Gloria Yeatman

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Mar 01 2019

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – March 1, 2019

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  Our January 2019 Costa Rica Cost of Living Costa Rica: One of the World’s Happiest Countries Healthcare Bang-for-Your-Buck What Are the Countries With the Most (and Least) Efficient Health Care?  Featured Property in Sarchi: 2 Houses for Sale by Motivated Seller-REDUCED to …

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Feb 17 2019

Costa Rica’s Farewell to Arms: A Bold Peace

In December, Costa Rica and those of us who live here celebrated an important anniversary — the 70th anniversary of the abolition of  Costa Rica’s military. “On December 1, 1948, President José Figueres Ferrer of Costa Rica abolished the military of Costa Rica after victory in the civil war that year. In a ceremony in the Cuartel …

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Feb 17 2019

Our December 2018 Costa Rica Cost of Living

It’s been a couple of months since we published our Costa Rica Cost of Living breakdown. Since we spent the months of October and November in Oaxaca, Mexico, there were no Costa Rica expenses for those months. We arrived back home on December 1st so this is our spending for the full month ($4,187.55). It’s …

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Feb 06 2019

Sarchi: 2 Houses for Sale by Motivated Seller-REDUCED to $89K

Property ID Number: AB2019 Price: $89,000 USD Geographic Area: Sarchi   Property Size: 1 acre of land. Approximate total internal area (both houses) 1,600 ft2. Plus patio and laundry area 106 ft2. Bedrooms/Bathrooms: Small house has 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom.  The big house is a shell on 2 levels which has the potential to have 3 good-sized …

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Jan 30 2019

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – January 30, 2019

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  Our December 2018 Costa Rica Cost of Living Costa Rica’s Farewell to Arms: A Bold Peace Featured Property in Lake Arenal: Great Deal on 4 Bedroom Designer Home with Sweeping Views-$149,000 Cooking in Costa Rica: An Expat’s Guide to Buying Groceries, Cooking, …

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Jan 30 2019

Lake Arenal: Great Deal on 4 Bedroom Designer Home with Sweeping Views-$149,000

Property: Ref # 328 Location: Sabalito 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1,800 square feet Acreage:  .9 acres (3642m2) Price: $149,000 USD Description: This well built designer home is on a 9/10 acre lot with beautiful views of the Pacific lowlands and the Pacific Ocean as well as Lake Arenal and Volcanoes Arenal and Tenorio. It has four …

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Jan 28 2019

What’s Up With the Yeatmans? CT Scan, Cancer, and the Caja-Part 3

First off, thank you for your concern, support, kindness, and prayers when you learned of Paul’s cancer scare. It is now 4.5 months since his surgery to remove his right kidney and 6.5 months since we learned the results of the CT scan (“TAC” in Costa Rica) which showed two tumors with a 95% probability …

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Jan 28 2019

Costa Rica Caja Health Insurance Payment Scale

We recently got a question from a reader which we couldn’t answer: “If a person has a large pension and his Caja payment is based on the higher percentage (say 13%), is there a cap on the maximum they might pay each month?” We contacted Attorney Roger Petersen, the author of The Legal Guide to …

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Dec 28 2018

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – December 28, 2018

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  What’s Up With the Yeatmans? CT Scan, Cancer, and the Caja-Part 3 Costa Rica Caja Health Insurance Payment Scale Cooking in Costa Rica: An Expat’s Guide to Buying Groceries, Cooking, and Eating in Costa Rica Our Ultimate CR Healthcare Tour     …

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Nov 25 2018

Relaxing with Odin

We recently visited Villa Loohvana B&B in San Agustín, Etla, located about 20 km from Oaxaca central. We spent the day with the owner, and our friend, Michelle Tommi. Paul became best buds with one of Michelle’s dogs, her Great Dane, Odin.  

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