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Don’t go hunting for antiques. Let them come hunting for you. A definite goal leaves you vulnerable to the articulate salesman or, worse still, the self-styled expert who will convince you that what he has is what you really need.
Thanks to the Internet, a concept called “couch surfing” has been taking the travel world by storm for almost a decade now. Until you understand how it works, you might think it’s only for the young (or frugal) traveler.
What’s the best thing about living abroad? Depends on whom you ask.
Every day, Gretchen and Jon awake to the intense blue of the Pacific Ocean. It glistens outside their massive bayside windows. They take their coffee on the balcony, where they enjoy the cool breeze and soft morning sunlight.
The average house price in the U.S. is down to $235,000. That’s great news for you.
One of the hot new words for 2008 was frugalista—someone who lives frugally but still manages to be fashionable and healthy. Expat Cuyler Salyer and his wife Alicia have been frugalistas since before the term was invented.
Buying resort rentals can be fun and profitable. That is, after you follow the rules and carefully run the numbers. You need to multiply projected occupancy by expected average nightly rate and then deduct your expenses.
If your goal is to live within your means…and your means aren’t as meaningful as they used to be…I have good news for you. You can live well in Mexico on a small budget.
As a single woman living in Mexico, I often hear from other singles who dream of following my example. For almost all of them, though, their biggest concern is, “What about, um, companionship?”