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

December 15, 2013  


-One effect Obamacare (the Un-Affordable Care Act) has on Expats permanently living abroad is that they won’t have to purchase the mandatory heath-care insurance. Expats are completely exempt and pay no fine like folks up in the states must do if they don’t purchase a plan. However, what about part time expats and expats who happen to travel back to the states for months or more at a time? Then it gets complicated…  

 
-Unfortunately, most of the ten million plus expats abroad end up filing taxes to support the Big Brother nanny state the no longer live in. So how do expats go about filing their taxes? Expats who live in tourist areas and transplanted gringoized societies like Costa Rica and in the hundreds of guarded retirement complexes in Mexico, etc., have no trouble finding qualified tax preparers when April 15th comes around (when IRS vampires need more blood). However, if you live "off the gringo trail" there can be so few gringos that  it can be quite difficult to find a qualified tax preparer. That makes for other great niche job opportunity for expat wanabees and gonnabees wondering how they might do business in Latin America. In fact, off the tourist trail, tax preparers are in such big demand that almost every expat I know asks for a recommendation. Off the tourist trail there are so few tax guys there’s almost NO competition.
 
-The continuing saga of Expat Eddie… this time he’s got a light new car to sell, cheap. No, nothing ratty about it. Not now. But you’ll never guess why he’s willing to let it go for a song. Like Eddie says, “It could only happen in Latin America!”              
 
-My January 2014 “Expat Wisdom” seminar is more than ¾ filled. To get one of the last 3 spots available, check out the agenda and the signup details by clicking on the Latin American Seminar link on the top of the www.ExpatWisdom.com mainpage.
 
“AN EXPAT’S GUIDE TO FIRST-WORLD  HEALTHCARE IN LATIN AMERICA”, That’s the name of my long awaited free report. It’s finally finished and will be available for a time at www.ExpatWisdom.com. Grab a copy and than compare how 21st century Latin American healthcare stacks up to your Heathcare in the states. Read it and weep! And remember the report is free(at least for now).
 
-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.
 


-One effect Obamacare (the Un-Affordable Care Act) has on Expats permanently living abroad is that they won’t have to purchase the mandatory heath-care insurance. Expats are completely exempt and pay no fine like folks up in the states must do if they don’t purchase a plan. However, what about part time expats and expats who happen to travel back to the states for months or more at a time? Then it gets complicated…  

 
-Unfortunately, most of the ten million plus expats abroad end up filing taxes to support the Big Brother nanny state the no longer live in. So how do expats go about filing their taxes? Expats who live in tourist areas and transplanted gringoized societies like Costa Rica and in the hundreds of guarded retirement complexes in Mexico, etc., have no trouble finding qualified tax preparers when April 15th comes around (when IRS vampires need more blood). However, if you live "off the gringo trail" there can be so few gringos that  it can be quite difficult to find a qualified tax preparer. That makes for other great niche job opportunity for expat wanabees and gonnabees wondering how they might do business in Latin America. In fact, off the tourist trail, tax preparers are in such big demand that almost every expat I know asks for a recommendation. Off the tourist trail there are so few tax guys there’s almost NO competition.
 
-The continuing saga of Expat Eddie… this time he’s got a light new car to sell, cheap. No, nothing ratty about it. Not now. But you’ll never guess why he’s willing to let it go for a song. Like Eddie says, “It could only happen in Latin America!”              
 
-My January 2014 “Expat Wisdom” seminar is more than ¾ filled. To get one of the last 3 spots available, check out the agenda and the signup details by clicking on the Latin American Seminar link on the top of the www.ExpatWisdom.com mainpage.
 
“AN EXPAT’S GUIDE TO FIRST-WORLD  HEALTHCARE IN LATIN AMERICA”, That’s the name of my long awaited free report. It’s finally finished and will be available for a time at www.ExpatWisdom.com. Grab a copy and than compare how 21st century Latin American healthcare stacks up to your Heathcare in the states. Read it and weep! And remember the report is free(at least for now).
 
-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.
 
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