Uruguay: A Tiny Country with Big Potential for Expats

If the world ends in 2012, that means Uruguay has 30 years left,” joked David Hammond before a packed house here in Las Vegas.

David has a story to tell about his new home, Uruguay. And tell it he did, today at the International Living Fast-Track Your Retirement Overseas Conference.

You see, Uruguay is a tiny country… with big potential for aspiring expats. It has a growing middle class. An inclusive and optimistic culture. An expanding economy. “It kind of feels like the United States in the 1950s,” says David.

In my opinion, David’s presentation was the most powerful of all those given by our extensive cast of experts. He showed us how to escape the rat race… and transform your life into the relaxing dream you think about during lost days at work.

David’s expertise? He’s an expert expat. But more than that, he seems to have found the key to getting this expat life “just right,” as Goldilocks would say. He was able to retire early to a place that’s off the “mainstream” overseas retirement radar. And he was here to tell us how he created his permanent vacation lifestyle.

I’m Darius Fisher, writing to you from the conference here in Las Vegas. I thought I knew just about everything about all the countries on the International Living beat. But after hearing David’s presentation, I’m ready to pack up and see what this little South American nation has to offer.

How to Retire in the First World… at Third World Prices

David said some things that caused me and everyone else in the audience to think about what we’re doing with our lives and where we go from here. And how exactly to get there—wherever “there” is for you.

In David’s case, “there” is Uruguay—a country where the best private healthcare costs $200 per month, including travel insurance. And if you can’t afford that, the country also has a public healthcare option that’s free for everyone.

If I were to insert a commercial break here, this is where I would tell you that International Living is putting together a complete package of nearly everything that’s happening at this event—we’re recording all 30 presentations and 18 workshops and making copies of the handouts, PowerPoint and visual presentations. We call it our Fast-Track Your Retirement Overseas Package.

I’d also tell you that getting your hands on David Hammond’s presentation alone is worth the price of the entire kit and caboodle—the points he makes about moving overseas are common sense, but they’re also the little details we often forget or choose to ignore.

If you have even the slightest interest in this idea of living an expat life…even if Uruguay isn’t on your radar yet… I encourage you to get your hands on David’s presentation. Check out his PowerPoint presentation. Listen to him talk about his experiences. Look at his photos.

But that’s really just the tip of the iceberg… we really learned so much important information about making the move overseas.

One thing, though, that seems to be on everyone’s mind today is money.

Maybe it’s because we’re surrounded by money-gulping slot machines here in Las Vegas. Or because we’re at a gorgeous upscale hotel, where everything is resort expensive.

Every speaker, including Keith Hockton from Malaysia, Paulo Peixoto from Brazil, and Steenie Harvey from Europe talked about the low cost of living in those countries.

Like our experts from Ecuador, Mexico, and Costa Rica did yesterday, they supported their words with facts…and gave us the nuts and bolts about how and why we should consider these locales.

The Best Values in International Real Estate

We also heard again today from Ronan McMahon on the best “crisis investing” plays in Europe. Turns out that countryside cottages and lavish manors are on sale in Ireland. I was surprised to learn that quaint, thatched-roof houses in the Irish hills start at around $10,000!

And dirt-cheap beach apartments are selling for a tenth of what they were 5 years ago in Southern Spain

Ronan gave us real examples of apartments in Granada, just a stone’s throw from the majestic Alhambra, starting at a little over $100,000.

Just the Facts… None of the Fluff

Want to avoid the most common mistakes foreign property buyers make? Turalu Murdock shared her hard-won tips and advice. All of them. Do not miss these if you might consider buying property overseas.

She covered the facts… and none of the fluff. How do you get title insurance? An attorney? A real estate appraiser? Turalu gave us the straight answers.

Plus, she drilled down into some popular expat destinations in Nicaragua (that’s where she lives, after all), getting the first-hand low-down from experts and expats alike. But what’s it like to live in these places? What’s the real cost of living? What kind of infrastructure and amenities are there? What’s the weather like? What’s the expat community like…and what do they do for fun and fulfillment?

How to Get Cheap, High-Quality Healthcare

Expat Glynna Prentice showed us the ins-and-outs of the health care systems overseas. In one of our favorite expat destinations, healthcare 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. She shared all the details.

Health care is an important consideration for all of us, these days. So it was good to learn more about the quality care available overseas. The advice Glynna shared today, about navigating that system, is invaluable for anyone looking to make a move overseas.

What is the #1 thing you absolutely must do before you leave your home country? Glynna filled us in.

