Tag Archives: money

Simplifying in Costa Rica: Smaller House

When we first moved to Costa Rica, Kathia, one of the international family liaisons at the children’s school, showed us  4 different houses.  We fell in love with  Ana Victoria’s house though it was at the high end of the … Continue reading

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What Do I Do With All My Stuff?

So you have decided to move abroad.  You chose your destination, arranged your finances accordingly, and gave your boss 2 weeks notice….or in my case I told him 6 months in advance that I was moving to another country.  Academic … Continue reading

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Redesigning Your Finances to Move Abroad: Others have done it, you can too!

Everyone always asks about the money…. When I would talk to acquaintances, colleagues, friends and family back in the USA about our plans to move to Costa Rica, I was met with all kinds of responses: awe, admiration, curiosity, thinly-veiled … Continue reading

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How do I fund my move abroad?

Inevitably, when discussing our move to Costa Rica, I am asked this question:  How were you able to afford moving to another country?  After all, whether or not someone has the option to embark on an adventure like this boils … Continue reading

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Cost of Groceries in Monteverde

I am often asked by USA/EU/UK friends and family as well as blog readers what the cost of living is in Monteverde.  Costa Rica is one of the most expensive Latin American countries.  Monteverde is one of the most expensive … Continue reading

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“Do you regret being a doctor?”

And the survey says….. A physician friend of mine recently posted a link on twitter to a national survey by Jackson Healthcare that indicated that 59% of the physicians surveyed were “somewhat unlikely” or “very unlikely” to recommend a young … Continue reading

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Why We Chose Costa Rica, Part 2: Finances, Infrastructure, and Quality of Life

In the previous post, I mentioned that the top criteria I was looking for in our new country were a stable government, safety, Spanish-speaking locals, and the availability of a good school for our children.  These are the other features … Continue reading

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