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Profits come from good value investing and good value investing requires good math AND good character. Americans are closing in on the April 15 deadline for filing taxes.  If you are an American resident in Ecuador for a calendar year return, there is an automatic 2-month deadline extension to June 15.  When you live in […]

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Learn how to create your own website in 90 minutes for $79. One of the most frequent questions from  readers is the impact of the US dollar as Ecuador’s currency.  This is a good question for those on pensions. If the dollar’s purchasing power falls it may leave them short. However a bigger risk, one […]

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The Genius of Music in Small Towns

Cotacachi is a small town famous for its music as this billboard at the village’s entrance proclaims. In a moment I’ll share a store of musical genius in Cotacachi.  First, here is a story of another musical genius event in a small town. Tzimon Barto is a genius.  To gain success, be around success.  Humans […]

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Ecuador Benefits From Trading Down

A big trend in the US economy is trading down.   This has led to steadily growing real estate prices in Ecuador as many Americans leave  the US. In America, since 1979 most income groups have barely grown richer, except the top 1 percent.  This top group has seen their income expand by four times. Since […]

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Ecuador Purification Source

Purification and chemical protection are essential parts of natural health. One practice that permeates every healing ritual we have enjoyed, studied or heard is purification. We have visited and studied from many:  Andeans, Amazonians, Tibetans, Indians, Mayans, Sufis and found that all have one form of internal cleansing or another. Purification ceremony near sacred grotto near […]

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Now is the Time to Buy in Ecuador

Rising US real estate prices will increase pressure on Ecuador prices. A New York Times article “Surging Home Prices Are a Double Edge Sword”  tells how home prices rose 11% nationwide over the past two years and are now only around 14% below their 2007 peak.  This fact and rising mortgage rates have created housing […]

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Ecuador: Distortion & Trend

When Merri and I first arrived in Ecuador from Naples in the 1990s, we visited the Ecuador coast.  Property that would cost millions in Naples were only a few thousands in Ecuador.  “What a distortion!” I thought and started buying Ecuador real estate. When we first started buying Ecuador real estate houses like this in […]

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Sail With AIL in Ecuador

AIL stands of Awareness, Intuition and Logic.  We all need to sail with the wind behnd our back and AIL can be that positive boost. AIL can mean everything.  Sometimes AIL means nothing, but by using it (we all have it),  stress is eliminated and we can take advantage of our greater innate wisdom. One way […]

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Ecuador Shapeshifter

Here is some important information about relaxed concentration and how it can help us adapt and change. Our home given to us by the Andean shamans. Many visitors to Ecuador hear about the Shamanic Shapeshifters and misconstrue what this means.  During the years we lived and worked with Ecuador shamans, we learn what shapeshifting means.  […]

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Ecuador Food Protection

Food purification is an important element in getting and keeping natural health. In the Western world we face two purity challenges in our food supply; pesticides and genetic alteration. Our Florida greenhouse. Food I enjoy with almost every meal. I enjoy working in our gardens and greenhouse  away from the computer, with reliable laws of […]

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