The Next Best Thing to Being in Ecuador

If anyone needed a retirement rescue—it was Ron and Terresa Moore. “Our 401k turned into a 201k after the economy went sour in 2008,” Ron joked today.

Their story is all too familiar. Back in July 2007, Ron and Terresa made six-figures managing a car dealership, they had real estate and $1.2 million in assets.

But fast-forward to December 2008. They found themselves out of work. Their real estate and stocks were falling fast. And their nest egg had shrunk to $300,000.

“We were bleeding pretty bad,” says Ron, “and it wasn’t going to get any better. We knew we could no longer afford to live in California. And we knew for sure that we didn’t want to look for new jobs.”

Did they pout? Nope. Ron and Terresa took charge.

Terresa downsized on the property front. And Ron investigated their options. The more research he did, the more certain he became that low-cost Ecuador could rescue their retirement…

How Ecuador Can Rescue Your Retirement

So Ron and Terresa traveled south to Ecuador. In a week, they saw as much of the county as they could. And once they learned just how cheap life really is down here, they realized Ecuador was for them.

In the sleepy village of Cotacachi, they bought a 1,100-square-foot, two-bedroom/two-bath condo with a magnificent view of the Andes. The price? Just $52,000.

A few months later, they had sold everything in California and started new lives in Ecuador. Carefree lives where a restaurant meal is just two bucks. And Ron can get beer delivered to his front door seven days a week!

But Ron and Terresa didn’t stop there. They started exploring more of Ecuador. And on a trip to the coast they found a fishing village called Crucita.

In a modern, eight-story building with a balcony overlooking the Pacific, they purchased the beach home they’d always wanted. A place, Ron says, would “cost over a million dollars for the view back in California.”

For this 950-square-foot, two-bedroom/two-bath condo…with a swimming pool and BBQ area right on the beach…they paid just $61,800.

And their annual property taxes for both places combined comes to just $80… a year!

I’m Darius Fisher, and I’m reporting live from Quito, Ecuador from International Living’s Fast-Track Ecuador: Lifestyle and Opportunity Conference.

I’ll show you how you can listen to Ron and Terresa’s full story, see their monthly budget and get their “been there, done that” advice in just a moment…

But I should tell you that Ron and Terresa’s story wasn’t the only story like this we heard today…

From National Salesperson… To Cuenca Expat

We also heard from Edd Staton. After being downsized from his job in Las Vegas, Edd said enough was enough. And he and his wife Cynthia decided it was time to stop putting life on hold and time to start living it.

In 2009, they moved to Cuenca and they haven’t looked back since. They have no regrets, they say…

Their stress has melted away. Their cost of living is “a fraction of what it was.” And they have more free time to do what they want to do.

“We do so much socializing, our kids say, ‘Who are you people, and what have you done with our parents?’” Edd told us today.

Now Cynthia practices tai chi, yoga… and “has a black belt in soduku,” as she put it.

More free time. Less stress. And more cash in the bank—those are the reasons why low-cost Ecuador makes so much sense for thousands of baby-boomers right now.

And while it’s great to dream of a new life overseas… this conference is all about real-life solutions like…

How to Buy Real Estate in Ecuador—Quickly and Easily

Ecuador attorney Dr. Roberto Moreno explained how to legally structure your property purchase in Ecuador (it’s absolutely safe, but the legal system here is different than you’re used to, so these are need-to-know tips).

He also explained why NOW is the time to invest in Ecuador. Other places like Panama, Mexico, and Costa Rica are great places to consider living…but they don’t have this special one-of-a-kind quality.

If you’re considering this beautiful country as a place to live, retire, or invest…this information and guidance could save you thousands of dollars. It could rescue your retirement. And it will definitely help you make your dreams of living in Ecuador a reality.

Real estate guru Margaret Summerfield also gave her #1 tip on buying real estate in Ecuador… plus showed pictures of properties available right now.

If you want a beach condo overlooking the sparking Pacific… a secluded mountain house with your own productive farm… or an apartment in a bustling cultural hotspot like Cuenca…Margaret shared specific deals…

For $79,000, she revealed where to find a 2,100-square-foot getaway just a few blocks from the beach. And another condo—for just $47,500—that has sweeping ocean views on Ecuador’s southern Pacific coast.

One attendee told me, “The info I learned during Margaret’s presentation was alone worth the cost of the conference.”

A word to the wise: Do not buy in Ecuador without these tips, real estate deals and strategies… they could make all the difference between you getting an extraordinary value and having a seamless experience… or overpaying and stumbling into roadblocks.

To get more details plus all their other “expert tips” on how to buy your own piece of paradise in Ecuador with as little hassle as possible—read on here.

