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

March 28, 2014  
- How and why so many tens of thousands of legal Latin aliens up in the states(former illegals) are now retiring from their middle and lower middle-class first-world unskilled jobs (bus drivers, city workers and such) and moving back down to Latin America in order live like kings and queens- like they never could up in the states on their small pensions and savings. What do these folks know that others don’t? Well, nothing we don't talk about on the Expat Files all of the time. We knew that already!          

 -Once you get settled in Latin America, you really must check out all the great Yard and Rummage sales. For all you antiquers there are tremendous opportunities… and get this: a lot of amazing one-of-a-kind handmade and furniture items you simply have never even seen before. But do remember that all the great deals and amazing things will almost never be found on the gringo tourist trail. In Costa Rica for example, the gringos already picked through the good stuff ages ago. 

 -You ever wonder where all the world's manual typewriters went? Remember those... the ones that you hated in 9th grade typing class? Not so long ago every stateside home and office had them. Yup, I even had one once. Well, not all of them made a trip to the dumpster (or melted down to became Toyotas). There are millions still in daily use down here in Latin America and they still sell brand new ones in stores and by bulk in the newspaper classifieds!

 -My next upcoming July, 2014 “Expat Wisdom” seminar is nearly set to go so. The dates will be Saturday, July 12th thru Thursday, July 17th. Do send an email to get on the early-bird list. The agenda and complete the signup details will be up on the website in a few days. Just click the “Latin American Seminar” link on the top of the main page for full details.
-Do follow the link on the main page at 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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