THe Expat Files Show # 654 – APril 28, 2017



#1- DISCUIDADO: That’s the Spanish word for messy, unkempt, disordered… or what some scientific types might call the 2nd law of thermodynamics on steroids (entropy squared). Its a state we first-world people do come to expect when we observe the general condition of most Latin houses, cars, garages, living rooms and basically any possession- given due time. Expat Eddie calls it the natural Latin state of accelerated deterioration. So be on alert.
#2-Owning dog,s cats and pets. There’s pet ownership Gringo style, and  pet ownership Latin style. There’s a big difference. Today we have some Latin pet ownership and management tips you’ll want to hear
#3-Your “Gringo Advantage “ in action. Today we have a “boots on the ground” story of how a Gringa sold her somewhat overpriced used car to the very first couple who came to see it. Learn how she spent $30 to make an extra $800  
#4-Insects, bugs, annoying critters and the use and abuse of repellent. Yes here in Latin America there are 3 times as many flying and crawling things but should you be worried?
#5- 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  Click on the seminar link for full signup info and
#6- 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 
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