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Colombian bank buys BAC-Credomatic and wants to extend credit

Banco de Bogotá is looking to expand commercial credit to Central American customers after the purchase of Grupo BAC-Credomatic, which concluded Wednesday of last...
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Costa Rican Residency: A Blizzard of Paperwork

Featured Columnist – Retirement & Living Kat SunloveWhen my husband Layne and I first looked at a detailed outline of the documents required by Costa...
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Costa Rican Residency and the “Oops!” Factor

Featured Columnist – Retirement & Living Kat SunloveEvery nation has a procedure for obtaining legal residency and Costa Rica is no exception in requiring voluminous...
View of an infinity pool and the Pacific Ocean from the patio of a hillside house in Costa Rica.

Top Six Reasons to Retire in Costa Rica

Retiring comfortably and in a nice locale in the U.S. these days just isn't as easy or inexpensive as it used to be in the past, particularly for attractive beach areas. Many people who would never think of leaving the country and moving elsewhere are now considering just about EVERY possibility and this is how locations like Costa Rica have become a hot topic among the soon-to-retire baby boomers and others thinking about retirement.Retiring comfortably and in a nice locale in the U.S. these days just isn't as easy or inexpensive as it used to be in the past, particularly for attractive beach areas. Many people who would never think of leaving the country and moving elsewhere are now considering just about EVERY possibility and this is how locations like Costa Rica have become a hot topic among the soon-to-retire baby boomers and others thinking about retirement.

Getting Started on Legal Residency in Costa Rica

When you decide to pursue legal residency in Costa Rica, finding the right lawyer to guide you through the complex laws and Tico bureaucracy will be your most important first step...

The Long Road To Residency in Costa Rica

Living in Costa Rica is a pleasure, but the path to becoming a legal resident here is anything but. Not only are the laws written in Spanish, but the rigorous process itself is complicated, confusing, and fairly costly. Without a sense of humor, parts of it can be a royal pain. However, the benefits outweigh the difficulties and the lessons I learned in gaining legal status here may be of value to anyone considering a permanent move to this beautiful tropical land.

Costa Rica Retirement: Lower Costs, Higher Lifestyle

Featured Columnist – Retirement & Living Kat SunloveTCRN Volunteer:So let’s talk money. Just how much can you save by living as a pensionado here in Costa...
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I Love Costa Rica – Retirement!

Featured Columnist – Retirement & Living Kat SunloveTCRN Volunteer: Back in the day, songster Randy Newman penned his celebrated anthem “I Love LA,” singing the praises of...

Gold Mining in Costa Rica still drawing growth

TCRN STAFF:The gold mining industry in Costa Rica has always been in the hands of foreign investors who have taken advantage of sizeable tax...

Costa Rica Advances its Strategies With Asian Countries

TCRN STAFF:SAN JOSE (Costa Rica), Rene Castro, Costa Rican Foreign Minister met this week along with Costa Rican ambassadors in Asian countries to move...
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