You Don’t Have to Live in a Condo to Have an SRRV


You know how people are always saying the Philippine SRRV “costs too much”. especially in the case of the SRRV, those folks may know the “Price of everything”, but the “Value of nothing”. I received an important comment/correction from my colleague, the “Subic Sage” regarding this article, so I need to make sure the correction/clarification […]

Retire in the Philippines for Good Reason?

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Retire in the Philippines — Can You? So you want to Retire in the Philippines?  Your homework assignment for today is to go and read this excellent article.  Go ahead, I’ll wait, but do come back, because I have some very specific Retire in the Philippines comments and clarification that you might find interesting. Finding […]

Philippine Retirement — What the "Big Guys" Think

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Philippine Retirement — A Good Thing? Since I am an American retiree in the Philippines, it’s not very surprising that I write a lot about Philippine Retirement. I have a number of online friends who are retired in the Philippines as well (and one who is a younger than retirement-age  entrepreneur who will probably never […]

More Bumps in the Night — and Unpaid Federal Workers

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As many of you have already there was another large earthquake/after shock in the sea off Miyagi prefecture, Japan last night, Philippine/Japanese time.  This one was much smaller and no significant injuries/damage has been reported. So the work these guys are doing will, I believe, go on unhindered. Sendai airport was not fully open until […]

Retirement Visa (SRRV) Philippines


Today I’ll talk a little about the Philippine Retirement Visa (SRRV) and who may find it useful. As usual, this blog would write itself if I only let it.  Here’s part of a comment exchange between a Canadian reader, Gloria and I regarding living in the Philippines and what visa to use for a foreigner. […]

Waiting to Retire to the Philippines?


Yesterday was my friend Bob’s birthday and as I was sending him a Happy Birthday email I realized he is part of a growing list of people I know who didn’t wait and spend the best years of their lives ‘waiting until the time is right’ before they retire to the Philippines and started living […]