Tag: Mailbag

Apr 19 2018

In the MailBag – Tours, Body Donation, Persons with Disabilities, and Cost of Living

We always get lots of responses and questions from readers, both newsletter subscribers and on Facebook.     “Hi Gloria and Paul, Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated having one of your personalized tours around San Ramon and area. It was so interesting to meet all of those expat contacts of …

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Dec 26 2017

In the Mailbag – Suspending Caja Fees, Body Donation, Simplicity, and Thoughts About Paradise

We always get lots of responses and questions from readers, both newsletter subscribers and on Facebook. After reading our August Cost of Living report, Nancy contacted us with the following question: Hi Paul and Gloria, We certainly enjoy reading your monthly newsletter.  However, it brought to mind a question that we have been wondering about. …

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Oct 22 2017

In the Mailbag-End of Life Issues, Living Close to Nature, a Tour Memory, and Making the Move to Costa Rica

We always get lots of responses and questions from readers, both newsletter subscribers and on Facebook. Folks particularly commented on the end of life articles in our last newsletter. Bob B. wrote, Gloria, I wanted to thank you very much for addressing the ‘end of life’ information this month. I lost my wife of 48 …

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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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May 29 2017

In the Mailbag – Tracking Living Expenses, Grocery Expense Breakdown, and “Being Gringoed”

We always get lots of responses and questions from readers, both newsletter subscribers and on Facebook. Lately we’ve had a couple of readers ask about how we track our expenses. Les M. writes: Hi Gloria and Paul! We’ve never met but I’ve enjoyed your postings for quite awhile. I’ve been in Costa Rica since December …

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Apr 17 2017

In the Mailbag – April 16, 2017

In the Mailbag We always get lots of responses and questions from readers, both newsletter subscribers and on Facebook. Today, we wanted to share with you some recent feedback we have received from tour clients: Hi Gloria, This is a very overdue THANK YOU for our Healthcare Tour last month. It’s hard to believe we’ve …

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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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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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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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Nov 20 2016

In the Mailbag: What Folks Gave Up to Move to CR, Why Retire Abroad, and Crime

We always get lots of responses and questions from readers, both newsletter subscribers and on facebook. Here are a few notes we received in our mailbag. In response to an article written for us by Rob Evans, “What Does It Cost You NOT to Move to Costa Rica?” we received the following comments. Philip F. …

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