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Chuck Bolotin

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Chuck Bolotin

How Bad Is The Corruption In Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua And Belize?

Posted by: ChuckBolotin on Sunday April 22, 2018 (21:51:33)   (12663 Reads)
It's time to answer the question that's the elephant in the room: how bad is the corruption South of the Border?

As the founder of Best Places in the World to Retire, I'm often asked by those living in the US and Canada (what we'll refer to collectively as "North of the Border," or "NOTB"), the following question:

"How bad is the corruption in Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua or Belize?" (I'll refer to these countries collectively as "South of the Border," or "SOTB.")    more ...


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Chuck Bolotin

Unanticipated Results Revealed In Mexico Expat Healthcare Study

Posted by: ChuckBolotin on Monday April 02, 2018 (13:42:00)   (803 Reads)
Expat healthcare in Mexico study cover
One of the most important questions to be answered for anyone considering moving to Mexico, and especially for retirees, is "How is the healthcare?" This newly released study provides some unanticipated answers.    more ...


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Chuck Bolotin

Six Reasons It’s Better To Start Or Run Your Business Abroad

Posted by: ChuckBolotin on Friday February 23, 2018 (01:47:53)   (7926 Reads)
Foreign Earned Income Exclusion -- the Icing on the Cake
There are lots of good reasons to start or run your business abroad. Here are six great ones.

Judging from my personal experience and observations as well as from speaking with others, I’ve come to the conclusion that it can be a very good idea to start or run a business abroad.    more ...


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Chuck Bolotin

Is It Really Cheaper To Live In Mexico?

Posted by: ChuckBolotin on Wednesday January 31, 2018 (01:33:47)   (721 Reads)
Is it cheaper to live in Mexico study
It’s difficult to do any serious research about moving to Mexico and not read claims about how inexpensive it can be to live there.

Enjoy a complete meal of tacos $1.50!

Live on the beach for a third of what it would cost in Southern California!

However, many of these claims come from sources that, for one reason or another, are promoting travel or life in Mexico. Just how true are they, in reality?    more ...


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Chuck Bolotin

The Surprising Truth About What Happened To All Those People Who Moved To Mexico

Posted by: ChuckBolotin on Monday December 25, 2017 (17:29:15)   (4700 Reads)
Why They Moved to Mexico
We couldn’t find a comprehensive, scientifically-based, large study of what happened to the people who moved to Mexico, so earlier this year, we conducted one ourselves— “Expats in Mexico: Expectations, Worries… and How It All Turned Out,” now available for free download at our site. More than 1,100 current expats living in Mexico participated. The margin of error was 2.9%.

The questions were designed to uncover what the expats hoped and what they feared would happen before they moved to Mexico and then compare that with what actually did happen after they moved.    more ...


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Chuck Bolotin

The Unlikely Desires And Fears Of Those Who Moved To Mexico

Posted by: ChuckBolotin on Thursday December 14, 2017 (14:45:45)   (7729 Reads)
Expats in Mexico: Expectations, Worries… and How It All Turned Out
A recently released research study, “Expats in Mexico: Expectations, Worries… and How It All Turned Out” provides several fascinating insights into not only the motivations of those who moved to Mexico, but also their apprehensions.    more ...