I wish you could have been here. Maybe it’s because we’re in Vegas, where anything goes, but despite the doom and gloom of the global economy, there is optimism in the air.

This is a conference jam-packed with information, make no mistake. We’re full speed on the go, in more ways than one. In fact, everyone here hopes to be going somewhere new and exciting very soon. Panama, Ecuador, Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil, France, Italy, Belize, Costa Rica—so many options! We’ve learned about all these and many more.

The information being shared here will change more than a few lives. And it can change yours, too.

You have a chance to learn what we’ve learned…

To help you fast-track your plans of moving to or investing in your own corner of paradise…wherever that might be…we’re putting together a complete package of nearly everything that’s happening at this event (minus the cocktail parties and coffee breaks, of course).

We’re making audio recordings of all 30 presentations and 18 workshops—48 sessions in all!

We’re also making copies of the handouts, PowerPoint and visual presentations. And you get the complete dossier we give to each attendee when they showed up here at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.

We call it our Fast-Track Your Retirement Overseas Package. It’s your own personal power pack …your viewing window to every aspect of the 2012 Fast-Track Your Retirement Overseas: Lifestyle & Opportunity Conference. And we guarantee it will help you fast-track your plans of moving to…or investing overseas. (More about that guarantee in a minute.)

When you order the Fast-Track Your Retirement Overseas Package you can catch up with those of us in the audience here in Las Vegas.

In fact, you’ll have a distinct advantage over those of us attending the conference: You can listen to all of the presentations whenever you want, from the comfort of your home or office…and with as many breaks as you need. (You may miss out on the cocktail parties and coffee breaks in Vegas, but you can have your own at home, while you listen to these valuable recordings at your leisure!)

Watch the PowerPoint presentations, read through the handouts, listen to the audio recordings, copy them to your iPod and listen to them any time, any place. Skip around to the presentations that interest you most, take notes… More importantly, you can listen to them as many times as you like, so you don’t miss a thing.

RESERVE YOUR Fast-Track Your Retirement Overseas Package FOR THE LOWEST PRICE POSSIBLE…

I know it isn’t always possible to attend our events. After all, your personal and business obligations come first. That’s why we’re making the information from this seminar available to you even if you couldn’t join us in Las Vegas.

The full price to attend this sold-out event was $895—but you can secure yourself a copy of the Fast-Track Your Retirement Overseas Package for only $149… a mere fraction of what attendees paid to join us here in Las Vegas.

Being here in person is more than worth that amount, of course. But we understand that not everyone can be here. Still, if you’re interested in any aspect of retiring, relocating, or confidently investing overseas we want you to have a chance to hear what conference attendees are hearing this week.

To sweeten the deal, we’re throwing in a $100 voucher toward any International Living conference or seminar. Use it to attend next year’s Fast-Track Your Retirement Overseas Conference (or any future event or seminar you may be interested in). You see, we do want you to attend one of our events in person some time soon.

But, this is a limited time offer only.

Once the Fast-Track Your Retirement Overseas Package is available for download, we’ll increase the price to $249.

Your discounted price, of just $149, includes:

  • Audio recordings of all our overseas experts’ presentations
  • Copies of all handouts and dossiers
  • And a $100 voucher toward any of our future conferences anywhere, any time. There is no expiration date on this voucher! (In 2013, we’ll be hosting events in Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, and other favorite locales still to be determined…at least one of these is sure to be a perfect fit for your personal needs.)

Reserve your copy today by completing our secure online form and save $100 on the Fast-Track Your Retirement Overseas Package.


Let me repeat: we’ll only offer this low price until we have the recordings ready to deliver to you. At that point… we’ll charge the full price of $249.

Point is: there won’t be a more affordable time to reserve your copy. This special conference discount is only available for a very limited time.

We’ll send the information about how to obtain your conference package as soon as we’re finished making copies of the recordings, the handouts, the PowerPoint presentations, etc.


The 24 experts at this event cover every possible aspect of living and investing around the world. After you’ve heard their briefings, there’ll be nothing to stop you from acting on the information they share.

Because of that, we’ll return every penny you paid for this information if it doesn’t help make your overseas dreams come true.

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

You can call us at any time in the future—next month…next year…or next decade—and tell us the information didn’t help you. (Or don’t tell us anything. Just ask for your money back.) We’ll give you back your $149. And your $100 voucher, good toward any future event—and your special bonus report—is yours to keep.

So if you’re serious about tapping into the opportunities still available for good living and an easy affordable retirement, I urge you to take advantage of this offer and reserve your Fast-Track Your Retirement Overseas Package now.