Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama
Old 02-17-2006, 09:08 PM   #81
Full time employment: Posting here.
Arif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 761
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama

Quote:
The bay is a cess pool. It stinks like the streets of Bangkok. If you were to look at one of these (random) condos on a day that the wind was lite, you may not realise that you would be gagging soon after moving in. Definately a problem Panama needs to solve...and I am sure they will.
You're 100% right about the bay. It has gotten the attention of the government and are currently in phase 2 of the project to get funding to build a water treatment facility to handle the waste that is dumped into the bay.
I went to Casco Viejo with my wife yesterday and it is one of the most beautiful architecture (?) that I've ever seen. A lot of investors are buying up the 100 year old buildings and turning them into apartments, condos, restaraunts you name it. It is so amazing that some of the poorest people in Panama live right next door to the President of the country.* Also the only place I've seen where even poor people have ocean views from their living rooms.

Quote:
I used Diana Bishop of panamarealtor.com , great lady and very hospitiable. She's a Canal brat..or whatever. American born and raised in Panama. I have 100% faith in her and IF I decide to buy...I will look no further.
The company she started "Panamarealtor.com" is one of the few companies I would use to buy real estate. We went with her to look at water front property and got a wonderful education on the going prices per meter, areas to avoid, and what to look out for. She is trying to operate like a realtor does in the US and doesn't raise the prices of her listings like the other agents do. I've even seen her selling the same property as Century 21 for over 250k LESS!!

Nomo--that's not even fair compairing Hawaii beaches to Panama. There's no comparison. Oahu has the most beautiful beaches in the world.

BTW-I'll post some pictures tonight of Casco Viejo and the skyline.

__________________

__________________
You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.
Arif is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama
Old 02-18-2006, 02:06 AM   #82
Dryer sheet aficionado
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 45
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arif
You're 100% right about the bay. It has gotten the attention of the government and are currently in phase 2 of the project to get funding to build a water treatment facility to handle the waste that is dumped into the bay.
I went to Casco Viejo with my wife yesterday and it is one of the most beautiful architecture (?) that I've ever seen. A lot of investors are buying up the 100 year old buildings and turning them into apartments, condos, restaraunts you name it. It is so amazing that some of the poorest people in Panama live right next door to the President of the country.* Also the only place I've seen where even poor people have ocean views from their living rooms.


============================

Hi Arif...I reallly enjoyed Casco Viejo, the splendid scenery made me look like I actually knew how to take photgraphs, lol. I was interested in a couple of those 'condos' (for a lack of better description) on a street reminescent of Nawlins' Bourbon street. The prolem with the area..at least for me, is because they are re-doing everything...I anticipate "neighborhood construction" going on until I die! Also, it looked like parking could be a real issue down there. There is a restaurant, I think on the same street as Ruben Blades' home called..."Cantina marbella" or something like that. Some of the best food I've ever had. No menu...you just get served whatever the chef found freshest that day. I would eat there 3 times per week ($20 per) if I lived in Panama.

=========================

The company she started "Panamarealtor.com" is one of the few companies I would use to buy real estate. We went with her to look at water front property and got a wonderful education on the going prices per meter, areas to avoid, and what to look out for. She is trying to operate like a realtor does in the US and doesn't raise the prices of her listings like the other agents do. I've even seen her selling the same property as Century 21 for over 250k LESS!!
=========================

I seems an on-going problem for realtors down there, is that there is no MLS. She mentioned that a seller will tell one company they want XXXX dollars, then later tell another company they will settle for XXX dollars and vice versa. Every once in a while you meet a genuinely nice and decent person. She is just that.

Please tell he the gringo (with girl touble) from Hawaii says aloha and I am not finished with her services. I would appreciate that very much if you would.

========================
Nomo--that's not even fair compairing Hawaii beaches to Panama. There's no comparison. Oahu has the most beautiful beaches in the world.

BTW-I'll post some pictures tonight of Casco Viejo and the skyline.

