Boomers May Soon Overcome Top Objection to Retirement in Mexico

As retirees and 22 year residents of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, it’s quite easy to extol the benefits of living in Mexico. Of course, not every part of Mexico is the same (as is true in the US or Canada); however, we can certainly vouch for Puerto Vallarta. With its beautiful climate and landscape of the Sierra Madres cascading down into Banderas Bay, its kind and friendly local citizenry, its proximity to the US and Canada, and its lower cost of

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Can’t Afford to Live in Malibu?

Perhaps you can’t afford to live in Malibu, but if you can afford to drive a Malibu, read on; you are about to be introduced to a lifestyle in Paradise equal to or better than Malibu at a fraction of the cost! In 1997, we purchased a beautiful, newly constructed villa located in the Sierra Madres overlooking Banderas Bay and El Centro, the downtown area of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. During the first four years of living in PV, we doubled

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Afraid of Medical Care South of the Border?

Twenty years ago, the fear of needing emergency medical or dental care while south of the border ranked close to the fear of running out of gas while crossing the railroad tracks; both had you calling for spiritual guidance! In 1997, shortly after we moved to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, referred to as PV or Vallarta by the locals, a friend of ours elected to have a substantial amount of cosmetic surgery done here in PV. At that time, there were

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Looking for the Best Place in the World to Retire?

Looking for the Best Place in the World to Retire?

During the past 28 years, International Living magazine has calculated its Annual Global Retirement Index; a resource intended to assist retirees and future retirees in evaluating and comparing the world’s most popular retirement destinations. It is based on a number of criteria, giving various weights to each, depending on its importance to retirees. Listed below are those criteria considered with their individual weighting: Cost of Living—20% Health Care—20% Special Benefits—20% Real Estate—15% Entertainment, Recreation, and Culture—10% Climate—5% Safety and Stability—5%

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