THE EXPAT FILES SHOW #510, 11-08-2015 (SUN)

   THE EXPAT FILES SHOW #510,       11-08-2015 (SUN):

Technical Difficulties

Due to “technical difficulties” we are going back to the old times for the posting.  Youtube will be up by the end of the day, but for all you followers, Johnny wants to get the show out even if Youtube is not ready.  This one he addresses what to look for an an attorney especially since they really are your right hand person down here.


Click below to do it the old fashion way.

Household Help

-Today we discuss the peculiarities of Latin household help: specifically certain quirks of the maids, gardeners and maintenance men. You’ll probably hire one or more so it’s about time you find out certain things that gringos and expats should always be aware of… well before you start interviewing.           

 Petty Thievery

-Petty thievery and how it affects us Gringos and Expats           

 Building Tips

-More great tips on building your own home in Latin America

 Latin Lawyers – What to Look For  (19:10)

-Discussing Latin lawyers: the good, the bad and the ugly.

Should you worry if your lawyer has signature authority over your S.A. corporations and/or bank accounts?   

 Joint Site, for now

-Visit me Johnny (and Expat super-blogger John Galt) at our new joint website . It’s where you’ll get real “boots on the ground” info, experienced expat blogs and reports. It’s a work in progress so please be patient. We’re continually improving and expanding the format.

John Galt here.  As an ex business consultant and financial planner my goal for Johnny is to help him get control of his OWN personally owned site, where no one else can just shut things down on a whim or actually for a bigger “opportunity”.  He will then have more control over his relationship with you, the listeners.  ExpatWisdom did a great job for him for several years, but it is understandable when the owner had other bigger opportunities and decided to move on.  The rub was, that site belonged to the EW owner and not Johnny, so it caused a little challenge for Johnny in providing for all of you.  We are rectifying it, a little slower than we wanted, but rectifying.


Another Clever Dimension

-Be sure to check out my “Expat Files” YouTube channel –and be a subscriber



Latin Lawyer

At we have a new feature: a blog written by a very trusted Latin lawyer friend and colleague (with great credentials). He will be blogging regularly from Central America touching on everything you want to know about Latin Legal issues such as residency, passports, contracts, S.A. corporations, banking, Trusts, courts, lawsuits, and much more. He’ll stress all manner of Latin Legal issues as they pertain to Expats. Better yet, you’ll be able to contact our Lawyer and email him your own legal questions too…  

 Boots on the Ground SEMINAR

 -Johnny’s Jan 2016, LATIN AMERICAN “Boots on the ground”  SEMINAR: the next Latin American “Insider” Seminar will begin Sat, Jan 9 thru Thurs, Jan 14th. Just go to and click on the Latin Seminar link, or paste this link below into your browser:


 CONSULT WITH JOHNNY- SCHEDULE A CELL OR SKYPE CALL: Would you like a 1 on 1 personal Skype or phone consult with me? Set up a time when we can talk and sort out your own specific Latin American plans. Just put the word “CONSULT” in the subject line and send a short list of your questions and talking points to:

Nos Vemos John Galt

Galtenango, Latin America


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