Gloria Yeatman

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Oct 27 2020

IMPORTANT WEBSITE UPDATE

Please note that we have published our final newsletter and have retired “Retire for Less in Costa Rica.” The articles and real estate on our website will no longer be updated.  The website will remain online for the immediate future but we foresee taking it down at some point. We have also closed our retirement …

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Oct 27 2020

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – Final Newsletter, October 27, 2020

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter Paul and Gloria In This Issue:  What’s Up with the Yeatmans? It’s the End of an Era. Our Final Cost of Living Update and Some Closing Thoughts from Paul Costa Rica in the Time of Covid-19 The Top 10 Qualities of Successful Expats in Costa …

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Mar 11 2020

“This Retirement Life” Interview

We were recently interviewed by Dave Hogan from This Retirement Life. Dave and his wife, Kathy, visited Costa Rica for the first time last month on a Caravan Tour, which they thoroughly enjoyed. “Kathy and I had a wonderful time in Costa Rica on our 9-day Caravan Tour. What a beautiful country and what friendly …

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Mar 11 2020

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – March 11, 2020

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter Paul and Gloria In This Issue:  What’s Up with the Yeatmans? Our January 2020 Costa Rica Cost of Living Inflation in Costa Rica (updated 3/10/2020) This Retirement Life Interview Some Reasons Why We Invested Our Savings in Coopenae (updated with current data) Featured Property in …

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Mar 10 2020

Inflation in Costa Rica

(Updated 3/9/2020) Latin America has a reputation for having high inflation. All in all, I would say that’s an accurate assumption. So let’s take a historical look at Costa Rica’s inflation since 1990. Previous to the year 2009, inflation in Costa Rica was very high, with some years over 20% (see the graph below). Their …

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Mar 10 2020

Some Reasons Why We Invested Our Savings in Coopenae

Updated March 9, 2020 We have invested in certificates of deposit with Coopenae for the last eight years, have been very pleased with our return, and wanted to share the updated info with you for your consideration (see disclaimer below). Why invest in Coopenae? by Asdrúbal Zamora Corrales In Costa Rica there are several supervised credit …

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Dec 18 2019

In the Mailbag: Caja Payments, Retiring Overseas, Reading, and Cooking 

We always get lots of responses and questions from readers, both newsletter subscribers and on Facebook. Hi Gloria, I will be leaving Costa Rica July 22nd with a scheduled return on November 15th. How does this affect my CAJA payment?  Charles Hi Charles, Thanks for getting in touch. You have two options as far as …

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Dec 18 2019

My 2019 Healthcare Update, by Rob Evans

To review, I retired early to Costa Rica in 2014 since healthcare costs were too high in the US. My employer had paid most of the cost, and I never realized the true cost of healthcare until I had to pay it all myself. My payment went from zero to $14,000 a year, which meant …

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Nov 23 2019

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – November 23, 2019

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter Paul and Gloria In This Issue:  What’s Up with the Yeatmans? My 2019 Healthcare Update, by Rob Evans In the Mailbag: Caja Payments, Retiring Overseas, Reading, and Cooking  Featured Property in Lake Arenal: Lovely 3 BR 2 BA Home Built to US Standards with Lake …

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Nov 23 2019

Time, Happiness, and Seizing the Day

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about time. How we spend it, how much we have left, and whether or not we appreciate the moments as we live them. There is nothing like a brush with cancer to teach you, had you not already learned this lesson, to appreciate every day, every moment. Paulo Coelho …

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