Sounds great! BTW.. Have they started building the new condos out on the causeway yet? The drawings (and location) look very promising.....but probably a bit too pricey (?).
__________________

__________________
Skating away on the thin ice of a new day.
nomo-aloha is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama
Old 02-18-2006, 06:28 AM   #83
Full time employment: Posting here.
Arif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 761
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama

Quote:
Sounds great! BTW.. Have they started building the new condos out on the causeway yet? The drawings (and location) look very promising.....but probably a bit too pricey (?).
Not yet. I've seen the drawings and that is going to be a very nice property when it is done. I don't know anything about the developers but if it turns out the way the plans look then they will sell those things with no problem.
I've heard that the vacancy rate amoung condos in the city is at 40%! Not sure how true that is but they are also planning on building another 153 buildings within the next 3-5. I don't know a whole lot about condo prices here but it kind of makes me think that eventually bargains will show up when investors can no longer service the debt with no rent coming in. Then you have to worry about everyone paying their assoc. fees on top of their mortgages.
__________________
You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.
Arif is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama
Old 02-18-2006, 09:02 AM   #84
Recycles dryer sheets
pbrane's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 63
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama

Hi:

I appreciate the Panama discussion. I've recently been comparing condo prices/values in Panama City to those in Thailand (or, at least trying to). I'm looking in the under US$100k range, and it seems like you get a lot more square footage in Panama for the same price. The downside is that they're all in Panama City (closest decent beaches at least an hour drive away (is that correct?). whereas in Thailand, you can find 'em right on the beach (but smaller units). Life's alll about trade-offs, eh?
__________________
"He was born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad"* -Scaramouche
pbrane is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama
Old 02-18-2006, 12:43 PM   #85
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,385
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama

Quote:
Originally Posted by pbrane
Hi:

I appreciate the Panama discussion. I've recently been comparing condo prices/values in Panama City to those in Thailand (or, at least trying to).* I'm looking in the under US$100k range, and it seems like you get a lot more square footage in Panama for the same price. The downside is that they're all in Panama City (closest decent beaches at least an hour drive away (is that correct?).* whereas in Thailand, you can find 'em right on the beach (but smaller units). Life's alll about trade-offs, eh?
If what you like is beach, take the Thai beachfront. There is really no comparison. For beach life it would d be better to live in an efficiency at the beach, than a mansion an hour away.

Ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama
Old 02-18-2006, 01:16 PM   #86
Dryer sheet aficionado
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 45
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arif
Not yet. I've seen the drawings and that is going to be a very nice property when it is done. I don't know anything about the developers but if it turns out the way the plans look* then they will sell those things with no problem.
I've heard that the vacancy rate amoung condos in the city is at 40%! Not sure how true that is but they are also planning on building another 153 buildings within the next 3-5. I don't know a whole lot about condo prices here but it kind of makes me think that eventually bargains will show up when investors can no longer service the debt with no rent coming in. Then you have to worry about everyone paying their assoc. fees on top of their mortgages.

Good morning, Arif..

I'm thinking about that causeway project. Am I wrong or are those condos basically all around 500sq. ft? (50 meters?). It seems to me that was a sticking point but I honestly cannot recall.

Another thing that concerned me about that area is that it is so prized. I think if there ever were to be any governmental shenanigans, that area would be involved.

Certainly weekend traffic also a factor.... but my oh my, what a splendid view and location. Stunning.

Another thing that had me conerned about PYC, as you mention, is the number of available rentals. It all seems so very attractive when they are asking $1000 per month for a $100,000 unit....but it don't mean much if you can't fill the unit. To compound my concern is all those new highrises going in that you mention. This is why I stated that I couldn't really get a graspon what exactly was happening down there. Columbian drug money laundering? Why build another zillion units if you are curretly 40% unoccupied? I am also keeping a close eye on things down there. Even if not the best investment in the world, because of the massive inventory...I would still like to get some Paitilla unit to call home...at a much reduced price.

Good luck down there!
__________________
Skating away on the thin ice of a new day.
nomo-aloha is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama
Old 02-18-2006, 03:29 PM   #87
Full time employment: Posting here.
Arif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 761
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama

Quote:
I'm thinking about that causeway project. Am I wrong or are those condos basically all around 500sq. ft? (50 meters?). It seems to me that was a sticking point but I honestly cannot recall.
For everyone that's wondering what we are talking about here's a link to the property:
http://www.compreoalquile.com/web/co...326&cid=936584
Click above the picture on the word "SIGUIENTE" to see additional renderings.

It doesn't mention anything about the size of the condos but at $155k you bet they are going to be small so they cram as many units in that building as they can. That being said, the project looks really nice in the drawings.

Quote:
Another thing that concerned me about that area is that it is so prized. I think if there ever were to be any governmental shenanigans, that area would be involved.
I really don't worry about the gov't seizing land or anything that "radical". That would unravel all the work they've been doing to promote Panama as both a vacation and retirement location.

Quote:
Columbian drug money laundering?
A lot of locals think so.

