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Puerto Vallarta vs Mazatlán: Which is Better for You?

Are you thinking about moving to the west coast of Mexico, but aren't sure where to go? You aren't alone. And we are here to help. Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán are two cities that are often in the running. And for good reason. Both are long time vacation destinations, have fabulous infrastructure, English is widely spoken, and established expat communities…
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Cost of Living in Mexico (vs the US)

The cost of living in Mexico is super-cheap, right? So, living in Mexico on $500 a month is easy, right?  Wrong!  That's all a misconception. The reality is that while it certainly can be more affordable, it depends entirely on your lifestyle.  So how much does it cost to live in Mexico? Let's unpack it. Adjust Your Lifestyle, And Your…
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Health Insurance in Mexico for Expats

So, you're moving to Mexico and thinking about how you'll handle your healthcare. The country is known for its outstanding medical care, but what about insurance? Health insurance in Mexico for expats is essential.  Just because medical care is more affordable in Mexico doesn't mean you should opt to pay out of pocket. It can still add up quickly and…
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Cancun vs Tulum: Which Paradise Is Better for Retirement

Trying to decide between Cancun vs Tulum for retirement isn’t as easy as you think. Yes, they have totally different vibes which will dictate your lifestyle. Still, one may be perfect for a getaway while the other may be ideal for life.  On the other hand, the tried and true touristy one may not be what you want for a…
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Managing Your Finances in a Divorce After 50

In the past 25 years, the divorce rate among those over 50 has increased by more than 50%. Getting a divorce past age 50, otherwise known as a “gray divorce,” can happen for a multitude of reasons. Many are similar to younger couples, like financial struggles or falling out of love. However, some are more unique to common situations that…
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Podcast 64: Amazingly Affordable Living in Mazatlan Mexico

Journalist and author of Why We Left: An Anthology of American Women Expats, Janet Blaser, joins us to share her experience living in Mazatlán, Mexico for the past 15 years. What sets Mazatlán apart from more popular cities like Puerto Vallarta is that tourism is not its main industry. For about 100 years, Mazatlán has been known as a port…
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Is It Safe to Retire in Mexico? What Retirees Need To Know

It’s happening! You’ve decided to retire in Mexico! You’ve been dreaming about this for decades, and the time is finally now! You are bursting at the seams and telling everyone!  And their response? What? Are you insane? Mexico is dangerous! You’ll be kidnapped!  We know. We hear it time and time again. Mexico is not safe. It’s all over the…
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The Best Healthy Gifts that Don’t Suck for your Favorite People Over 40

It’s that time of year. You know the one where you are racking your brain to find the perfect gift. Well, look no further unless you are looking for booze and chocolates. This year we dug into our favorite gifts for all of our favorite health-conscious readers. That means you! And with so many Holiday Sales happening now, this is…