email I received from Dave who is living in Mazatlan… Hola Barbie, I have been living in Mazatlan for about 8 months now and I am  living in Playa Sur in el centro. The city is very beautiful and has much to offer an American retiree. The delicious fresh fruit and […]

Dentists In Algodones, Mexico (Video Included)

Dentists In Algodones, Mexico (Video Included)

About two weeks ago, I had my front tooth (which had already been root-canaled and capped years ago) break right off..

No matter where on this big wide world you live, computers have become a way of life!

Medicare in Mexico

Medicare in Mexico

A lot of people have asked me about getting Medicare in Mexico…

Mexico Civics Lesson – Government Organization

Mexico Civics Lesson – Government Organization

Here’s a quick “cheat sheet” about how Mexico’s government is organized. First,  Mexico is a democracy just like the United States of America. It’s  a federal democratic republic and is divided into 31 states plus the Federal District, which is the seat of government. (Corresponds to our District of Columbia). The Mexican Constitution is the […]

Social Security, Medicare and IMSS

Social Security, Medicare and IMSS

There are rare emergency cases where Medicare can pay for care in Mexico…

There are 15.2 million people aged 50+ who live only on their Social Security…

Grocery Prices In Mexico

Grocery Prices In Mexico

A lot of people who are thinking about making the move to Mexico are curious about grocery and food prices. So I thought I would grab a pen and paper (and my video camera) and make a detailed list of the prices in two of the major grocery stores in Mazatlan. By keeping an eye […]