I'm concentrating my efforts on beachfront property that seems undervalued in places like Punta Chime. It's got terrible roads but it's closer to the city. If the gov't ever decides to fix the roads out there prices would easily double. The current sitting president owns land out there so that might push things along. If not, I'll just own beachfront lots which is not such a bad thing*
__________________
You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.
Arif is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama
Old 02-18-2006, 04:25 PM   #88
Dryer sheet aficionado
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 45
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama

Quote:
Originally Posted by pbrane
Hi:

I appreciate the Panama discussion. I've recently been comparing condo prices/values in Panama City to those in Thailand (or, at least trying to).* I'm looking in the under US$100k range, and it seems like you get a lot more square footage in Panama for the same price. The downside is that they're all in Panama City (closest decent beaches at least an hour drive away (is that correct?).* whereas in Thailand, you can find 'em right on the beach (but smaller units). Life's alll about trade-offs, eh?
Indeed,

Your dilemma has haunted me (as well) since I returned from Panama (PYC). I pretty much thought I had things all figured out prior to that trip.

While Pattaya...(coincidently also referred to as PYC) is a tad seedy and filled with many undesireables...oft times including myself, Jomptien is a pretty nice option.

I like this area because of it's proximity to BKK (2 hours) and the fact that you can drive to BKK. Were you thinking of an area like this or maybe Hua Hin or Cha am? Samui, maybe?

I love the Kingdom. I really do. The place is exotic x 10. But I do not like the heat nor do I like the distance from the US. If american sports is important to you, as it is to me, Thailand also lacks that coverage when compared to Panama. Time zones ar also a factor. I know this sounds trivial, but I am a hardcore Seahawk fan and we are finally poised to make some noise, lol.

Anyway...if the heat, a lack of american television and the extreme distance is no problem for you, I think Thailand is definately a better value. I am not aware of many fantastic deals left in Samui or Phuket (maybe Rawai?) and Pattaya is not for everyone. You want ocean so that leaves out Chiang Mai....which is too bad. I think there is still real good value up that way, the climate is better and it's easier to make your monthly march across the border (if you need your visa stamped).

In all honesty....I would feel safer in Thailand than Panama. I don't know why....but after the many "adventures" I've experienced in life....I just have a gut feeling. My gut has been wrong before, but I have been going to Thailand for about 15 years and have had a total of ZERO problems while there.

However...if buying property (condo) I would feel more comfortable in Panama. PM Thaksin is a major crook
and the royal family seems to be turning a blind eye to this fact. (NEVER say a bad word about his majesty...NEVER. I am looking over my shoulder as I type, lol).

Thailand has not impressed me as a place that wants us there. Lots of smiles in the "land of smiles", but they want our money, then they want us to leave. I can respect that and will continue to look for other destinations.

Hope this helps.
__________________
Skating away on the thin ice of a new day.
nomo-aloha is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama
Old 02-18-2006, 04:42 PM   #89
Dryer sheet aficionado
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 45
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arif
For everyone that's wondering what we are talking about here's a link to the property:
http://www.compreoalquile.com/web/co...326&cid=936584
Click above the picture on the word "SIGUIENTE" to see additional renderings.

It doesn't mention anything about the size of the condos but at $155k you bet they are going to be small so they cram as many units in that building as they can. That being said, the project looks really nice in the drawings.

I really don't worry about the gov't seizing land or anything that "radical". That would unravel all the work they've been doing to promote Panama as both a vacation and retirement location.*
A lot of locals think so.

I'm concentrating my efforts on beachfront property that seems undervalued in places like Punta Chime. It's got terrible roads but it's closer to the city. If the gov't ever decides to fix the roads out there prices would easily double. The current sitting president owns land out there so that might push things along. If not, I'll just own beachfront lots which is not such a bad thing*

Do you currently live in Panama? I am also interested in those lots at Punta Chime....wasn't that area relatively close to PYC? We did not make the trek down that road, but the pics look great. Is power and water available? How much can a guy get a smallish (10,000 sq. ft.) lot for on the water?

Is the property with the views towards (?) that island? I'm sorry but the name escapes me.

I felt Coronado was very nice but a bit too far from PYC for my needs (entertainment, airport). Would you describe the beach of Punta Chime as comparable to Coronado? Just how bad is the drive don that road? I've heard varying stories. 4 wheel only and a half hour of rock-n-roll?

Thanks alot for your advice/opinion. I consider it invaluable. I know this is petty....but with satellite, can you get American sports..ESPN, football and such? I had no time for television during my stay at El Panama (great pool!) but would desire this petty luxury if I were to be there full time.

