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Category Archives: Moving to Mexico

Can I Collect My Social Security in Mexico? Find Out Here.

Can I Collect My Social Security in Mexico

Can I Collect My Social Security in Mexico? The simple answer is – Yes. My husband, father, mother, and grandmother all receive their social security benefits in Mexico. My husband and father receive social security disability insurance and my mother and grandmother receive social security insurance. All of their benefits are automatically deposited to a […]

Homeschooling in Mexico as American Expats with Four Kids

Homeschooling in Mexico as American Expats with Four Kids

DISCLOSURE: This post contains affiliate links. That means I receive a small payment if you enroll in some of the homeschooling in Mexico programs listed below using my link. Don’t worry. I won’t advertise products I don’t really like! And I truly appreciate your support for Los Gringos Locos :-) UPDATED 6/16/19 – In this […]

Our Renting Nightmare in Mexico – And Photos of Our Fourth Home

Our Renting Nightmare in Mexico - And Photos of Our Fourth Home

We were living in our Uruapan home for a couple of months when our renting nightmare took place. Property police arrived at our door and asked our Mexican friend to come downtown with them. Little did we know that this was going to lead to moving, for our fourth time in two years. This happened […]

Our First Home in Mexico – Living in Morelia, Michoacan

Our First Home in Mexico - Living in Morelia, Michoacan

UPDATE 7/10/18 – When we first moved to Mexico in 2013 the peso was about 12.50 to 1 USD. It has changed considerably since then! Today it is 19.12 pesos to 1 USD. That would put our rent for this home in Mexico at $444.68, (8500 pesos). Below you will see photos of our home […]

Life in Mexico and The Cost-of-Living – Two Weeks in a New Country

Life in Mexico and The Cost-of-Living - Two Weeks in a New Country

UPDATED 9/15/2018 with the current exchange rate of 1 USD to 18.95 pesos – Well, maybe not quite two weeks but close enough ;-) So far life in Mexico is good and the cost-of-living is great! Keep reading below :-) Please help me continue my writing and photography by sharing this post. Gracias! Monday is […]

We are Officially Living in Mexico – Our First Week in a New Country

We are Officially Living in Mexico - Our First Week in a New Country

We finally got our Internet up and running on Thursday. Everything here runs a little slower. Brad says I will learn patience. We had no hot water for the first week because the water heater had a clogged pilot light. The cold showers were very refreshing, to say the least. Poor Sawyer screamed when I […]