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    Cheapest Places to Live Abroad

    Tired of 3/4 of your income going just on living expenses, busy cities, crowded streets, over priced rents or insane mortgage rates? Ever consider...

    Costa Rica Retirement: Fewer Rules = More Responsibility

    It is all very complicated, with many pros and cons as to when regulation is a good thing and when it is not. Perhaps freedom from onerous regulations means an increased level of personal responsibility.

    Cost of Living in Costa Rica is Relative to Standard of Living

    Every year more and more North Americans and Europeans are looking to Latin America as a destination of choice for retirement, and the three...

    Generation X Following Baby Boomers to Costa Rica

    The Gen Xers’ expatriation movement is already well underway. Though the oldest Generation Xer is now 50 to 54 (depending on the date cutoffs given),...

    Why “Retiring in Costa Rica” is Becoming a Global Persuit

    Have you ever dreamt of retiring in Costa Rica? You're not alone. According to International Living's 2015 Retirement Index, its one of the top five retirement dream locations...

    35% of Individuals Have Debt in Collections – Is There Respite for the Delinquent?

    According to a study of 7 million Americans by the Urban Institute, more than a third of the individuals are in trouble paying back...
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    Top 10 Expat Tax Tips for Americans Living in Costa Rica

    Did you know that Americans living in the stunningly beautiful country of Costa Rica must...

    Life & Living in Jaco, Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Considered the hub of the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Jaco (pronounced: ha-ko, officially it is spelt...

    Behind on Your US Expat Taxes? Now’s the Time to Get Caught Up!

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - There are approximately 7.6 million Americans living and working overseas (over 50,000 in Costa Rica alone) and it...

    Breaking Up With Uncle Sam

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The rate of U.S. citizens denouncing their citizenship was up 212% in 2013, Forbes reported last month. Simply calling these...
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    Nicoya Peninsula Hailed as Best Place to Live

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - International Living - renowned magazine for expatriates and retirees – has recently encouraged its readers that the Nicoya...

    Are You an Expat From the USA? Don't Forget To Do Your Taxes

    Many American expats are unaware that they are subject to U.S. income taxes regardless of where they live and where they make their income....

    Costa Rica: One of the Top 10 Retirement Destinations for 2014

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – This year, Costa Rica is once again in the top 10 destinations in the world to retire. The...

    Affordable Eco-Living on Costa Rica’s Gold Coast

    You might think that owning an eco-luxury home in one of the world’s most beautiful tropical locations would be outside your financial reach; well...
    3 Realistic Options to Become a Resident | TCRN

    3 Realistic Options to Become a Resident

    A lot has been said about the Costa Rica residency process application procedure, however what is true and what is a false is only...

    Atenas: Still A Magnet For Expats

    Atenas, since being named as having one of the world’s best climates by National Geographic some years ago, has become a magnet for expatriates....

    US Baby Boomers Targeting Costa Rica

    There is a new movement of expats looking towards Costa Rica in the short to medium term, baby boomers are reaching critical mass and...

    The Hidden Gem of Costa Rica

    Some of the best gems are often hidden from the casual traveler on fixed tours because the tour operator finds them inconvenient or too...

    Living Abroad Solutions to Scary Retirement Facts

    Costa Rica News - Even in the best of times saving for retirement is often a monumental and difficult task, now with middle class...

    Why Costa Rica is the Destination of Choice for New Retirees

    Expats have long been attracted to Costa Rica for many reasons; accessibility, safety, low cost of living, beautiful beaches, modern inexpensive health care, some...

    Devastated Savings and Home Values Drive Americans to Retire Abroad

    In the tsunami of the global financial meltdown, 401(k) accounts were devastated and home values decimate and since a growing number of Americans are...

    New Decree Expands Possibilities for Costa Rican and Foreigner Homeownership

    The decree for the "regulation guarantees housing credit”, provides an option for Costa Rica’s and foreigner with residency the ability to pay when they...

    Living in Costa Rica

    Are you considering moving to Costa Rica? More North Americans are making the move to the tropical highlands or hot coastal lowlands of Costa...

    Alajuela Occidente Attracting those looking at Retirement in Costa Rica

    For those North Americans looking at retirement in Costa Rica, many have seen Alajuela’s Occidente at the better choice because location, weather and what...

    Baby Boomers Expected to Cause another Costa Rica Real Estate Explosion

    A growing number of North American baby-boomers have been looking at moving to Costa Rica to make their money go further or to re-invent...

    Feature Property – The Glass House Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

    Bedrooms:   3     Full Baths   3     Partial...

    Living in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica is attracting record numbers of people that are looking to retire, buy a second home, or start a business. Called the Jewel...
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    Cost of Living in Costa Rica and Safety Attract Baby Boomers

    Long recognized as a best in the tropics retirement location, Costa Rica is expecting to attract many more retirees over the next decade. When you...

    Fat Cats and FATCA: A Warning for Retirees

    As Albert Einstein once said about filling out tax returns, "This is too difficult for a mathematician. It takes a philosopher." But philosopher or...

    Costa Rica for Retirement: A Stable Democracy

    When North Americans face the realities of a reduced income after retirement, many of them look abroad for places to move that offer a...

    Costa Rica Domestic Help: Benefits and Risks for Retirees

    One of the many great things about retirement in Costa Rica is the quality and affordability of domestic help and other manual labor. Maids,...

    Costa Rica’s Fabulous, Fearsome Fauna: A Retiree’s Dilemma

    A few nights ago when friends were over for dinner, we were relaxing and talking over glasses of wine in our back patio “dining...

    Costa Rica Retirement: What About Golf?

    If you are considering retirement in Costa Rica, you may well ask yourself: What about golf? While it’s not a universal interest, it is...

    Costa Rica Retirement: ¿Habla Español?

    If I needed any reminder why it’s important for retirees to learn Spanish, today was an object lesson: trying to communicate by phone with...
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    Muchas Fiestas for Costa Rica Retirees

    With Halloween behind us and the December holidays and New Year’s festivities just ahead, it seems like a good time to talk about días...

    Retiring to Costa Rica: Some Mysteries Unraveled

    Let’s pick up where we left off in my last column on the importance of a “due diligence” tour of Costa Rica before zeroing...
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    Finding Your Place in the Sun: Housing in Costa Rica

    The question of housing looms large for potential retirees to Costa Rica. Deciding whether to rent, buy or build is probably one of the most...

    A Costa Rica Retiree Explores the Food Aisles

    For anyone considering retirement in another country, the final months of preparation are often filled with unanswered questions about the future home. Issues of...
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    Balmy Costa Rica as seen from a Texas BBQ pit

    Kat Sunlove, TheCostaRicaNews.com   Here in West Texas where my husband Layne and I are visiting my mother, it was 100 degrees at 8:00 p.m. last...

    Costa Rica Retirement: Legal at Last

    After a year of effort and a few thousand dollars, Layne and I have finally accomplished our goal of becoming legal residents here in Costa Rica.
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