#2- Money, payments, credit, loans and Latinos
#3-Up and coming Latins are extremely proud of their achievements and love to put on airs. In doing so they often bite off more than they can chew, stretch their credit to the limit and take loans for things to impress friends, neighbors and relatives. But strange things can happen when things go south…
#1- Ten critical things Expats need to know before they consider hiring a Latin building contractor or construction work crew #2- Things you should expect to experience when living in a gated/guarded community #3-Security cameras for Expats. Should you have them? Are they necessary? #4- The use and abuse of DRONES in Latin America. Yes, all the latest and greatest …
#6- MY NEXT EXPAT “INSIDER” SEMINAR will be Saturday July 8th thru Thursday July 13th 2017 in and around Guatemala, Central America. Just go to www.thenewexpat.com and click on the seminar link for full signup info.
#1- Latins go to extremes when it comes to religion and have some Christian beliefs that you have to see (or hear) to believe… and here are just a few of them..
#1- The latest travel problems, worries and inconveniences: airports, airlines, TSA and more.
#1- Many Latin adult males lead double lives. In fact it’s not that uncommon for a Latin man to have two separate families that are clueless about the existence of each other. Almost every Latin person has a friend or family member with such a skeleton in his closet. How do those macho Latin guys pull it off and how do they get away with it for so long? Often it only comes light after the guy dies or gets deported back to Latin America from the states.
#2- Speaking of getting deported from the USA:
DYK that local Latin police departments are now hosting free classes and seminars (taught by police officers) that inform and impart tips to Latins intent on sneaking into the USA by coyote? The classes are less intended to dissuade- and more to “train up” illegals on what to expect in the way of avoiding dangerous situations along the journey.
#3-More on Ecuador: Should it figure in as your “Plan B” destination?
#4- Why have 4 of the 20 Latin countries abandoned their own fiat currencies and now use US dollar fiat money? It seems improbable visiting a country whose citizens don’t speak English yet they use dollars with English words written all over them. Do they even know what those hollow, printed words mean?
#5- Make a note: Saturday July 8th thru Thursday July 13th 2017 will be the dates for my next “EXPAT INSIDER SEMINAR”. Get on the earlybird mailing list by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
#6- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your own plan before coming to Latin America. See the three video intros to the “Expat Essentials” course at www.ExpatPlanB.com
#7-Try the “Podcast by Phone” feature. Listen to the last FIVE Expat Files programs over the phone by dialing: 1-701-719-0893
#8- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel to see all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 100 shows posted on my You Tube channel so have a look.
#1- When your rough Spanish really kicks into high gear:
There are unpredictable good a bad things that happens when you finally start understanding bits and pieces of what’s being said around you. How and when that hallelujah moment of clarity finally does happen comes differently for all of us clueless expats. Even so, after that it’s not “damn the torpedoes” full speed ahead either. Confidence will build and then overconfidence will disappoint along with some noticeable backsliding…
#1-Spanish is not the only language the local Latins speak. Chances are that your cleaning lady/maid and the small shopkeepers will speak one of the 25 or so indigenous languages as well- nope, not to you but to each other. Yes, the sounds they make will confuse and baffle, but they’ll also speak Spanish to you (and maybe 20 words of English too).
#1-Extortion, crime, drunken bus drivers and 101 more reasons expats should not ride the chickenbus: today a report from an organization loosely translated as “The Latin Widows of Chickenbus Drivers” (I kid you not)