[Before Paradise] Preparing To Retire to Philippines

Although I (we) still sit here in Mississippi, a lot has been accomplished since making our decision to Retire early and move to the Philippines. Over the course of the summer past, I have put all my recently acquired (with age) aches and pains aside and achieved some major milestones (mind over matter) in preparing […]

Working to Live – It’s Insane

As I wind down my second career of real estate, I recently scoured my real estate blogging platform and re-visited many of the hundreds of blogs I’ve written over the years. Sometimes it’s fun (sometime it’s scary) to go way back and re-analyse your thoughts from then, and in doing so, learn something about yourself […]

Holiday Greetings to All!

  From all of here at “Retired in Samar” (me), here’s wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Maybe with a little luck going forward, next year’s picture will be from the beach in Samar! B|

[Before Paradise] Are We There Yet?

Since affirming our decision to move to the Philippines, it feels as if the earth is experiencing some form of rotational drag and is moving slower than a dead gunslinger. Some days it feels like if things were to move much slower, we would be going backwards.  On the other hand, time is just flying […]

Philippine Real Estate Hunters Beware!

This article was written before I departed to live in the Philippines, but the information has been reviewed for accuracy and is relevant today. My current occupation: Real Estate Broker. REALTOR® member of the National Association  of REALTORS® (NAR). What I can do: Engage in or carry on, directly or indirectly, or to advertise or […]

Sin Tax Passes!

At the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, President Benigno S. Aquino III signed into law the Republic Act 10351, Sin Tax Reform Bill 2012. The bill is expected to raise about 34 billion pesos (about $830 million) annually from higher tax receipts on tobacco and alcohol to pay for and […]

Philippines Real Estate – Is it Too Late?

It was in October, 2006, and I was on my way to our annual real estate franchise convention in Las Vegas via a planned itinerary stop in Denver for a short layover and plane swap. While browsing around in the airport bookstore, I came across a paperback book titled “Sell Now!: The End of the […]

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Whoa!…Vaccinations?

I came upon a article today which led me to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and got me to thinking. I remember when I was in the Navy, and upon acceptance of my orders to Guam years ago, I was required to get my military shot card up to date (for […]