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Top 7 Expat Philippines Retirement Problems

Top 7 Expat Philippines Retirement Problems

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Are you considering the Philippines as your retirement destination? I’ve lived in the Philippines for over nine years now. I’ve been married to a lovely Filipina for over 18 years. As a result, I’ve gained some insight over the years regarding life in “paradise.” Consequently, I’ve decided to write this post to help inform future retirees: “Top 7 Expat Philippines Retirement Problems.” (more…)
10 Things You Need to Know before Moving to the Philippines

10 Things You Need to Know before Moving to the Philippines

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Are you thinking of retiring to the Philippines? I moved to this group of 7,107 islands with my beautiful Filipina wife over nine years ago. Aside from getting used to men peeing in public in broad daylight, there are other issues to deal with in this Southeast Asian “paradise.” Here’s my list of 10 Things You Need to Know before Moving to the Philippines. (more…)

DISCOVER HOW YOU CAN LIVE THE “GOOD LIFE” SOONER THAN YOU EVER EXPECTED

  START YOUR JOURNEY TO THE GOOD LIFE NOW! NOW OVER 425 PAGES ONLY $49.99 Buy Now Have you dreamed of living the “good life?” A place where you can live a relatively stress-free life, and live comfortably, even on a limited budget or pension? If so, the Philippines is the place for you. Hi, my name is Dave DeWall. They call me, and most foreigners, “The Kano,” short for “Amerikano.” Almost nine years ago I retired at the age of 57 from a small town in Central Illinois to the Philippines with my beautiful Filipina wife of over 18 years. My lovely wive and "The Kano," Dave DeWall We now live on three acres with a 4,000 sq. ft. new home, a swimming pool, and live-in-maid. None of that would have been possible for us back in Illinois. Although I received a modest r

THE NEW 2017 PHILIPPINES EXPAT ADVISOR

Who Wants to Move to the Philippines Faster & Cheaper? LATEST OCTOBER 2017 UPDATE NOW AVAILABLE ESCAPE THE RAT RACE FOREVER! Want to retire to the Philippines sooner than you ever dreamed? "The Philippines Expat Advisor" shows you how. Limited funds? No problem. "The Advisor" gives you insider secrets on the cheapest places to live in the Philippines and tons of money-saving tips you won't find online. Dating problems in your home country? "The Philippines Expat Advisor" will help you find the woman of your dreams in the Philippines. Worried about scammers? We'll give you solid, no B.S. advice from an American living in the Philippines for over eight years and married to a loving, loyal Filipina for over 17 years. Fed up with the "rat race?" Tired of all the stress?...
Top 5 Reasons for Moving to the Philippines

Top 5 Reasons for Moving to the Philippines

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I’ve resided in the Philippines for over eight years now. Thankfully, by the grace of God I met a beautiful Filipina through a pen pal service in June of 1999. We married in January 2000 upon my first trip to the Philippines. While I occasionally might complain about the power outages, brownouts, on our island province of Guimaras, I wouldn’t trade living in “paradise” for anything. Let me present to you my “Top 5 Reasons for Moving to the Philippines.” (more…)
Latest Progress Report On Our New Home in the Philippines

Latest Progress Report On Our New Home in the Philippines

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Here's the latest progress report on our new home in the Philippines on the mango island province of Guimaras in Western Visayas were we reside. Construction is going into Week Five and the following pictures were taken only a few days after the latest post regarding this enterprise. Our new house will be the dwelling for five people and covers over 3,000 square feet. It will have four bedrooms and four corresponding CR's, Comfort Rooms, one for each bedroom which will include a guest bedroom. (more…)
Passenger Trucks in the Philippines: We Narrow Our Search

Passenger Trucks in the Philippines: We Narrow Our Search

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Certain passenger trucks in the Philippines, such as Dodge Rams, can be difficult to find. But we narrow our search for a new vehicle and after visiting the local Chevrolet, Toyota and Foton dealerships in Iloilo City, we've gotten the best deal from Isuzu. We've ruled out the Nissan Navara (ugly),  Mitsubishi Strada (short truck bed), Mazda BT-50 (price) and Tata Xenon (no automatic transmission and untested new truck from India), Ford Ranger (I'm a Chevy man from way back but the Chevy Colorado only comes in a 4x4 automatic model and is 400,000 pesos more expensive than the 4x2 AT Isuzu we looked at.) Photo source: Isuzu Philippines (more…)
What’s Your Plan for Moving to the Philippines?

What’s Your Plan for Moving to the Philippines?

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Chances are if you're reading this article, there's a strong possibility you're considering retiring to the Philippines. What's your plan for moving to the Philippines? I hope you have one. Moving to this archipelago of 7,107 islands without a detailed strategy once your boots hit the ground is about as smart as tugging on Superman's cape. If you believe you can find a job in the Philippines, even though you might have a skill such as a carpenter or a plumber, I want whatever you're smoking. Moving here with unrealistic expectations and no guaranteed source of monthly income is a gargantuan mistake. Frankly,  you can save yourself a lot of grief and stay put. (more…)
Why I Feel Our Move to the Philippines Was Right

Why I Feel Our Move to the Philippines Was Right

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As regular readers of Philippine know, I recently visited the United States after a five year absence, to visit my Dad in Las Vegas. Sin City is about the worst place in America to get a realistic balanced view of the US, especially for a guy like myself that spent most of his life in the Midwest, Central Illinois, but after the recent trip to America, this post will attempt to explain why I feel our move to the Philippines was the right decision. (more…)