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Protecting Purchasing Power in Ecuador

Ecuador’s currency is the US dollar and long term expect the greenback’s purchasing power to fall. The truth is the purchasing power of all currencies is at risk. I bet off and on against the US dollar and other currencies myself.  Our latest advice has been to short the Japanese yen… but such speculation  is […]

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Ecuador Real Estate Fundamental

One Ecuador real estate fundamental is getting a shot in the arm.  That fundamental is the price of US real estate. One major force driving up Ecuador property prices are expat buyers.  For the past four years some US real estate has been less expensive than in Ecuador. This is changing… fast. Real Estate Recovery […]

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Encore Retirement

If you are thinking of retirement in Ecuador, you’ll likely pass though Quito airport at some time. See part tow of Roberto Encore retirements are considered solutions to retirement, but why should retirement need a solution or even be?    If we are not tired in the first place, why re-tire? Let’s ask a deeper question- […]

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Ecuador Encore Careers

Encore careers  are considered solutions to retirement.   I disagree.  They should be the main act! Many readers move to Ecuador.  This is a great place to retire.  Prices are low and many costs drop even in half when you reach 65. Yet make sure you have something to do when you move to Ecuador.  The […]

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Ecuador Exercise That’s Fun

There are many fun, healthy ways to enjoy Ecuador. There are many reasons to be in Ecuador… good health is an important one.  Visitors report feeling better and losing weight when they visit in part because there are many fun ways to exercise… like great places to ride bikes and… horses.  Here is a group […]

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Enjoy this villa and a secret garden on Ecuador’s Coast. The exterior is a tribute to local modern architecture. Most visitors traveling to Ecuador’s coast land in Quito first and spend the night.  See an update on Quito’s new airport after this paid advertisement for a villa in Merri’s and my favorite beach village… San […]

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Remember Your US Taxes in Ecuador

Here are two important messages about memory. First remember that tax time is here.   Second, remember that even if you live permanently in Ecuador you are still required to file US tax. Do not ignore this because you feel beyond the long arm of the IRS.   Ecuador could be next in reporting your assets to […]

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Here is a paid advertisement for a Cotacachi home for sale in the popular San Miguel gated community. A Special Level of Privacy and Serenity within a Gated Community Front Entrance. Ecuador: Cotacachi Home for Sale located in desirable San Miguel Casas y Jardines. Our neighbor to the east is La Mirage, one of the […]

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Ecuador Bank Liquidation

Recent messages at this site warned that Ecuador’s BancoTerritorial was about to be suspended and might be liquidated. Ecuador’s central bank. Photo from news.yahoo.com article The World’s Worst Central Bankers. Roberto Roberto Ribadeneira who heads the Ateam Ecuador in Quito sent this note.   BancoTerritorial is going to be liquidated.  Through Banco del Pacifico from April […]

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Quito & Otavalo Properties for Sale

Here is a paid advertisement for two Ecuador properties for sale in Quito and Otavalo. Hacienda Bougainvillea is an expansive estate in world-famous Otavalo, Ecuador. This 8-bedroom, 7-bath property is an excellent investment as a bed and breakfast, weekend get-a-way for family gatherings and special events, or as a full-time executive home. Located one hour […]

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