Tag: RetireInCostaRica

Dec 28 2014

Misconception #1: Where on the island of Costa Rica do you live?

“What are some common misconceptions people have when they hear you are retired in Costa Rica?” We’ve been living in Costa Rica for almost six years and have to admit, there are a few misconceptions some folks have about our lives here. Misconception #1: Where on the island do you live? One of the most basic …

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Dec 24 2014

What Does It Cost You NOT to Move to Costa Rica? by Rob Evans

by Rob Evans As a former financial analyst, I have been intrigued for several years by Paul and Gloria’s monthly budget. I love the simplicity and precision with which they address one of their most frequently asked questions about the cost of living in Costa Rica – what does it cost you to live in …

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Dec 24 2014

6 Common Misconceptions about Retiring in Costa Rica

Last newsletter we announced that we were asked to participate in the 12 Days of Costa Rica Blog Tour, hosted by the Family Freedom Project and featuring some of their favorite Costa Rica bloggers, authors and photographers, including us! You can still visit the Blog Tour website to check out the great Costa Rica content. The Blog Tour continues through …

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Dec 14 2014

Why We Are Leaving Costa Rica, by Janet Bradshaw

By Janet Bradshaw The Decision In August of 2012, I wrote the article “Why We Chose Nuevo Arenal” for the Retire for Less in Costa Rica Newsletter. After retiring from my work as a civil engineer in Canada in 2009, my husband, Scott, and I spent our first 3 years in Costa Rica renting and, …

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Aug 10 2014

Are You Cut Out for the Expat Life? by Suzan Haskins

By Suzan Haskins (Used with permission.) What makes for a happy expat? This is something I think about often, because honestly…not everyone is cut out for the expat life. The rewards are tremendous and it’s a wonderful, life-changing experience, but there are challenges—and most are easy to get beyond. From my experience (and I’ve been …

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Jun 05 2014

Costa Rica is Still the Best Country for Retirement, by Christopher Howard

by Christopher Howard Note: the following Letter to the Editor originally appeared in A.M. Costa Rica on April 29, 2014. We reprint it with the permission of both A.M. Costa Rica and the writer of the letter. The letter is a response to Garland Baker’s article entitled, “Can Costa Rica make a turnaround for its …

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May 08 2014

How to Improve Your Retirement Tour Experience, by Lynette Hunt

by Lynette Hunt My husband and I just returned from a 7 day trip to Costa Rica.  We have been researching the Central Valley, and signed up for George Lundquist’s “Retire on Social Security” tour. We’d also made contact with Paul and Gloria Yeatman, as we’d followed their “Retire for Less in Costa Rica” newsletter for …

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May 08 2014

Our trip to Costa Rica, by Gordon & Bea Stanley

  by Gordon & Bea Stanley We are planning to move to Costa Rica this fall after I retire at the end of August. This was our second trip to continue investigating where we want to be. I had just bought a used Blackberry (my first cell phone at age 64!), and needed a SIM …

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Aug 20 2013

Highlights of Costa Rica’s Residency Requirements AND a Discount on Residency Services

When we decided to file for legal residency in Costa Rica back in 2008, we polled the expats we’d met regarding who they used to help them through the process. Based on the glowing recommendations we received for Residency in Costa Rica, we chose their services, and now we recommend them without hesitation to those …

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Jun 26 2013

A Different Form of “Due Diligence” by Diana Miskell Turlock

By Diana Miskell Turlock It was about 15 years ago that my husband Lance started investigating Costa Rica online. A client/friend of ours had visited and had only good things to say. With high speed internet service becoming more and more accessible in Costa Rica within the last few years, at least in some areas, this made a move to Costa Rica even more …

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