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Cost of Food in Ecuador

We can see how problems create opportunity when we look at the rising cost of food. Americans, as a whole,  spend less of their income on food than Ecuadorians, but do not eat as well.  This creates opportunity. Inexpensive food, or not?  Image from the Family Farmer.org (1)  Click on images to enlarge. Here is a […]

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Seven Lesson for Earning in Ecuador

Writing and self  publishing are good ways to earn in Ecuador.   They are also good ways to become rich. Here are seven lessons about how to earn in writing and publishing gained from Felix Dennis, a successful print and online publisher. Image from Felix Dennis Heart of  Forest website (1) (click on image to enlarge) […]

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Collectibles in Ecuador

One way to turn your passions into profit is with collectibles. Ecuador has banned Bitcoin and there is talk of returning to its own currency. (1) Having the US dollar is bad enough.  Having a currency control by the Ecuadorians was even worse.   If your currency is the US dollar, protect yourself from the loss […]

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The Benefit of Positive in Ecuador

In Ecuador you have a chance to start again.  During all times… good and bad, bet on the come.  Be positive… because this is the way of the world. In fact this is the way of the universe… to expand and contract.  The times of contraction are the times of greatest value.  Cycles are part […]

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The Power of Music in Ecuador

See a tip on how to use that power with positive emotional triggers. Ecuador shamans use music to change moods. There is power in music. Image from music quotes at quotehd.com. Poets say it.   Robert Browning wrote:  “Who hears music, feels his solitude. Peopled at once.” Scientists say it.   An NPR article ‘The Power Of […]

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Travel Security Tip in Ecuador

Here are two tips for travel security and convenience. Learn about this handy dandy travel tool and a security wallet to go with it. Ecuador does not have a lot of violent crime.  However you should beware of credit card fraud.  This tip can help avoid one type of credit and debt card fraud called […]

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Simple Hearty Health Tip from Ecuador

Here is a really simple health tip that can help the heart… and much more. We teach about “Sunski – The Ecuador Art of Healthy Living” in all of our courses and one important part is nutrition.   Good nutrition is a key in good health and good health is a foundation of all success. The […]

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Slow Down in Ecuador

Slow has physical benefits.  The well worn phrase, “The faster I go the more behind I get” is based on a simple truth.  We cannot do everything and when we try to do to much, when we hurry, we become less efficient.  Faster and more are not better because attention, concentration, focus are the most […]

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New investing values are emerging.  Low interest rates and overbought developed stock markets are creating new value in emerging markets and junk bonds. Click on images to enlarge. This photo shows that the new 10 year Ecuador bonds with a B rating started with a 7.95% yield. A recent Wall Street Journal article entitled “Ecuador, […]

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Simplicity in Ecuador

One aspect of Ecuador that Merri and I love most is that living in Ecuador can be so much simpler than in North America. Seek simplicity in an increasingly complex world.   Being simple is not being dumb.  Wisdom looks for the shortest formula to solve complex problems.  Simplicity creates value.  Simplicity is nature’s way. […]

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