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

March 24, 2017  

#1- Things change when Expats find out they can afford maids, gardeners , maintenance men, cooks, pool guys and even drivers. Some gringos, who were quite used to being on their first-world treadmills, suddenly get bored. That said, gringos who don’t stay active can end up with substance abuse as their hobby. Today we discuss that problem.

#2- Expat Eddie’s back on the radar again and this time he’s gotten in a jam- a three car accident on the Pan American Highway. Today we tell that “boots on the ground” story. Thankfully no one was hurt -but Eddie and the guy who rear ended him were well over the legal limit. Eddie’s 1.2 blood level alcohol would have caused him a world of trouble in the USA, so what happened in this case? What should Expats do after a car accident? If you drive an accident will happen sooner or later ya know.

#3-The ins and outs of Latin American car insurance. What are the  recommendations for Gringos and Expats who drive? Know that there are quite a number of differences in the insurance plans and coverage down here versus auto policies in the USA. So today we go through a typical full coverage policy for a new car and point what you really should be aware of (but certainly aren’t because almost no one is).

#4- MY NEXT EXPAT “INSIDER” SEMINAR will be Saturday July 8th thru Thursday July 13th 2017 in and around Guatemala, Central America. Check out the earlybird discounts by going to www.thenewexpat.com  Click on the seminar link for full signup info and

#5- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your own plan before getting boots on the ground in Latin America. See the three video intros to the “Expat Essentials” course at www.ExpatPlanB.com

#6-Try the “Podcast by Phone” feature. Listen to the last FIVE Expat Files programs over the phone by dialing: 1-701-719-0893

#7- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel to see all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 100 shows posted on my You Tube channel so have a look.

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