The Expat Files Show # 690 – September 8, 2017
#1- The real truth about “Gringo- vs- Latin” prices. Today’s first “boots on the ground” story shows you how to spot price gouging and work around that phenomena.
#2- Johnny takes a trip to the hardware / building supply store. Today’s second “boots on the ground” story is for do-it-yourself types who like tinkering.
#3- Some recent examples of the “true’ cost of living in Latin America, both on and off the gringo tourist trail
#4- FACT: All buildings, houses and apartments in Latin America will leak in the rainy season – so be prepared. You can either accept that fact as an act of nature (as all Latins do) or attack the problem like a determined first-world gringo. Note that it might involve seemingly endless trips to the hardware store.
#5- TEN hot tips when dealing with the bad habits of Latin building contractors, repair men and car mechanics. Pay attention because these will surely save you undue headaches, stress and grief.
#6- Sign up for Johnny Mueller’s Latin American “Expat Insider” Seminar. The next one will take place on Sat, January 6th through Thurs, January 11th, 2018. Get on the earlybird list and info signup details by emailing Johnny at: firstname.lastname@example.org
# 7- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your plan before getting boots on the ground in Latin America. See the three video intros to the course now at
#8- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel. See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look.
#9- Set up a one-on-one personal Phone/SKYPE consult with Johnny by first downloading the “Plan B” consult/questionnaire at www.TheNewExpat.com