Thanks once again.
__________________
Skating away on the thin ice of a new day.
nomo-aloha is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama
Old 02-18-2006, 09:40 PM   #90
Full time employment: Posting here.
Arif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 761
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama

Quote:
Do you currently live in Panama? I am also interested in those lots at Punta Chime....wasn't that area relatively close to PYC? We did not make the trek down that road, but the pics look great. Is power and water available? How much can a guy get a smallish (10,000 sq. ft.) lot for on the water?

Is the property with the views towards (?) that island? I'm sorry but the name escapes me.

I felt Coronado was very nice but a bit too far from PYC for my needs (entertainment, airport). Would you describe the beach of Punta Chime as comparable to Coronado? Just how bad is the drive don that road? I've heard varying stories. 4 wheel only and a half hour of rock-n-roll?

Thanks alot for your advice/opinion. I consider it invaluable. I know this is petty....but with satellite, can you get American sports..ESPN, football and such? I had no time for television during my stay at El Panama (great pool!) but would desire this petty luxury if I were to be there full time.
Yeah we moved down here last December and just love it. All utilities are available in Punta Chime which basically a long finger sticking out from the ocean. You can get lots in Punta Chime for about $50/sq mtr. Depending on where you settle along that finger determines how far you are from PC. Looking at my map, if you travel all the way to the tip, that distance is actually farther to PC than Coronado.

We use regular cable although they do have satelite (Direct TV)here. When we moved here my Redskins had just made it to the playoffs (although brief) and I watched all the games at home on cable. BTW- Even though they have direct tv they don't have tivo or a replay service which I really miss.
__________________
You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.
Arif is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama
Old 02-18-2006, 09:53 PM   #91
Recycles dryer sheets
pbrane's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 63
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama

Thanks for the generous comments...

I agree with everything said (even though I don't have 1st-hand info on either place.. I've been doing a lot of reading). Panama seems more inviting to retirees, especially norteamericanos; probably better internet and tv than Thailand; easier to own land (and probably better value anyway); but beaches fairly remote; not as cheap overall(?) Then Thailand has cheap food, oozing culture, "nice" women, massage, acupuncture, good doc's and dentists etc.

I guess I'll just have to try them both (hey hey HEY).

By the way, if you guys are referring to Punta Chame, I just read that it's good for windsurfing, which means it might be too windy for my taste...

Thanks again,
-pb
__________________
"He was born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad"* -Scaramouche
pbrane is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama
Old 02-18-2006, 10:19 PM   #92
Dryer sheet aficionado
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 45
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arif
Yeah we moved down here last December and just love it. All utilities are available in Punta Chime which basically a long finger sticking out from the ocean. You can get lots in Punta Chime for about $50/sq mtr. Depending on where you settle along that finger determines how far you are from PC. Looking at my map, if you travel all the way to the tip, that distance is actually farther to PC than Coronado.

We use regular cable although they do have satelite (Direct TV)here. When we moved here my Redskins had just made it to the playoffs (although brief) and I watched all the games at home on cable. BTW- Even though they have direct tv they don't have tivo or a replay service which I really miss.
============================

So Arif, Are you actually living at the Punta Chime site right now..or are you elsewhere in Panama?

So, a 1000 meter lot is about 10,000 sq. ft (if i'm not mistaken) @$50 per....so, $50,000 will get a beachfront lot?

I imagine the lots vary in price...how nice of a lot, and how close to PYC will $75,000 buy? Do the lots view the islands or ships headed to the canal?

I hate to pester you but, how much do you figure it costs to build @ Punta Chime...considering the road and all. I'm not thinking of 5 star...but something nice and @ about 150 sq. meters in size. Have you had any experience with construction there? One concern I would have would be...How competent and available the labor pool would be with so much building going on in PYC.

Do you need 4WD to get to these sites and does the road get so bad that it may become inaccessable?

Again I apologise for the many questions, but I wasted alot of time looking at condos while there...perhaps I should have been paying more attention to the beach.

Thanks in advance for your comments.
__________________
Skating away on the thin ice of a new day.
nomo-aloha is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama
Old 02-19-2006, 11:05 AM   #93
Full time employment: Posting here.
Arif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 761
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama

Quote:
So Arif, Are you actually living at the Punta Chime site right now..or are you elsewhere in Panama?
No, we live on the outskirts of Panama City.

Quote:
So, a 1000 meter lot is about 10,000 sq. ft (if i'm not mistaken) @$50 per....so, $50,000 will get a beachfront lot?
Yep, although the smallest lot I've seen advertised there was about 2000 meters for $100k. For comparison Gorgona is closer to Coronado with better roads and goes for $100/ sq mtr.

