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by Linda
(Athol, Idaho, USA)

30th May, 2013

I'm considering retiring there, but I have question, if someone wouldn't mind answering:

How does one deal with family back in the US
Is it safe and stable (corrupt govt, drugs, etc)
How long have you lived there and if you moved from another place, why, and why here rather than another spot?
Weather comparable to what US city
Insurance
Transportation
Are there investors there to help me with my small retirement
Will I be able to collect SS if I live there?

Thanks!
Linda

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Nov 17, 2013
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Bets area for Health care
by: Mike

I am from Canada and am looking at 2-3 months stay in Ecuador. Can anyone recommend a particular area that has amenities and reasonable medical facilities?
I am looking to rent a home or apartment during winter months.

Jun 25, 2013
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Moving to Ecuador
by: Anonymous

If you decide to move here, contact the Relocation company in the link at the left of the page. They will provide you with valuable information on hows and whys, whether to ship or buy (we shipped, and saved money doing it). Mr. Paul Wilches and Nathaly Consuegra now own and operate the company.

Jun 06, 2013
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Ecuador
by: Nancy

you can collect your SS while living in EC...my husband does. We live in Cuenca and really love it here. The weather doesn't get super cold nor super hot...the scenery is lovely, a bowl valley surrounded by mountains with a town full of Spanish Colonial architecture. Friendly locals, and an active expat community--lots of opportunities for volunteer work,etc. Lots of museums, art, music, too...very inexpensive. Over 65 (residents and ecuadorians alike) get half price on a lot of things like utilities, bus fares, entrance fees, flights, etc. We feel safe here. We don't own a car (they drive NUTS here)use taxis (not expensive) and a very good bus system too which is only about 50cents. There are good doctors, hospitals etc here, it's not expensive, and you can get insurance to assist with any medical emergencies if you wish, but lots of people don't bother with it, just set aside some $ for medical appointments, etc.
If you have more questions I'd be happy to answer:
just email me at: cheshirecatsmile54@yahoo.com

May 31, 2013
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investors
by: Anonymous

Thank you guys, for helping me out. Re: investors I do have a 401k that I will be using as well; but I want it to continue to grow too.

May 30, 2013
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SOME ANSWERS
by: KATIE

WE TO ARE RETIRING TO CUENCA NEXT YEAR AND I BOUGHT A BOOK ENTITLED LIVING AND RETIRING IN CUENCA... ITS 101 QUESTIONS ANSWERED FOR YOU COVERS EVERYTHING... WRITTEN BY MARK AND CONNIE POMBO... ALSO I TT A GENTLEMEN FROM HIS AD ON THE GRINGO TREE ABOUT VISAS AND RELOCATING. HE CALLED ME AND ANSWERED ALL MY QUESTIONS.... YOU CAN DRAW SOCIAL SECURITY DOWN THERE AND THERE ARE MANY BENEFITS FOR SENIORS.... GIVE IT A READ OR CONTACT HIM AND HE WILL TELL YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO DO...............KATIE

May 30, 2013
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Your last email
by: Anonymous

most of the questions you have asked are easily discoverable by reading through the blue links on the left of this page. I did not understand how investors can help with your small Social Security....not sure what you meant. My wife and I are heading down from Canada to Ecuador to live in two months time. Just sold up and going down with two suitcases each. weather? depends where you are. The coast is hotter than the Andes and more humid. If you want to live in Cuenca or Quito, they are at 9000 ft. The coast is at see level and the land rises quickly from there on in. It depends on what you want. Yes you can draw your SS down there.

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