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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
Crusty Old Expat’s Antisocial Ways

Crusty Old Expat’s Antisocial Ways

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Anyone that knows me wouldn’t be surprised by the title of this post: “Crusty Old Expat’s Antisocial Ways.” It doesn’t bother me that I’m probably the only person in the Philippines that isn’t on Facebook. We rarely have friends over. Pool parties are limited to close relatives now. And I haven’t been shopping in nearby Iloilo City for weeks. (more…)

American Expat in the Philippines: Companion Guide to The Ph Expat Advisor

    This companion guide to my first book about the Philippines, “The Philippines Expat Advisor,” is an eclectic mix of stories, tips and general advice for expats and future expats that I've written over the past eight years as it relates to the Philippines. It covers a wide range of diverse topics from “Sexpats, White Babies, and Rock Stars” to “How to Start a Business in the Philippines.” “American Expat in the Philippines” is a joy to read. It contains wonderful stories about life in the Philippines from a foreigner’s viewpoint and it is quite interesting. It has a fresh perspective that only someone not around here can give. It is fresh, witty, entertaining, and smart. It has a lot of funny stories and anecdotes. If you want to visit the Philippines, I su
Simple Man. Simple Life.

Simple Man. Simple Life.

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American expat in the Philippines. A Simple Man. A Simple Life. No one has threatened to kill me recently. I’ve only had to yell at one jeepney operator blocking our main street in downtown San Miguel, Guimaras, the other day. No trips to nearby Iloilo City in about a month. I wish I could report more exciting events but I can’t. (more…)
10 Questions You Should Ask before You Move to the Philippines

10 Questions You Should Ask before You Move to the Philippines

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What are the 10 questions you should ask before you move to the Philippines? After residing in the Philippines for over eight years now, I’ve encountered several expats that sometimes find themselves in dire straits. Whether it be financial, relationship or health issues, take stock of the following questions and determine your own personal readiness for a move to the Philippines. (more…)