Quote:
I hate to pester you but, how much do you figure it costs to build @ Punta Chime...considering the road and all. I'm not thinking of 5 star...but something nice and @ about 150 sq. meters in size. Have you had any experience with construction there? One concern I would have would be...How competent and available the labor pool would be with so much building going on in PYC.
From what I've heard it costs around $600 per sq mtr to build a decent home. But this price is bare bones and doesn't include amenities or must haves such as appliances, AC, cabinets, etc. Not much experience with the building process since we've only been here since December. We have talked with HSBC about financing and have that pretty much nailed down. Our plan is to find already existing construction that we like and ask whoever built it to also build our home. Hopefully that will take some of the "issues" out of building our home. I've been told a typical home here takes about 8-10 months to build.

Quote:
Do you need 4WD to get to these sites and does the road get so bad that it may become inaccessable?
Everytime we've been out there we've been in a 4x4. During the rainy season that might be an issue. Hopefully they'll pave it and the ride won't be so bad. Still have more research to do so we are just taking our time to find the perfect lot for us.














__________________
You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.
Arif is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama
Old 02-23-2006, 05:58 PM   #94
Dryer sheet wannabe
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 20
Re: Retirement Paradise is Panama

Quote:
Originally Posted by pagar
This is my first post on this site. I found the ER site yesterday.and have spent a good amount of time since, reading the various topics (and there are a lot). I'd like to introduce a place where an enjoyable retirement is still possible, and you may not need a much as many of the posts on the site indicate people think they need
to enjoy life.
* * We live in a small town about twenty minutes from Panama City. Panama.
From our new home (May 04) we can set on the patio, and watch ships in the Bay of Panama, or the lights of our city, or beautiful mountains.* The home cost us $65, 000 in a brand new subdivision. Lesser sized new homes in subdivisions can be purchased for $30,000.* The interest rate, if one needed a loan is 3:5%.
No taxes on new homes for 20 years.


How about school there? My son is now 10 years old. I want him to go to a school with IB ? Is there any international school there? What's the fee like?


* *To get your residence visa as a Pensionado (retiree) You must be able to prove a monthly income of $600 and $150 for each dependent. The most common form of proof* is your US Social Security payment statement. You can have the US Social Security check sent to a Panama bank, but many of us just
keep our US Bank account, and do the US banking stuff over the internet, then
keep a local bank* for our Panama banking needs.* Can Americans live on $750
a month. There are guys who post that they do.* My guess is a minimun of a $1000 or $1200 would be a more realistic figure. The official retirement type sites down here say one will spend about 35% less, than in the states. My own figures show that we can live for less than half what we spent in the states and we live better here.
* *Once one gets their residence visa with the Pensionado status, you simply show your Pensionado card to get 25% off* your electric bill, your basic telephone line, your water bill. Your food portion of any meals, hotels airline tickets and many other items. There is no extra discount in grocery, furniture,
etc stores, but whatever you can find in America is in some store in Panama City.
* *Most of us use hospitals and doctors in Panama City for most medical, the
doctors are outstanding and lots of them have trained in the states. Many also speak English.* Spanish is the official language, but English is understood and spoken by many.* The official money is the US dollar, remember this is a country that has had a lot of Americans living here since the early 1900's.
* In our small town, we have a group of ex-pats that meet every Thursday evening at a local restaurant to enjoy the $3.99 ribs and just chat. Not only will you find Americans there, but also Canadians, and* Australians. Go up to Boquete which has a cooler climate, and you'll find people from many European countries as well. All here for one reason, Panama is a retirement Paradise.
* *Come visit and see if you don't agree.* There are over 20,000 of us already here, so the first thing I would caution is don't pay anybody* for just plain info about Panama. You will, of course, end up paying lawyers to file residence paperwork, real estate tranactions, etc. But there are alot of sites on the Internet that make it sound like you need to pay them for info about things
in Panama. You Don't. I'm not going to post them here now, but there is alot of sites to go to get more info. Just let me know if anyone needs them.
DW wanted me to mention her $10 a day maid. And the fact that ER is not only
possible, but lets you start doing* the things you really want to do, not what your boss tells you to. Our recomendation-retire early-If not today-Soon.





__________________

__________________
There will never be another place like this.....
Chan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tax Policy Promotes "Early" Retirement REWahoo FIRE and Money 19 07-21-2017 03:10 PM
Paritioned portfolios of Target Retirement 20XX for each decade of retirement chinaco FIRE and Money 11 03-15-2007 06:06 PM
Vanguard Retirement Study REWahoo Other topics 4 03-02-2007 10:19 AM
500 search phrases for 2006 dory36 Other topics 2 01-16-2007 08:00 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:10 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.