The Expat Files Show #647 – April 2, 2017

 
#1- 10 things you really should know about Latin gypsy’s, tramps, thieves, vagabonds, bums, beggars and street performers.
 
#2-A quick guide to hiring and firing maids, gardeners and other domestic help. Up in the states, most gringos and Expats can never afford a maid or gardener. That can present stressful boss/employee relations problems if not handled correctly right from the start. Problem #1: Many Gringos/Gringas feel quite guilty about paying so little (considered slave wages in the states). They often compensate by being very lenient and letting maids set the rules in the house,  often forgetting who’s the boss and who’s the employee.
 
#3-The strict Latin class system is partly based on skin color. In today’s “boots on the ground” story a typical indigenous maid tells us her views on various Latin skin colors (yes, they have the full spectrum of skin colors in Latin America).
 
#4- Everyone wants to know if there is a shortcut or best way to learn Spanish. Unfortunately, Spanish learning methods are like diet books. There’s a million of them and most just look nice sitting on the coffee table. The good news is that Expat Insider Seminar alumnus Jack Brett is writing a second addition to his 2012 book “Fast Spanish”.  And when it comes out, he’s making it available free to Expat Files listeners.  
 
#5 –Johnny’s, Expat Files Show #635 (02-19-2017) gets the boot from YouTube. They say it violates their mainstream guidelines? Have a listen in the archives and see why you think they killed it..     
 
#6- MY NEXT EXPAT “INSIDER” SEMINAR will be Saturday July 8th thru Thursday July 13th 2017 in and around Guatemala, Central America. Check out the earlybird discounts by going to www.thenewexpat.com  Click on the seminar link for full signup info and
 
#7- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your own plan before getting boots on the ground in Latin America. See the three video intros to the “Expat Essentials” course at www.ExpatPlanB.com 
 
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