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"Expat Wisdom" is a place where expat wannabees and expat gonnabees come to listen, learn, explore and ask seasoned expats Johnny and Robert about what it takes to live the good life as an expat.
At Expat Wisdom you can... learn about how to make money as an expat through Expat Business Opportunities and Expat Jobs
Listen to regular podcast from Johnny Mueller about living in Latin America.
Get 1:1 help directly from Johnny or Robert on anything expat related... even if they don't know the answer, they'll know some expat who does!
And even attend the live Latin America “Insider” Seminar held in Guatemala.
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Listen in to today's show and let us know what you think... Leave a Voice or Text message below and click on you favorite Social Media links and share, share, share! Last week we discussed “gringo prices” and how to spot when you’re being singled for the dubious honor of paying more than you have to… but today’s subject can be much more costly. It involves a relatively new quasi-legal … [Read More...]
In a recent survey sent to our Expat Wisdom community, we gathered some interesting results and over the next few blog posts we're going to share some of these results with you. Today I want to talk about one of the biggest 'concerns' expat wannabees and gonnabees have...that's how to make money while living as an expat! Actually this is not a surprise as Johnny gets emails every day from … [Read More...]
Click Here to play: Friday, Nov 16, 2014 Today we’ll discuss what are often called “gringo prices” and how to spot when you’re being singled for the dubious honor of paying more than you have too. Some news for meat eaters: yes there are plenty of available, non-factory-farm, free-range (driveway) chickens- probably in your own nice Latin neighborhood. You’ll certainly hear them at … [Read More...]
Click Here to play: Friday, Nov 14, 2014 Speaking of earthquakes, during the recording of last week’s show there was a 5.2 and I certainly felt it. It’s time to pick on the backpackers again, this time in regards to earthquakes. Expat Eddie has one of the wildest theories yet (though faintly scientific) as to why so many friendly, blissfully odoriferous backpackers report many small … [Read More...]
Click Here to play: Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 Speaking of Latin culture quirks and Latin sociology, there are many basic differences in the way first-world gringos view the world in general versus the way most local Latinos and Latinas see things. In the end, no matter how much Latin people falter on the details, and no matter how lacking they might be in the ways of doing business- in many other … [Read More...]
Click Here to play: Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 The do’s and don’ts of dog ownership in Latin America Part 2. What are the best type of time-tested pet and guard dog combinations or Expats in Latin America? How do bad boy criminals, thieves and no-good-nicks respond to certain dog breeds? If you have a big scary looking dog with big teeth like a Rottweiler or Doberman, here are some simple … [Read More...]
Click Here to play: Friday, Oct 24, 2014 In Latin America, the definition of “sexual harassment” is not nearly the same as it is in the first-world. In fact, what we’d call verbal “sexual harassment” in the states is so every day and common down here that Latin women just grin and bear it. Why? Because it’s a very macho society and women really have no one to complain to. And even if they … [Read More...]
Click Here to play: Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 Here’s the very recent David and Goliath story of how a group of indigenous Central American farmers stuck it to Monsanto, after Monsanto tried to slip one over on them regarding GMO’s and seed patents. Some idiosyncrasies and habits of the Latin working classes that you should know about (stuff that no one ever tells you) if you need help and … [Read More...]
Click Here to play: Friday, Oct 17, 2014 A small milestone: today we have reached show #400That said, will we ever run out of strange and interesting Latin American stories, facts, news and anecdotes? Nah…I doubt it! Clueless gringos make common mistakes. Here are some tips on how to avoid them. The cheap and easy way of disinfecting of fruits and vegetables in an ongoing … [Read More...]
Click Here to play: Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 The latest on banks and banking in Latin America- Part 2: Learn how to find a good, stable Latin bank along with some tips on how to use short term US dollar bank CD’s in Latin banks to your best advantage. There is an active Christopher Columbus (Cristobal Colon) conundrum in Latin America: It turns out that the average Latin person’s got a … [Read More...]
Click Here to play: Friday, Oct 10, 2014 The latest on banks and banking in Latin America- Part 1: Every Latin country has 10 to 20 banks or more. So with all those choices, how are you (a presumably crap-Spanish speaker) supposed to choose a good,solid, stable bank on your own? Not you will most likely need one pronto when you first get down. Oops, don’t forget the fact that Latin banks … [Read More...]
Don't worry I haven't gone all French on you (je ne sais quoi is about as far as my French vocab goes), however, French would be useful in Paris, which according to a new report by the property people Savills is a city with the X-factor. In their report ’12 Cities,’ Savills names London and New York as the world’s leading X-factor cities, with Singapore and Paris in equal third. Savills … [Read More...]
I recently spent 4-days and 3-nights on the Pacific Coast of Guatemala at the Paredon Surf House. Yes reliving another past joy on my 'Expat 50' tour. I learned to surf about 20 years ago when I lived on the coast in San Diego, California and where I surfed nearly every day. On my best days I'm an 'OK' surfer (and on a LONG board); normally I can hold my own but on this trip boy was I absolutely … [Read More...]
In a few short weeks I'll be 50. Ouch. I don't really feel 50 but the sound of it, does sound, well, 'old'. I remember when my father turned 50 and to me he was 'ancient'. Now that it's my turn I'm wondering what my kids are thinking... are they really thinking, like hey dad, 50 is the new 40! hmmm, some how I really doubt it. I planned my 'Expat 50' Latin America trip to coincide with the … [Read More...]
On a recent podcast of the 'Expat Files' Johnny lists the six topics he's most frequently asked about. They are (in no particular order): Retiring Health Care Cost of Living Dating and Romance Security and Safety Setting up a Business And there's also a 7th. From my many conversations with expat wannabees, I would add, *Happiness* Now rarely does … [Read More...]