International Living Quotes Sid Grosvenor… AGAIN!
June 22, 2016
International Living has done it again. They’ve taken the liberty to take a long quote from a ChapalaClub.com post I wrote several years ago.
It does make me feel good that that they thought my writing was worthy of including a long quote in their publication TWICE. I would have liked it even better had they included my name instead of just my
description and words.
A while back they used this same quote. Here’s what they wrote!
“As a retired police officer and attorney from Dallas says about the Lake Chapala area (the most popular expat retirement enclave in Mexico) where he lives, if you spend wisely, you can have a “caviar lifestyle on a tuna fish pension.”
“For a couple,” he says, “I think if your home is paid for here you can live a very nice lifestyle on $1,500 a month. The more you have above this, the more luxury you will have. Remember, your property taxes will be a small fraction of North American taxes (mine have always been under $99), and you will likely save on utilities given the temperate climate, and the lack of crazy weather… no hurricanes, typhoons, floods or major earthquakes means you don’t need to insure again weather disasters.
“Very few people carry fire insurance given the near fireproof construction; and the homes are built with security in mind so many folks don’t carry break-in insurance either. I carry NONE of the above and pocket the savings.”
Best of all, Mexico offers a retirement discount program that offers all foreign residents some very nice discounts.
As our friend from Chapala adds, “With free discount cards for folks 60 and over you save on a variety of goods and services. Half price fares on the luxury buses allows you to have affordable vacations all over Mexico, and more…”
So, let me know when I can help you to discover our little slice of Retirement Heaven.
Siempre tu amigo (Always your friend) Sid Grosvenor