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Who Killed Our (Kids’) American Dream?

The US government continues to play games with our economy, wreaking havoc on the housing market, and destroying our American Dream. Perhaps it’s time to make a Plan B.

|Costa Rican Guitarist Robert Víquez Plays For You|

In this 7:24 minute video which we filmed at the Zamora Estate Hotel in Santa Ana, Costa Rica complete with birds singing in the background… Roberto skilfully plays a combination of classical and popular guitar music.

I Told Them So (And They Hated Me For It!)

In my mind, some things are so obvious I don’t understand how everyone doesn’t reach the same conclusions I do.

Mother’s Day in Costa Rica 2016

August 15th is a huge deal in Costa Rica. It’s Mother’s Day here, which is a very important holiday. The country comes to a grinding halt as everyone takes the day off work to celebrate their love for their mother.

Buy Your New Home in Costa Rica in a Self Directed IRA. Free video.

It’s actually a very simple procedure and does not cost a lot of money. There are hundreds of companies in the United States of America that specialize on self-directed IRAs.

Orthopaedic Surgeon in Costa Rica Dr. Rodrigo Sequeira: Master of Orthopaedics

Like many doctors in Costa Rica medicine is a family affair. Dr. Sequeira’ father is a retired gynecologist and his older brother is a Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, who is a tremendous influence on him. A mixture of adulation and sibling rivalry no doubt.

Banks In Costa Rica – Ten top tips.

My most frequent answer goes something like: “I don’t recommend any bank in Costa Rica but, after nearly seventeen years of doing business here, if you would like to know which bank I still do business with – meaning the best of the worst – I would be happy to help.”

What Do You Mean, Costa Rica Has No Capital Gains Tax?

A gain is when an appreciating property you own, like a piece of real estate, a share of stock, or a bond, increases in value above what you paid for it. What you paid for it is called your “basis.”

Costa Rica Religions. Today many Ticos will be on their hands and knees…

Catholic Costa Rica shows a typical tolerance for other religious practices but overall any extreme demonstration of faith is shrugged off, as Vicky Longland explains. At the end of July, many Ticos will be on their hands and knees. Not as an aftermath to some national drinking binge…

Costa Rica May Be The Perfect “Getaway” But, Is It Also The Perfect “Hideaway”?

That is, a place where you can hide yourself, and/or your assets, from those who’d like to take a nice fat financial swipe at them…for a legal cause, of course.

You’re Likely Committing a Crime Right Now

Do you own a dog? You could face six months in federal prison If you walk it on federal lands on a leash longer than six feet in length.

Escazu Real Estate For Sale. Location! Location! Location!

Escazu is a terrific location, considered the ‘Beverly Hills’ of Costa Rica, but in comparison with most places, even Escazu real estate is affordable.

Costa Rica Named Happiest Country In The World in 2016 For The Third Time!

Explore the Happy Planet Index data to discover where in the world people are using ecological resources most efficiently to live long, happy lives.

A Typical Guanacaste Dance Done By Pre-Schoolers To Celebrate The Annexation of Guanacaste Day.

As we near July 25th, which is the annexation of Guanacaste Day, I feel it’s best to talk about one of the many aspects of that day–the typical dance. Have you ever heard of the typical dance in Costa Rica?