Paul & Gloria

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Name: Gloria Yeatman
Date registered: March 27, 2011
Jabber / Google Talk: bluem21

Latest posts

  1. Paul and Gloria in Mexico – A First Look — July 16, 2017
  2. My 2017 Healthcare Plan, by Rob Evans  — July 16, 2017
  3. Our June 2017 Costa Rica Cost of Living — July 16, 2017
  4. Retire for Less in Costa Rica – July 13, 2017 — July 13, 2017
  5. Retire for Less Goes to Mexico, Again — July 10, 2017

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May 29 2017

In the Mailbag – Tracking Living Expenses, Grocery Expense Breakdown, and “Being Gringoed”

We always get lots of responses and questions from readers, both newsletter subscribers and on Facebook. Lately we’ve had a couple of readers ask about how we track our expenses. Les M. writes: Hi Gloria and Paul! We’ve never met but I’ve enjoyed your postings for quite awhile. I’ve been in Costa Rica since December …

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May 29 2017

Paul’s Money Saving Tip: Find Reasonable Housing

This is a big one, because in the course of a year, you could save thousands of dollars if you are renting a house or apartment at a reasonable cost. So, what’s “reasonable?” At Retire for Less, we say reasonable rentals would be $800 or less; naturally, if it includes some utilities or services, all …

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May 29 2017

Our April 2017 Costa Rica Cost of Living

In April, we were happy to see a month well below our goal of $2,000. We came in at $1,733.87, with no major purchases to outfit our new apartment in town. Transportation – $79.24 This was probably our lowest month ever in this category. We had no major car repairs or expenses. Here is the breakdown: …

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May 23 2017

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – May 23, 2017

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  Our April 2017 Costa Rica Cost of Living Paul’s Money Saving Tip: Find Reasonable Housing In the Mailbag – Tracking Living Expenses, Grocery Expense Breakdown, and “Being Gringoed” Our Ultimate CR Healthcare Tour     Our April 2017 Costa Rica Cost of …

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Apr 30 2017

Our 2016 Annual Cost of Living in Costa Rica Summary

It’s time, once again, for our annual cost of living summary. Some of you will find this interesting, but others, not so much. That’s okay— Just read the section below that describes your level of interest. And, for the “I love numbers and details and I want to see it all” group: Here’s a breakdown …

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Apr 17 2017

In the Mailbag – April 16, 2017

In the Mailbag We always get lots of responses and questions from readers, both newsletter subscribers and on Facebook. Today, we wanted to share with you some recent feedback we have received from tour clients: Hi Gloria, This is a very overdue THANK YOU for our Healthcare Tour last month. It’s hard to believe we’ve …

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Apr 17 2017

Renewing Our Costa Rica Drivers Licenses: A Time-Saving Tip

We just renewed our Costa Rica drivers licenses for six more years. We’ve been in Costa Rica for eight years. It cost us 22,000 colones each for the renewal: 5,000 for the dictamen médico and 17,000 colones for the license renewal fee. Our drivers licenses were due to expire on May 5, 2017. We were …

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Apr 17 2017

Our March 2017 Costa Rica Cost of Living

In March, we made what will, hopefully, be the last of the big purchases for our new apartment — our couch and love seat. We still have a few things to buy but we’re almost done!  Here’s the breakdown of what we spent. Without the purchase of the couches, our spending for the month of …

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Apr 16 2017

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – April 16, 2017

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  Our March 2017 Costa Rica Cost of Living Renewing Our Costa Rica Drivers Licenses: A Time-Saving Tip In the Mailbag Featured Property: Lake Arenal: Secure Comfortable Home in Town-Drastically Reduced to $75,000 Our Ultimate CR Healthcare Tour     Our March 2017 Costa …

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Apr 10 2017

Lake Arenal: Secure Comfortable Home in Town-Drastically Reduced to $90,000

Property Reference: Ref # 194 Location: Nuevo Arenal, Lake Arenal Sale price: Drastically reduced to $90,000 Beds: 4 Baths: 2 1/2 House size: 2,380 sq. ft. Lot Size: 1/2 acre Description: This spacious, comfortable home in a quiet & friendly residential neighborhood of Nuevo Arenal has been renovated by a North American who is now selling it completely …

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