Gloria Yeatman

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Jun 20 2009

Our Big Move – Part I

It has been a while since I’ve posted anything about our goal to retire in Costa Rica.  But I am excited to say that we have made the move!! My desire was to write daily during the month of March to chronicle the preparations and big move, but there was no time…I mean NO TIME.  …

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Feb 08 2009

To Ship or Not to Ship?

To Ship or Not to Ship? by Arden Rembert Brink Magallanes (San Ramon), Costa Rica The whole question of whether or not to bring your belongings or your car is probably one of the most hotly debated among to-be-expats. And there certainly is no single right answer. For some folks, the idea of starting fresh …

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Jan 04 2009

Rent, and Slow Down the Process

We at Retire for Less in Costa Rica would advise everyone to rent for one year, six months, or even just one month before buying any property. We know it’s tempting to buy when you are on a tour, or just going around the country looking for places to live. It’s so alluring, this beautiful …

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Aug 31 2008

Is your retirement on hold?

With both stock prices and real estate values declining, more and more baby boomers approaching retirement age are finding out that their savings aren’t adequate for them to stop working.  Add to that the high cost of health care, and the fear of a serious illness wiping out everything, many sixty-somethings are returning to the …

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Aug 21 2008

Costa Rican Secrets to a Long Life

Where do people live the longest?  So far, researchers have identified four places, which they call “Blue Zones,” and one of them is on the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica.  In a recent AARP magazine (see below), I read about a group of villages there where an inordinate number of people live to 100 years …

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Aug 18 2008

Let me be frank…

Let me be frank about some other reasons I want to retire in Costa Rica.  I am disillusioned and disappointed in the American dream. When I was a teenager just beginning to work my first job as a cashier in a grocery store, I remember my father saying, “Do the right things, work hard, get …

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Jul 30 2008

Costa Rica Isn’t for Everyone

Costa Rica isn’t for everyone. When we tell people that we plan to be living in Costa Rica within the year, half of them think we’re crazy. They would miss the mega-malls, the multiplex cinemas, and the Starbucks on every corner. They think of Costa Rica as a third world country, plagued by poverty, and …

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Jul 15 2008

Applying for Residency in Costa Rica as Pensionados

Paperwork for Application for Pensioner Residency Status in Costa Rica By Louise Wittman, San Ramon de Alajuela My husband and I moved to San Ramon in September 2007, we completed our immigration application in the US in July 2007. We are working with a competent immigration attorney and while all our processing is completed, we …

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Jul 14 2008

Quote-Eleanor Roosevelt

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. Eleanor Roosevelt US diplomat & reformer (1884 – 1962)

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Jul 12 2008

We’re back!

It’s July 12th and we’re back in Baltimore from our trip to Costa Rica– it was even harder to leave this time than it was when we visited in January. If you remember, Paul and I took a “retirement tour” with George Lundquist (a GREAT investment of time and money, and a very good value; …

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