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Maximizing Your Expat Retirement Income in Mexico

Maximizing your expat retirement income in Mexico is a must for those living here on a limited budget and important to most everyone. Although...
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How a Simple Product I Found Can Make Your Life Easier  

This article is about how a simple product I found can make your life easier. It is called Apponwall, a product invented in Sweden...
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The Amazing Handcrafts of Michoacán

With about 8,000 artisans keeping over 30 crafts traditions alive, the amazing handcrafts of Michoacán have every bit of the charm and cultural importance...
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Assisted and Independent Living and Nursing Care in Mexico

Those of you from the U.S. and other countries who are considering Mexico for retirement will find it reassuring to know there is a...
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Do Expats Have to Pay Taxes in Mexico?

Last month we published an article on U.S. taxes to help American expats get ready for April 15.  But there are plenty of expats...
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Survey Shows More Aspiring Expats Are Heading to Mexico  

The new Expats In Mexico survey shows more aspiring expats are heading to Mexico, a big jump from the Expats In Mexico survey conducted...
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Things to Consider When You Rent in Mexico

If you are planning on renting, which nearly six-out-of-10 expats who are considering moving to Mexico are, here are a few things to consider...
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A Jewelry Maker Who Traded France for Puerto Vallarta  

Nicolas Tranchant is a jewelry maker who traded France for Puerto Vallarta nearly a decade ago and now presides over a flourishing custom jewelry...
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Do Expats in Mexico Have to Pay U.S. Taxes?

This time of year, taxes are on the minds of many expats in Mexico as we face filing deadlines for 2020. Do expats in...
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The Gene Byron Museum in Guanajuato

In 2015, my wife Kristine and I visited one of my favorite Mexican house museums: The Gene Byron Museum in Guanajuato, the capital of...

Buying Property in Los Cabos, Mexico

Buying property in Los Cabos, Mexico is easier than you might think. Since most of the Baja Peninsula is so narrow from shore-to-shore, you...

Buyers Should Know Condo Laws in Mexico  

Condominiums are a large part of the real estate inventory in the Bay of Banderas area, so buyers should know condo laws in Mexico.Buyers...

“Mexicanisms” That All Expats Should Know

The Spanish language has been admired internationally for its romantic way of communicating. It is vast, fun and has a wide variety of expressions...

The Piñata Business in the Pandemic

Much like the cloistered nuns’ tamale business and my neighbor’s chair rental company, the piñata business in the pandemic, equally dependent on social gatherings,...

More North Americans Are Settling Down in Oaxaca  

Hola, everyone. I am still in Puerto Escondido on the Oaxacan Pacific coast where I am finding that more North Americans are settling down...