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Retire in Ecuador Income

One way to earn income when you retire in Ecuador is in healthcare. Recent messages have looked at healthcare for those who retire in Ecuador. See Retire in Ecuador for healthcare Plus messages have looked at health care in nursing homes.  See Retire in Ecuador & Nursing Homes Ecuador has excellent fundamentals for nursing and […]

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Retire in Ecuador & Nursing Homes

One benefit for those who retire in Ecuador is the care in nursing homes. Many people have found that they can no longer afford to keep their parents in retirement homes.  We see a growing number of people wh retire in Ecuador and bring their parents to live in nursing homes. The retired people of […]

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Ecuador Retirement & Health Care

Ecuador retirement offers some health care benefits. For example the Cotacachi Ecuador ambulance services are free. Retirees at Cotacachi Ecuador hospitals find the services free to all who show up including non-Ecuadorians. The Ecuador ambulance service is also free including transfer to other hospitals or clinics, even as far away as Quito (75 miles). This […]

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Retire in Ecuador Idea

Here is an idea to retire in Ecuador. Retire in Ecuador and buy a farm.   No. Don’t buy THE farm, buy A farm. Farming in Ecuador makes sense in several ways… it is easy… it is profitable…  it can be healthy and the cost of entry is low. Our last real estate tour looked at […]

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Ecuador Index

Ecuador’s index of happiness is pretty good according to NEF. See more about the NEF international business and investing index here. NEF is an independent think-and-do tank that tries to analyze real economic well-being.  NEF’s aim is to improve the world’s quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environmental […]

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US Social Security can now make direct deposits in Ecuador. An Ecuador Living subscriber recently asked about this and I suggested he read “Your Social Security payments while you are outside the US”  which lists 45 countries where the Social Security Administration makes direct deposit. Ecuador is not listed and I assumed this meant that […]

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Ecuador Corruption Update

Here are more comments from another Ecuador Living subscriber on Ecuador corruption. See our most recent comments on Ecuador corruption here. Hi Gary,  while I always appreciate your wisdom, and eternal optimism I think sometimes you need to be more realistic in the information you bring to your readers.  I am sorry but I take […]

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Here are stories that Ecuador Living subscribers have shared about Ecuador dentists and doctors. Ecuador Dentist & Doctor Report #1: We enjoyed Ecuador’s hospital service, when Merri, fell and dislocated her arm.  Here is what I wrote at the time. “Everything about this experience was wonderful (as much as a trip to the emergency room […]

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Ecuador Dental Savings

A recent message entitled Ecuador Dentist Update June 2009 reviewed Ecuador dental savings and a rave for the Ecuador dentist, Dr. Bayardo Bolano, a US trained dentist living in Ibarra, Ecuador. One reader asked if this dentist uses the Cerec crown dental technology. We checked on this and our staff in Ecuador replied: I called Dr. […]

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