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How We Decided to Move To Panama

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This is a post that I published a while back but thought it was worth re-blogging. I notice that the most frequently asked question from those who don’t know us is “How did you choose Panama?” So for those of you who may have missed my answer to that very good question…..

As I’ve been discussing our plans to expatriate with clients, friends and family, there are naturally many questions that everyone has . How did you decide on Panama? How do you fly there? Is it safe? Do they have Internet ? Where is Panama in relation to other countries in Central and South America? Do you have to give up your U.S. citizenship ? Can you collect Social Security down the road? Do you still pay U.S. taxes? What is banking like there? What currency do they use? What s health care like there? Will you ship a vehicle out there?

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Decisions! Decisions!

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Now that we’re back to reality it’s time to buckle down and get serious about this part of our adventure. So far, for us, the first step of expatriating has been making lists individually and collectively about what’s important to us . Then we spent tons of time researching online. The next step was actually exploring the locations that were strong
possibilities for us.

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