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 Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Listen to today's show and let us know what you think (MP3 download link here)... Leave us a Voice message or Share your Comments at the end of the page. We want to hear from YOU! In Latin America, cell phones are not only communication devices they’re also heavily associated with personal self-esteem and social status. Today you’ll hear what long time (Spanish speaking) expats have … [Read More...]

Is this a secret?

What's your profession or line of work?   I'm not trying to be nosy or learn any secrets but if your in one of these professions you may find this interesting (this is a little different than the usual Expat Wisdom blog post)   You see I just bought the licensing rights to a series of White Board Animations that cover a wide range of businesses.   Maybe you've seen this on web sites or … [Read More...]

The Expat Files for Sunday, Dec 14, 2014

Listen in to today's show and let us know what you think (MP3 download link here)... Leave a Voice or Text message below. We would love to hear from YOU! The trials and tribulations of driving your car through Latin America: 1. What’s it really like driving a car through Latin America? 2. How are you treated on the road and at country borders if your Spanish sucks? What about if you … [Read More...]

The Expat Files for Friday, Dec 12, 2014

Listen in to today's show and let us know what you think (MP3 download link here)... Leave a Voice or Text message below. We would love to hear from YOU! Looking at a map you’ll see that Colombia and Panama are ostensibly friendly, adjacent, neighboring countries. But did you know that the majority of Panamanian women have an active distrust, even hatred, for Colombian women? Now, a … [Read More...]

The Expat Files for Sunday, Dec 7, 2014

Listen in to today's show and let us know what you think (MP3 download link here)... Leave a Voice or Text message below. We would love to hear from YOU! Is it possible to use credit and debit cards anonymously in Latin America? In the USA your bank’s credit card transaction department knows the purchases you’ve made, what you’ve spent and places you’ve been… that info is all openly … [Read More...]

Are you as bored as I am?

Hey Guys and Gals, It's Expat X here. Remember me? (if not I'll fill you in #7 below). Those who know me are probably surprised to hear from me again but I promised Johnny and Robert I would (try) to remain Politically Correct (PC) Yeah, I'm still alive and kicking and having the most incredible time of my life... as you can imagine!--) Anyway, haven't their emails been a bit boring … [Read More...]

The Expat Files for Friday, Dec 5, 2014

Listen in to today's show and let us know what you think (MP3 download link here)... Leave a Voice or Text message below. We would love to hear from YOU! A stateside university educator chimes with an email concerning how he personally has seen the tragedies and failures of the first-world school system at the graduate level, and how it has also failed Latin immigrants too. In Latin … [Read More...]

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Thanksgiving, Love, and the CIA…

Whether you're looking for Love... or not, or living in some 3rd world country (or Cleveland) you need to think about your safety and security. We're learning from an ex-CIA agent and we give him two thumbs up. You need to hear this... Click Here to insure your safety and security today! So, first, a BIG warm "Happy Thanksgiving" to all of our US of American friends. We are very grateful … [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...]