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Shopping for expat health insurance

Last updated on: 20th May, 2014, 6:03 PM Since we’re planning to move to the Philippines permanently, I’m starting my research early on everything from building concrete block walls to the requirements for a Philippines visa. Some of the things I’m researching are the costs and coverages available for international health insurance plans for ex-patriots. Shopping […]

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Make money in the Philippines

Last updated on: 18th May, 2014, 7:19 PMHonesty early in I’ll be up front, “How to make money in the Philippines”  isn’t a get-rich advice post or an offer to sell you an ebook that will solve all of your money woes. If you need to get rich quick, turn some scratch fast before you hit skid […]

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Pop goes the soda

Last updated on: 13th September, 2013, 7:07 PM  I’m not quite sure why a a Swiss financial services company is researching things like this but according to Credit Suisse, Americans drink enough soda each year per person to float a battleship in. That chart looks like it pins us Americans at about 170 liters of […]

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Long Distance House Hunting

Last updated on: 15th July, 2013, 2:45 PMIf you courted your Filipino spouse online then you know what it means to put time in on the computer and “live” on the Internet. When Menchu was still in the Philippines, we spent four or five hours every night video chatting. I had the best of that, […]

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Dental care is different

Last updated on: 4th July, 2013, 4:11 PMHave you ever had a toothache on the weekend? My wife Menchu did two weeks ago. She had recurring problems with a couple of her molars being too close together and pressing on her other teeth. When she would get over tired and run down (like both of […]

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