Featured Stories

Mexico’s Growing Assisted Living Market Targets U.S. Retirees

by RYAN MALONE  I was skimming the news today and found this fascinating article from the Dallas… [more]

Mexico’s Growing Assisted Living Market Targets U.S. Retirees Mexico’s Growing Assisted Living Market Targets U.S. Retirees

Our First Road Trip from Ajijic

We got up last Sunday morning watched the morning news shows, made my usual big breakfast with a couple… [more]

Our First Road Trip from Ajijic Our First Road Trip from Ajijic

EVERYONE LIVING IN (OR NOT), IN MEXICO SHOULD READ THIS

THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMIC REALITY First: A reality check on MexicoMexico is in a unique position to reap… [more]

EVERYONE LIVING IN (OR NOT), IN MEXICO SHOULD READ THIS EVERYONE LIVING IN (OR NOT), IN MEXICO SHOULD READ THIS

Guadalajara…and Tlaquepaque

Two characters come to mind when I think back on our recent trip to Guadalajara. One was a slightly seedy,… [more]

Guadalajara…and Tlaquepaque Guadalajara...and Tlaquepaque

Cultural differences

by Victoria Schmidt So many things are different in Mexico.  The transition from moving from one… [more]

Cultural differences Cultural differences

FATCA (Foreign Acct. Tax Comp. Act): What Americans Need to Know Now

By David Kuenzi, CFP Summary: This article examines the new FATCA law (Foreign Account Tax Compliance… [more]

FATCA (Foreign Acct. Tax Comp. Act): What Americans Need to Know Now FATCA (Foreign Acct. Tax Comp. Act): What Americans Need to Know Now

Wisdom from Baja Herb on “How to Mexico”

I’m on oxygen 24/7 now so I gotta get this out. My name is Herb Thompson and I’m giving you this… [more]

Wisdom from Baja Herb on “How to Mexico” Wisdom from Baja Herb on "How to Mexico"

Recipe for Pan de Muertos

In Mexico, people are celebrating Dia De La Muertos, or Day of the Dead.  The actual celebration is… [more]

Recipe for Pan de Muertos Recipe for Pan de Muertos

Owning Real Estate In Mexico Can Save You Big Medical Bucks!

I bet you didn't know that if you own a condo, home or even land here in Mexico and stay here for a few… [more]

Owning Real Estate In Mexico Can Save You Big Medical Bucks! Owning Real Estate In Mexico Can Save You Big Medical Bucks!

Why do I need Travel Insurance?

Your only on vacation right? Well your not in Kansas anymore Dorothy, Plain and simple your wonderful… [more]

Why do I need Travel Insurance? Why do I need Travel Insurance?

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Recent Articles

Sample Budgets – Cost of Living in Mexico

Everyone seems to agree: the quality of your life improves in Mexico. Things take longer…so you’ll need to learn to slow down. Goods and services cost less…so you can afford the kinds of luxuries only the very wealthy enjoy up north—like a maid, a cook, and a gardener. And in Mexico you have … [Read More...]

What is the cost of living in Mexico?

We have complied a pretty complete list here of food, household supplies, beer, wine & liquor. Prices vary depending upon what part of Mexico you live in. We are in the Yucatan, fresh fruits and vegetables are readily available year round as is seafood, poultry & meat. Quality is outstanding … [Read More...]

Mexico Property Taxes are CHEAP

Mexico: Pay Less For Property Taxes Posted on January 14, 2011 by Glynna Prentice Property taxes in Mexico are rarely more than $300 a year, even for large homes  In Mexico, January means that the clock starts ticking for paying annual expenses like predial—property taxes. … [Read More...]

Turns Out Relationships Matter Most In Life

What Really Matters In Life

Please enjoy this reprint of a classic essay from Alex Green, author of one of my favorite books I read this year, "Beyond Wealth". It confirms what many have always suspected about what makes up happy or content in life. Turns Out Relationships Matter Most In LifeWhy do some folks look back on … [Read More...]

Medical & Insurance

Mexico Offers Low Cost Healthcare

Mexico City hopes to lure Chicagoans by touting cheaper health care

Medical tourism campaign targets residents of cities with large Mexican immigrant populations; local tour group taking part By Deborah L. Shelton and Antonio Olivo, Chicago Tribune reporters December 15, 2011 Banking on worries over rising health costs in the U.S., government and … More »

True Travel Guard Protection

Gringos in Paradise - Providing Peace of Mind to your Mexico Vacation! When traveling outside of your home country, it is inevitable that anxieties will arise due to the change of culture and customs that one experiences in a new, exciting destination. Each year, tens of millions of tourists … More »

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Owning Real Estate In Mexico Can Save You Big Medical Bucks!

I bet you didn't know that if you own a condo, home or even land here in Mexico and stay here for a few months a year you may qualify for a wonderful health insurance program designed by IMG a true global leader in health insurance just for expats called the "Patriot Plan". Get your free quote or … More »

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Why do I need Travel Insurance?

Your only on vacation right? Well your not in Kansas anymore Dorothy, Plain and simple your wonderful medical insurance from back home in the USA or Canada won’t pay down here and they won’t accept it as payment if your hurt or injured. Mexico has been a pay as you go society for ever and … More »

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Mexico In The News

Turns Out Relationships Matter Most In Life

Please enjoy this reprint of a classic essay from Alex Green, author of one of my favorite books I read this year, "Beyond Wealth". It confirms what many have always suspected about what makes up happy or content in life. Turns Out Relationships Matter Most In LifeWhy do some folks look back on … More »

Mexico Offers Low Cost Healthcare

Medical tourism campaign targets residents of cities with large Mexican immigrant populations; local tour group taking part By Deborah L. Shelton and Antonio Olivo, Chicago Tribune reporters December 15, 2011 Banking on worries over rising health costs in the U.S., government and … More »

Nissan's new Mexico Plant

Mexico is rapidly becoming a hot spot for international-based automakers. Nissan Motor Company, one of the top automakers in Japan, is planning to invest $2 billion in building a new plant in the country.   The world-renown automaker plans to increase its growth opportunities in Mexico, … More »

New $11 Billion gas line being built

Mexico will begin to use one of its greatest natural resources more efficiently following the announcement of President Felipe Calderon unveiling the building of various natural gas pipelines all over the country. With Mexico holding the world’s fourth largest reserves of shale gas, such extensive … More »

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Expat Stories

Hope and Change, the audacity to believe in one’s future! There are three ways to approach change… run from it… manage it or embrace risk or unknown. Avoidance is not a good choice because continual change is part of the universal order. Avoiding change is unnatural. " Everyone thinks … More »

Doing business in Mexico

  Mexico is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, which makes it an ideal vacation destination. But Mexico also has a sophisticated culture with an amazingly advanced and complex economic system. The complexity of its system is what makes doing business there such a … More »

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We got this seriously funny story from a friend of ours from Colorado who recently arrived for the Thanksgiving Holiday to their beautiful condo in Puerto Aventuras.  They take drug smuggling serious in Mexico... Family and friends update and recap of Mark and Cindi's Travel day from Denver to … More »

IS IT REALLY MOCTEZUMA THAT GETS REVENGE?

By Bob Brooke, One of the proverbial concerns of tourists traveling to Mexico is getting sick while on vacation. And they should be concerned, for 20 to 50 percent of travelers to Mexico get Moctezuma's Revenge (MR), according to a recent study by the Office of Medical Applications of … More »

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