Books, often with subjects like Retire Like a King, are something we have talked about here on PhilFAQS in the past … I actually have half a dozen or so in my reading list that my readers have graciously recommended and commented upon. I’ve decided I’ll add a book review category/page to the site to document some of my reading, which may be of help to those looking for information about Planning, researching and Waiting to Retire to the Philippines.
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Retire Like a King
So much for administriva. Today I want to talk to you about a book I was asked to review, entitled Retire Like a King written by my friend Bob Martin. In the interest of full disclosure, I am an Affiliate of Bob’s … in other words a salesman for this book … I will never recommend or point you toward anything in which I have an interest unless I disclose this fact first.
But I reviewed this book exactly as if I had no interest in it … if it was bad or a poor value, I wouldn’t be listing it here. There are a number or “things Filipino” I have been asked to promote and I don’t … simply because I can’t say anything good about them … and you know what our mammas all told us about not saying nice things
Live Like a King is written first hand by Bob based on his real-life experiences of moving to the Philippines and setting up his life here. This book is valuable to retirees as well as those who haven’t yet moved into the life of leisure that some of us enjoy yet. Bob is a younger, go-getter businessman, earning a very decent living here while he raises his family but this book is strictly for the aspects of how to get ready for the move, how to actually “do the deed” and how to handle the mechanics and the relationships of living here after you make the move.
One of the most valuable aspects of the book is something which at first glance put me off a bit. Bob has included an extensive section on Filipino family relationships and at first it might seem too much to people who aren’t part of a Filipino family … even by marriage … or who have not lived here.
But after reading everything through I realize just how valuable this information is and how long it took me to learn some of it on my own … often, the hard way.
Bob mentions that the book was actually written some years ago and that he recently updated it. He did a good job. I find that his cost data and other items that people worry about being dated is thoroughly up to date with the figures I find from my own life (nearly two years now, and still very happy).
One can assume that if you are reading this site and have read on into my post this far you are more than a little interested in living in the Philippines. My recommendation: Buy this book. It’s written by an expert, it represents true value, and Bob offers a satisfaction guarantee, so your risk is zero.
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