Expat Files – 05.24.15

-In the last two years nearly all Latin American countries have adopted their own sort of local Craig’s list clones… as well as many free classified ad websites. Of course there’s been the usual lag time of a few years but suddenly these sites are springing up and becoming quite popular- fast displacing the traditional newspaper classifieds which can be too pricy for the average Latin selling low-priced stuff. That said, wannabees and gonnabees should take advantage of such sites as much as they can; not only to find good cheap stuff but also as a nice side effect, pick up bits of commonly used Spanish terms along the way.
-Some real life examples demonstrating how one of the surest ways to get a Latin business going is to purchase one that’s barely chugging long (from its less than mediocre Latin owner/operator).
-A discussion and some tips on gold ownership, bank accounts and money transfers between foreign banks
-Mostly because of the “gringo advantage”, when you’re off the tourist trail you’ll be considered a bit of a VIP. For example there are many perks your Latin lawyer will arrange for you that he wouldn’t offer to his regular Latin clients       
Check out and sign up for one of my free one hour live “webinars”. They will take place about every two weeks for a very limited time so sign up now to listen in live and contribute your own thoughts and questions about Latin America.
JULY 2015 -LATIN AMERICAN SEMINAR NOTICE: Make your plans today for the next Latin American Expat Wisdom seminar. Just go to the main page and click on the Latin Seminar link for full details. The seminar will take place from Saturday, July 11th through Thursday July 16th, 2015.
CONSULT WITH JOHNNY- SCHEDULE A CELL OR SKYPE CALL: Follow the consult link on the main page at and Johnny will help you sort out your Latin American plans.

Download this episode (right click and save)