The Expat Files: Living in Latin America A guide to moving to Latin America, finding work, and settling in.

August 13, 2013  
-For all of you curious about how our last Expat Wisdom seminar in June went down…  two of our attendees, Deane and Heather, put together a great 10 min slideshow/audio clip with some very cool visuals. Now you can see what it was like (and what you missed) as we all trucked around with our “boots on the ground”
Just go to ExpatWisdom.com and click on the “slideshow” link.   
 
-If you do a search on the net or read any of the hundreds of mags, rags, articles and blogs on the subject, it would seem that those Latin American “Pensionado” programs are all the rage… or are they? As it turns out, the actual number of 1st world foreigners who apply and sign on for such programs (basically aimed at retirees with 1st world pensions like SS) is pathetically small compared to all the articles and hype about it. And here’s the latest poop on the subject…  
 
-Speaking of those pensionado programs, many pensionados in Latin countries will agree that the so-called perks and discounts one is supposed to get with such a retirement-residency card are not what they’re cracked up to be, and here’s why…   
 
-You may have heard that Nicaragua is the latest greatest, cheapo, retirement darling in Latin America.. or so say the mags and rags like International Living and most other retirement letters too. Well, the place is heating up all right. But clueless investors and developers are coming out of the woodwork- yet another sign a real estate bubble is definitely taking shape there too.. 
 
Still more news on the Latin real estate bubble…. little by little, desperate sellers are starting to appear. You can spot their little ads occasionally in the big city Latin newspapers which is another sure sign the market is beginning to crack around the edges
 
-Here's the skinny on monthly maintenance charges for apartments, condos and townhouses in Latin America
 
   -Follow the link on the main page at www.ExpatWisdom.com to schedule a private consultation with me. If you want to discuss the details of living, working, playing, doing business and/or retiring in Latin America, now you and I can talk about your situation one on one.
 
-And while you’re at www.ExpatWisdom.com don’t forget to pick up your free reports! 
 
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