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!

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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...]

The Expat Files for Friday, Nov 28, 2014

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! Today we’ll hear from one of my recent Expat Wisdom Seminar attendees who shares with us news of his new quote for health Insurance through the “Obummer-Care” plan. In his case the premium went from $460 a month to $1,336.00 … [Read More...]

The Expat Files for Sunday, Nov 23, 2014

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! Another first-world copy-cat craze that’s hitting Latin America is the proliferation of stand-up comics, open-mike amateur nights and comedy clubs. Yup, the Latin “lag time effect” rides again and the comedy club phenomenon … [Read More...]

The Expat Files for Friday, Nov 21, 2014

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...]

The Expat Files for Sunday, Nov 16, 2014

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...]

The Expat Files for Friday, Nov 14, 2014

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...]

The Expat Files for Sunday, Oct 26, 2014

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...]

The Expat Files for Friday, Oct 24, 2014

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...]

The Expat Files for Sunday, Oct 19, 2014

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...]

The Expat Files for Friday, Oct 17, 2014

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...]

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...]

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...]