Gloria Yeatman

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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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Aug 17 2019

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – August 17, 2019

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter Paul and Gloria In This Issue:  Our June 2019 Costa Rica Cost of Living Time, Happiness, and Seizing the Day Featured Property in Sarchi: Private Mountain Cabin on Coffee Plantation-$75,000 REDUCED  Cooking in Costa Rica: An Expat’s Guide to Buying Groceries, Cooking and Eating in …

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Jul 20 2019

In the Mailbag: New Taxes, VPNs, and MediSmart

We always get lots of responses and questions from readers, both newsletter subscribers and on Facebook. Hi Paul & Gloria, Much confusion seems to exist about the new taxes and reporting requirements. Also, the financial condition of the country given the increasing debt and a lower GNP are problematic. Yet many positive articles also exist, …

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Jul 20 2019

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – July 20, 2019

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter Paul and Gloria In This Issue:  Our May 2019 Costa Rica Cost of Living In the Mailbag: New Taxes, VPNs, and MediSmart Featured Property in Lake Arenal: Sweet 3 BR 2 BA Home with Lake View-REDUCED to $85,000 Cooking in Costa Rica: An Expat’s Guide …

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Jun 11 2019

Our Moving to Costa Rica Timeline: All the Steps Along the Way, by Rob Evans

I hate to see people struggling with how to move to Costa Rica. It is not that hard but can be overwhelming at first, so I hope our timeline will be a helpful guide for you – either to follow our steps or to use as a template to forge your own way. Five years …

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Jun 10 2019

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – June 10, 2019

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter Paul and Gloria In This Issue:  Our April 2019 Costa Rica Cost of Living Our Moving to Costa Rica Timeline: All the Steps Along the Way, by Rob Evans Featured Property in Grecia: Fully Furnished Updated 3BR 2BR Home Near Town-$139,800 Cooking in Costa Rica: …

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Apr 26 2019

In the Mailbag: Getting Mail, Buying a Car, and Retiring for Less? 

We always get lots of responses and questions from readers, both newsletter subscribers and on Facebook. Hi Gloria, I was wondering if you have or use a stateside PO box or address?  I was thinking about when the banks send new cards. I’ve seen some advice for those moving to get a PO box or …

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