What’s “Expat Wisdom” About?

"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.

Take a look and if you have any questions, drop us an email to: info AT expatwisdom.com, we're always here to help!

The Expat Files for Sunday, Oct 12, 2014

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...]

The Expat Files for Friday, Oct 10, 2014

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...]

The Expat Files for Sunday, Oct 5, 2014

Click Here to play: Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 Mormons in Latin America: At first it looked like a fluke, but in the last 3 years or so there suddenly seems to be a great many more Mormons hot-footing it around Latin America than ever before. Whereas just a few years ago, one would be lucky to see a righteous pair of said soul savers every month or so, but now for some strange reason they’re … [Read More...]

The Expat Files for Friday, Oct 3, 2014

Click Here to play: Friday, Oct 3, 2014 Many The slick and sometimes unslick reputations of certain Latin lawyer types. Why is it that in some Latin countries being a lawyer is the second most dangerous occupation... right behind Chicken bus drivers (and that’s no joke) Islam, Muslims and the lack of obvious local/regional news reporting on fundamentalism in Latin America. While … [Read More...]

The Expat Files for Sunday, Sept 28, 2014

Click Here to play: Sunday, Sept 28, 2014 You've heard the saying, "As California goes, so does the rest of the country". Well Mexico is a similar bellwether for Latin America. Though it always lags months or years behind the USA in its social and buying habits, its always well ahead of the other 19 Latin American countries when it comes to fads, trends and fashions. That means astute Expats … [Read More...]

X-Factor Je Ne Sais Quoi

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...]

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Surfs Up Dude! (as are the ‘Expat Files’)

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...]

An Expat Looks At 50

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...]

The 7 Most Frequently Asked Questions

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...]