Paul & Gloria

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

Latest posts

  1. Retire for Less in Costa Rica – June 17, 2017 — June 17, 2017
  2. In the Mailbag – Medicare and Health Insurance — June 3, 2017
  3. Jackson’s Care – A Cost Effective Option for Private Healthcare in Costa Rica — June 3, 2017
  4. Retire for Less in Costa Rica – June 1, 2017 — May 31, 2017
  5. In the Mailbag – Tracking Living Expenses, Grocery Expense Breakdown, and “Being Gringoed” — May 29, 2017

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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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Apr 04 2017

In the Mailbag – Vonage, and Getting an Emergency U.S. Passport

We always get lots of responses and questions from readers, both newsletter subscribers and on Facebook. After she read our January 2017 Costa Rica Cost of Living report, a reader wrote us this question about our Vonage bill: Hola Gloria & Paul, Am reading with much interest your move to town.  Can imagine getting used to …

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Apr 02 2017

Sunday in the Park: San Ramon’s New Children’s Playground

Sunday in the Park: San Ramon’s New Children’s Playground  

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Apr 02 2017

Our February 2017 Costa Rica Cost of Living

Yea! A month under $2,000. With all of the spending to outfit our new apartment, I expected to spend more in February. But even with buying a table and chairs for our kitchen, we came in at $1,932.80. If you take out the cost of the table and chairs, our February living expenses are down …

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Mar 21 2017

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – March 21, 2017

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  Our February 2017 Costa Rica Cost of Living A Day in the Park: San Ramon’s New Children’s Playground In the Mailbag – Vonage, and Getting an Emergency U.S. Passport Featured Property: Lake Arenal: Move-In-Ready Furnished Home in Arenal Center-Reduced to $63,000 Our Ultimate …

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Mar 14 2017

If You Could Move Overseas Tomorrow for a Better Life…Would You? by Dan Prescher

By Dan Prescher (Originally published by International Living, February 6, 2017. Used with permission.) On a recent visit back to the U.S., I met some new friends at a party who wanted to know why my wife and I have been living outside the country for the past 15 years. I often get this question, …

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Mar 14 2017

In the Mailbag-Relocation Tours, a Reader’s “The Good, the Not so Good and the Disappointing,” Buying Appliances, and More

We always get lots of responses and questions from readers, both newsletter subscribers and on Facebook. We recently did a two-day customized relocation tour for some nice folks who were kind enough to send us some feedback and their thanks. Here is their note: I know Paul is tired after the two day tour…His Grecia …

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