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Jul 16 2017

Paul and Gloria in Mexico – A First Look

If you’ve been reading our newsletter for a while, you know that we have been traveling to Mexico for about a month each year for the past several years. This year, we decided to try something different, spending a total of about five months in all. We are in Oaxaca, Mexico, now, where we have …

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Jul 16 2017

My 2017 Healthcare Plan, by Rob Evans 

The Problem While surveying US healthcare over the past several years, I became increasingly concerned that the future looks rough. The number of Americans 65 and over continues to increase. Those seniors are overweight, out of shape, and have a number of pre-existing conditions like hypertension, high cholesterol, cancer, diabetes, etc. Also, baby-boom doctors are retiring …

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Jul 16 2017

Our June 2017 Costa Rica Cost of Living

Our June 2017 Cost of Living Report needs a bit of explanation. As we mentioned in our last newsletter, Paul and I traveled to Mexico on June 20th where we will be staying for an extended period. Therefore, our June Costa Rica Cost of Living report includes all of our normal fixed living expenses but …

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Jul 13 2017

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – July 13, 2017

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  Our June 2017 Costa Rica Cost of Living My 2017 Healthcare Plan, by Rob Evans  Paul and Gloria in Mexico – A First Look Featured Property: Easy-Care, Spacious, Furnished House in Grecia-Price Reduced to $119K Our Ultimate CR Healthcare Tour     …

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Jul 10 2017

Retire for Less Goes to Mexico, Again

If you’ve been reading our newsletter for a while, you know that we have spent a month in Mexico every year for the past four years. This year, we are trying an experiment. We have rented a house in the city of Oaxaca, our favorite town in Mexico, for about five months. Every since Paul …

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Jul 09 2017

Our May 2017 Costa Rica Cost of Living

In May, we were happy to see another month well below our goal of $2,000. We came in at $1,853.32, with no major purchases to outfit our new apartment in town. Transportation – $286.46 We had some car repairs done to our 1996 Toyota 4-Runner in May which came to $214.76. Here’s the breakdown: Replace …

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Jun 17 2017

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – June 17, 2017

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  Our May 2017 Costa Rica Cost of Living ‘Tis the Season…for Mold and Mildew Retire for Less Goes to Mexico, Again Our Ultimate CR Healthcare Tour           Our May 2017 Costa Rica Cost of Living In May, we were …

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Jun 03 2017

In the Mailbag – Medicare and Health Insurance

We always get lots of responses and questions from readers, both newsletter subscribers and on Facebook. This month’s questions dealt with Medicare (U.S. citizens) and health insurance. Mark N. wrote, I notice in your budget and in other representative budgets on your web site (the woman living for ~ $1200 per month) there is no …

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Jun 03 2017

Jackson’s Care – A Cost Effective Option for Private Healthcare in Costa Rica

In addition to MediSmart, Hospital Metropolitano’s discount healthcare plan, there is now another option. Jackson’s Care is a brand new plan offered by Jackson Memorial Medical Center. We have been meeting with them over the last two months to understand and document the plan in English for our readers. Jackson’s Care provides a cost effective …

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May 31 2017

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – June 1, 2017

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Special Healthcare Issue:  Jackson’s Care – A Cost Effective Option for Private Healthcare in Costa Rica In the Mailbag – Medicare and Health Insurance Our Ultimate CR Healthcare Tour         Jackson’s Care – A Cost Effective Option for Private Healthcare in Costa …

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