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

September 7, 2012  
-What if you are 65 or even 70 years old or more? Is it worth it coming down to Latin America to live, work play and or retire? Here’s an interesting email from an older guy who wants to move in big way but has a laundry list of doubts.
-How long will your nest-egg last if come to Latin America and do not intend to work or run a business of any kind? What if you just plan on winding down; intent on living a nice, comfy 1st world lifestyle free from the pressures and stresses of the BB state and the impending 1st world economic and social collapse? How far can you stretch your dough?
-The best way to move down? Have a big-ass rummage sale or two and dump as much junk as you can on Craig’s List. No, you’ll never get what the stuff is really worth, but things are mighty cheap down here and the less baggage the better!
-What about older folks and geezers who are looking forward to (oops, a bad choice of words) spending their remaining years in a nursing home or a manage care facility? How does Latin America shape up for them, if at all?
-Searching for land, a house, an apartment? Guaranteed, that old metric system will rear its ugly head again. But there are a few tricks you’ll need to know if you don’t want to feel like a complete dufus as Latins toss metros(meters), metros cuadrados (square meters) and metros cubicos (cubic meters) around.
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