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Sep 30 2017

End of life Issues – Burial and Cremation in Costa Rica

It’s never easy to talk about death, but it is a fact of life that we will all die. In our home countries, we probably know the basics about what to do and choices that must be made when the time comes to bury our loved ones, or when planning in advance for our own …

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Sep 30 2017

End of Life Issues – Body Donation in Costa Rica, by Judy Kerr

by Judy Kerr End of life issues are not a popular topic of cocktail conversation. Since losing many loved ones over the past decades and being in my mid 60’s, I am very cognizant my life will eventually end also. It is my desire to donate my body in Costa Rica to the University de …

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Nov 20 2016

Costa Rica – A Small Country with Big Ideas

TED Talks: A Small Country with Big Ideas to Get Rid of Fossil Fuels How do we build a society without fossil fuels? Using her native Costa Rica as an example of positive action on environmental protection and renewables, climate advocate Monica Araya outlines a bold vision for a world committed to clean energy in all sectors. …

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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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Nov 20 2016

What to Review When Considering Retirement Abroad

by Condor Capital Management (used with permission) MARTINSVILLE, N.J., June 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The idea definitely has its merits: Move abroad to a beautiful place and live for a fraction of what it would cost to retire in the United States, especially in light of increasing life expectancies and costs of living.  Mexico, Costa …

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Aug 26 2016

Getting Married (Again) in Costa Rica

I have to admit, when more than 70 expat couples (among them, many of our friends) got married last Valentine’s Day in Atenas, I was mystified. I knew the mass wedding was to make legal matters in Costa Rica a bit easier, but I didn’t realize that we would soon need to do the same …

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Aug 07 2016

Top 10 List of Pros and Cons of Container House Living

On a budget? Want to live simply? Like the idea of tiny houses? Check out this article by Jimmy Lee of ContainerHomes.net. And take a look at the end of the article for information about two container homes for sale right here in Costa Rica. Container House Living by Jimmy Lee, ContainerHomes.Net What is it like …

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Feb 23 2016

Where Should You Retire? Here’s a Tool to Help You Decide, by Rob Evans

by Rob Evans I often see folks posting questions about where to move when they retire.  They may be trying to decide between Costa Rica and Ecuador or between different cities in Costa Rica, not knowing which location is right for them or even how to begin to make the decision.  I appreciate the difficulty …

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Sep 14 2015

Due Diligence – Our Take on It

We were having a nice lunch at the home of new friends and recent expats to Costa Rica, Janet and Don Morley when the conversation got interesting. “Repeat what you just said,” Don said to Paul, “and this time on camera.” So we talked and Don recorded the following video (and gave us permission to …

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Jul 08 2015

Why retire outside of the U.S.?

(Originally written May 2008 & updated July 2015) It all started with a comment I made to my husband, Paul, one afternoon. I said, “You know, I kind of envy you for all of the adventures you’ve had.” Paul lived in Mexico for three years while he was attending college at the University of the …

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