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Feb 27 2017

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – February 28, 2017

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  In the Mailbag – Relocation Tours, a Reader’s “The Good, the Not so Good and the Disappointing about Costa Rica,” Buying Appliances, and More If You Could Move Overseas Tomorrow for a Better Life…Would You? by Dan Prescher Invest Your Savings in Coopenae-Why We Do …

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Feb 27 2017

Paul’s Money-Saving Tip to Live for Less in Costa Rica-Use WhatsApp and Save on Telecommunications Charges

What is WhatsApp? It’s a voice-over-internet (VOIP) service, but certainly not the only one. There are many others, including Viber, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Google Voice, MagicJack, Vonage, Facetime (with iPhone and iPad), and others. To take advantage of VOIP services on your phone, you will need a smartphone such as Samsung, Huawei, or iPhone. When …

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Feb 27 2017

Con Mucho Gusto: The Tico Way

The kindness of Ticos never ceases to amaze me, but perhaps it should. They just keep proving to us over and over again how willing they are to help. Paul and I were driving in Palmares the other day, looking for a furniture factory to check out their sofas, tables, and chairs for our new …

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Feb 27 2017

What’s Up with the Yeatmans? Moving, Shopping, and Buying

We will tell you all about what everything cost to equip our new unfurnished apartment in downtown San Ramón de Alajuela, Costa Rica in our “January cost of living” article. But the process of shopping and buying what we needed has been a learning adventure, to say the least. First of all, when you rent an unfurnished …

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Feb 27 2017

Our January 2017 Costa Rica Cost of Living

January was our biggest spending month ever! We moved to our new unfurnished apartment on January 1st and, though we actually purchased some items in November and December of 2017, we elected to show the expenses in January so that our 2017 annual expenses will include all move-related spending. $4,931.37 is a lot of money …

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Feb 26 2017

Invest Your Savings in Coopenae

Updated February 26, 2017 Why invest in Coopenae? Audited by Fitch Ratings (auditor of banks worldwide) from which we got excellent ratings (AA-): expectation of very low risk; risk differs very little from the highest possible ratings (see below for details). Extensively monitored and controlled, just like other public and private banks in Costa Rica, …

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Feb 19 2017

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – February 19, 2017

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  What’s Up with the Yeatmans? – Moving, Shopping, and Buying Our January 2017 Costa Rica Cost of Living Paul’s Money-Saving Tip to Live for Less in Costa Rica-Use WhatsApp and Save on Telecommunications Charges Our Ultimate CR Healthcare Tour     What’s Up …

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Feb 14 2017

In the Mailbag-A Reader’s Experience with Medismart-January 2017

We always get lots of responses and questions from readers, both newsletter subscribers and on facebook. Here’s a note we received in our mailbag in response to the information we posted a while back about Hospital Metropolitano’s MediSmart program:  Hi Gloria & Paul I broke my right hip end of June and had to go to …

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Feb 14 2017

Our November and December 2016 Costa Rica Cost of Living

November and December were busy months for us as we prepared for our move to an apartment in town. We may not have sent out regular cost of living reports, but we managed to still track every thing we spent.  Because we wanted to show our purchases for the new apartment as part of January’s …

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Feb 14 2017

What’s Up with the Yeatmans–January 23, 2017

It’s been over a month since you’ve heard from us. That’s so not normal! But we’ve had a lot going on. Last newsletter we told you all about our month-long trip to Mexico and our, therefore, low October spending in Costa Rica. We made up for that in November and December as we prepared to move …

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