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The Expat Life: Lying Landlords

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Anyone who knows me knows that I am a big advocate of expatriation from expensive, unhealthy, collapsing locations like the European Union and the United States. But every part of the world has its benefits and drawbacks. Here in Ecuador, one of the biggest drawbacks is lying landlords. I’ve had 9 or 10 landlords in my time in this country,…

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Geoarbitrage: The Live Here, Hire There Approach

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The Live Here, Hire There approach is the third type of geoarbitrage I want to cover. This will be a short post since I have little experience with this approach myself. So… This approach takes advantage of the fact that pay rates vary drastically around the world. Data gathered by the Gallup organization a few years ago illustrates what I…

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Get What You Want in Life by Visualizing Your Ideal Day

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A while back we were talking about how to know what you really want in life. I said that I couldn’t give you good advice on how to figure it out. And I suggested you consult with other people who were have more expertise than me on the subject. I’ve changed my mind. Sort of. While I still don’t claim…

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Geoarbitrage: The Live Here, Retire There Approach

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In this post, we will talk about the “Live Here, Retire There” approach to geoarbitrage. This is in contrast to the “Live Here, Earn There” approach we covered last time. With the Retire There approach, you follow many of the same steps as before, except that you move to a new location after you retire. This will be short and…

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Geoarbitrage — One Key to a Freer Tomorrow

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Geoarbitrage is a strange word. It doesn’t appear in any dictionary I’ve seen, but it is used a lot in certain circles. In this short post, I’ll give you a usable definition of the term and show you why it can be a key to your freer tomorrow. This will set the stage for the following posts. There we will…

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Talk is Cheap But Won’t Make You Freer Tomorrow

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The recent election season, and its aftermath left me thinking about speech. It nicely illustrated the old saying that, “talk is cheap.” At the same time, I had some non-political conversations with people that illustrated the same point. These events emphasized over and over how talk is cheap but action is hard. And they showed why most people will never…

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See the World Differently: The Old Media Perspective

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Last time we talked about some of the reasons that old media can be better than new media. They are all good ones, but what really got me going down this road was the old media perspective. Today I will explain what I mean by the old media perspective, and explain why I think it is important for anyone who…

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Old Media: Why it is Often Better than New Media

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I never used to pay much attention to old media. You know, old books, old music, old movies. I am a very future-oriented guy, and it didn’t make sense to me to waste my time on old stuff. But over the last few years I have changed my opinion. More and more, I am finding the old stuff to have…

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Travel Light, Expect Problems

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Travel Right and Be Ready for Anything Even when you plan ahead and travel right, weird stuff can happen. For example… Republic of Malta, August 18, 2007 (FT) “We will keep the girl as ‘collateral’,” he said, “hurry back with our money.” If I couldn’t come up with enough cash soon, it was unclear what would happen to ‘the girl’…

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Why You Need to Travel

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I honestly believe that if you want to be freer tomorrow you need to travel today. And I do mean you, even if your image of being freer includes staying right where you are. Give me a few minutes of your time and I will convince you that you need to travel, at least a little, at least right in…

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