Tag Archive: LivingInternationally

Dec 24 2014

6 Common Misconceptions about Retiring in Costa Rica

Last newsletter we announced that we were asked to participate in the 12 Days of Costa Rica Blog Tour, hosted by the Family Freedom Project and featuring some of their favorite Costa Rica bloggers, authors and photographers, including us! You can still visit the Blog Tour website to check out the great Costa Rica content. The Blog Tour continues through …

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Sep 26 2014

For U.S. Citizens: How the Affordable Care Act Affects Expats

Our experience with purchasing travel insurance for our trip back to the States led us to check out the specifics of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA has an “individual shared responsibility provision” which is defined as follows: What is the individual shared responsibility provision? Under the Affordable Care Act, the federal government, state …

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Sep 26 2014

Update: Travel with Confidence When You Purchase Travel Insurance

We have an update to our article about purchasing travel insurance. You can read the entire article at this link: Travel with Confidence When You Purchase Travel Insurance. But for this update, here’s a brief recap: For our recent two-week trip to the U.S., we opted to purchase travel insurance when we were buying our airline tickets …

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Aug 28 2014

The Truth about Living in Costa Rica: The Good, the Bad, and the Muddy, by Josh Linnes

by Josh Linnes (Originally published by Viva Tropical on August 8, 2014. Used with permission.) Also includes annotations by Paul and Gloria in green (updated 10/26/15). Photos by retireforlessincostarica.com. It’s easy to find tons of articles and information out there highlighting all the great benefits of living in Costa Rica. But it’s also easy to read those …

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Aug 10 2014

Are You Cut Out for the Expat Life? by Suzan Haskins

By Suzan Haskins (Used with permission.) What makes for a happy expat? This is something I think about often, because honestly…not everyone is cut out for the expat life. The rewards are tremendous and it’s a wonderful, life-changing experience, but there are challenges—and most are easy to get beyond. From my experience (and I’ve been …

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May 07 2014

Travel with Confidence When You Purchase Travel Insurance

For our recent two-week trip to the U.S., we opted to purchase travel insurance when we were buying our airline tickets on American Airlines. Shortly thereafter, we received a policy from Allianz Travel Insurance which outlined our coverage and confirming the prices we paid — all of $61.10 for both of us. Here is what our …

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May 11 2013

Democracy in Action

We got to see a good example of the people speaking and the president listening here in Costa Rica recently. Residents were upset over the government’s plans to go ahead with a concession to improve the PanAmerican Highway (Rt. 1). The Brazilian company, who had won the concession, planned to pay for the road improvements …

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Apr 20 2013

Costa Rica Scores High on Social Progress Index

“Costa Rica ranks first in Latin America and the Caribbean in the Index of Social Progress,” reported InsideCostaRica.comon April 15th.The Index “measures the degree to which countries meet the non-economic needs of its citizens, according to a recent announcement by the Social Progress Imperative at the University of Oxford in the U.K.” The Social Progress …

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Feb 10 2013

Five Good Reasons to Consider Retiring Abroad

Updated 11/20/15. See our RFL notes, in green, throughout the article. (“Five Good Reasons to Consider Retiring Abroad” was originally published by The Costa Rica News, January 13, 2013) Even in the best of times saving for retirement is often a monumental and difficult task, now with middle class opportunity shrinking, economic “cliffs” and austerity …

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Jan 24 2013

Reflections on Five Years Living in Costa Rica

by Connie Sandlin After visiting Costa Rica several times since 2006, Connie and Dick Sandlin made the move to try living here for 2 ½ months in mid-May 2008…and they never looked back. The March before their move, they wrote an email to family and friends to share their big news. Now, nearly 5 years later, …

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