Category Archive: Retiring in CR

Mar 16 2012

Your Vote Counts: Absentee Voting Information

Are you a U.S. Citizen living outside the U.S.? Do you want to vote in the 2012 elections? If you haven’t signed up for an Absentee Ballot, here’s the info on how to do it. The U.S. has made it easy. Just go to the website for the Federal Voting Assistance Program, located at http://www.fvap.gov/index.html.  Click the …

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Mar 16 2012

DIMEX, What is it? And Why Should It Matter To Me?

After our recent articles about our bank, Coopenae, & their 11.75% 12 month CD, more inquiries came in regarding investing here in Costa Rica. In the articles, we tried to address investors fears by answering questions about Coopenae , but in the process left out the fact that, in addition to being a legal resident, …

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Nov 15 2011

Our Retire for Less in Costa Rica Philosophy

What is the Retire for Less Philosophy? Sometimes we tell people that we live the “retire for less lifestyle,” or perhaps we notice that others are also living in a similar way. So what exactly is it? Conserve, simplify, enjoy. These three words sum up the Retire for Less Philosophy or lifestyle. We believe one can: …

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Aug 09 2011

Following the Beat of Our Own Drummer

We came to Costa Rica for many reasons. But we also didn’t come for lots of reasons as well. We weren’t running away from family, debt, or jobs we hated.  We had jobs we liked, a great house with a fixed mortgage that we were able to pay, savings in the bank, and zero credit …

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Aug 09 2011

A Real No-Brainer, by George B. Hudson

When my wife Gail and I decided to retire we were faced with some important questions to answer. First of all, where would the retirement money come from other than our small amount of Social Security, and how could we make such a small amount go far enough for us that we could actually enjoy …

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Apr 23 2011

For trusted help with legal residency in Costa Rica, contact Residency in Costa Rica

  We chose Residency in Costa Rica to help us apply for legal residency and, unlike many of our acquaintances who waited two years or more, our residency was approved in only five months.  It was a complicated process and they were wonderful to work with.  The price Javier quotes is all-inclusive, including even those …

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Apr 01 2011

The Mainers Move to Costa Rica

Big News! Our friend Arden has just published her first book about moving to Costa Rica.  It’s called Unraveling the Mysteries of Moving to Costa Rica and is actually the first of a series called “Mainers in Costa Rica.” Through our friendship, Paul and I have been able to learn so much from Arden and …

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Apr 01 2010

Happy Anniversary to Us!

  Today, April 1, 2010, is a big day for us.  One year ago today we moved to Costa Rica full time.  The year has gone by quickly, and has been so full of marvelous surprises.  We have met many wonderful people – both Expats and Ticos (Costa Ricans) – and count many of them …

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Feb 27 2010

Costa Rica Wants to Attract Baby Boomers

Country Strengthens Services to Attract Foreign Retirees Costa Rica claims that in the coming year, 10,000 foreign retirees will make the country their new home and generate income of an estimated $340 million annually.  This amount would be received by the country in the form of house payments, food, medicine and recreation, but also for …

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Feb 27 2010

Baby Boomers a National Priority

Costa Rica Declares Baby Boomers To Be A National Priority Written by Attorney Roger Petersen – February 2010 The President of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias is expected to sign an Executive Decree which will make the attraction of foreign retirees to Costa Rica a National Priority. By implementing this policy the government can then provide …

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