High-Quality Health Care… Low, Low Prices

Health care matters for all of us these days. So it was good to learn more about the high-quality care available here in Ecuador.

Sarah Dettman, a nurse and almost 30-year Ecuador resident, knows this country’s health-care system well.

The advice she shared today about navigating that system, is invaluable for anyone looking to make a move to Ecuador. What is the #1 thing you absolutely must do before you leave your home country? Sarah filled us in.

Importantly, we learned how any expat can qualify for Ecuador’s public health-care system. It costs about $50/month and it’s a one-time fee that covers just about everything… doctor’s visits, lab work, prescriptions, hospitalization, even optical and dental.

With what we learned today, I doubt anyone left the room without a step-by-step strategy for obtaining quality, affordable health care here in Ecuador.

Funding Your New Life in Ecuador

Lowering your costs and coming to Ecuador just makes sense today. But how will you fund your new life overseas… if you haven’t saved up? Today we learned some very interesting strategies that had the crowd hooting and hollering.

If you love shopping in artisan markets… discovering cool “one-of-a-kind” charms…trying fresh, local cuisine… you might have a future in the Ecuadorian import/export business, says Alison Talbert.

Alison shared with us her #1 tip for starting your own “suitcase importing” business.

Use this tip and you could have your very own money-making business up and running in no time. Plus she gave specific pricing strategies you can take advantage of—right now.

Your No-Risk Way to Learn What We’ve Learned This Week

And you can have all that… and more…

How to navigate residency issues, where the country’s most temperate climates are found, how to structure a real estate purchase here—and, importantly, what the going prices are now, thanks to market corrections driven by the worldwide recession.

You’ll learn what to look for and what to look out for when appraising Ecuadorian real estate investments…

You’ll learn where to find the best doctors, lawyers and other service providers… If you move here or buy property here, you’ll learn what your tax obligations will be—both in Ecuador and at home…

…And I’m just getting started here…

This seminar is providing countless pointers, tips and contact information for key contacts we trust—all of which you can use right away…

The Next Best Thing to Being Here

And to put it in your hands accessibly and quickly, we’re putting together a complete package of everything that’s happening at this event. We’re making audio recordings of all the presentations.

We’re also making copies of the seminar workbook, PowerPoint and visual presentations.

And you get the complete pack we give to all the attendees when they showed up here in Quito. Everything but the rum-punch cocktails!

We call it our Fast-Track Ecuador Package. And we guarantee it will help you fast track your plans of moving to…or investing in… International Living’s #1 retirement destination in the world—Ecuador.

Reserve the Fast-Track Ecuador Package Today

The full price to attend this exclusive event was $1,095—and worth every penny.

But you can secure yourself a copy of the 2012 Fast-Track Ecuador Package right now for only $199… a mere fraction of what attendees paid to join us here in Quito.

And to sweeten the deal, we’re throwing in a $100 voucher toward the next Fast-Track Ecuador: Lifestyle and Opportunity Conference. Use it to attend next year’s live program (or any future event or seminar you may be interested in).

The discounted price includes:

  • Audio recordings of all our Ecuador experts’ presentations
  • Copies of the seminar workbook and PowerPoint presentations
  • Plus a special bonus report, titled: Modern, Affordable Ecuador: More Than Six Destinations Worth a Look (This report is only available to conference attendees and to you…when you order the 2012 Fast-Track Ecuador Package.) We created this report specifically to deliver actionable information and real examples about life in Ecuador and the best destinations for expats to consider.
  • And a $100 voucher toward any of our future conferences anywhere, any time. There is no expiration date on this voucher!Reserve your Fast-Track Ecuador Package here.

If This Information… These Tips and Secrets… Don’t Work, You Pay Nothing

This is your best chance to fulfill your dreams in Ecuador, whether it’s to:

  • Enjoy a comfortable, secure (and utterly relaxing) retirement
  • Own a second home in the #1 Retirement Haven, on the beach, or in Ecuador’s glorious mountainous countryside
  • Start that business you’ve been dreaming about, or
  • Successfully invest in what is the best-value, most affordable real estate on our beat, in the world’s most attractive retirement haven…

As I mentioned earlier, we guarantee that the information in our 2012 Fast-Track Ecuador Package will help you make your Ecuador dreams come true…whatever they are. If you don’t agree, we’ll return every penny you paid.

You have nothing to lose: You can contact us within 30 days and tell us the information didn’t help you. Or don’t tell us anything. Just ask for your money back.. We’ll refund your $199, no questions, no fuss.

And your $100 voucher, good toward any future event, is still yours to keep.

So if you’re serious about tapping into the opportunities still available in the world’s #1 retirement haven, I urge you to reserve your 2012 Fast-Track Ecuador Package now.

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