Heart to Heart on Medical Care in the Southern Cone

Heart to Heart on Medical Care in the Southern Cone
We hear from so many of you who are concerned about what quality of medical care would be available if you were to join us here in South America. This editor has decided to include a heart-to-heart discussion about our newest experience with medical care here. As you all know, it is our policy here at Four Flags Journal, in case ...

Humming Birds in South America

Humming Birds in South America
by Hans Blumberg Growing up in Massachusetts, I saw only a few hummingbirds over the years. And those that I saw were not in real life but only on documentaries on television. However, I saw many hummingbirds while traveling in South America over the years and always enjoyed watching them whenever I had the opportunity. In 2002 we bought a home in ...

Taking Your Dog Along

Taking Your Dog Along
Traveling With Your Pet By Hans Blumberg Two Lucky Dogs That Get To Travel With The Boss! Some years ago we dropped our two dogs off at the kennel when I had to travel for business. At my employer, I was allowed to pay for my wife’s airfare and bring her with me. As we were about to board the airplane, I got ...

Some Flags We Plant Are Personal

Some Flags We Plant Are Personal
As you all know, we are flag planters around here. We plant international flags to diversify our finances and our personal security in a fast-changing world. We also plant flags in our personal lives. One of those flags is our health and that of our family. Without health there is no real freedom. And to our amazement we have learned that ...

On Getting Out of Dodge

On Getting Out of Dodge
  WE GET LETTERS As you know, we always answer all emails and, as a result, we find outselves in the middle of some real life dramas. We are also encouraged by your many letters of appreciation, and we appreciate the wonderful information that we receive from subscribers, which often ends up in the newsletter or sometimes as an article if it ...

Finding Opportunity in Crisis

Finding Opportunity in Crisis
More than three-quarters of a million young people believe that they have nothing to live for, according to a study by the Prince's Trust Youth Index. The research goes on to say that young people who are unable to find jobs are more than twice as likely to be prescribed antidepressants. Also, out of one poll of 2,181 people 16 ...

Finance for Expats

Finance for Expats
Cafe Botanico, Buenos Aires, Argentina FINANCES FOR THE EXPAT United States citizens and residents who file their tax returns in April just passed through the tax season.  U.S. citizens living outside the U.S. have extra time to file, and in our case, we always apply for an extension anyway. As we keep reporting, U.S. citizens living  outside the U.S. have additional forms to ...

Get Out or Keep Your Seat?

Get Out or Keep Your Seat?
This past week Simon Black, also known as the Sovereign Man, made a point in his newsletter that set us here to thinking. He recounted the story told by a survivor of the MV Sewol ferry tragedy in Korea, that as the ferry began to sink, people had put on their life jackets but were told to wait in their ...

Getting Started on Getting Out

Getting Started on Getting Out
Sometimes the most difficult step to take on an important project is that first one. We hear from some of you who feel a sense of urgency to make a move but just can't seem to get to the point of doing it. It's that first step. It seems there is so much to do that you don't know where ...

What is Cancer and What is Disease? And what does that have to do with South America?

What is Cancer and What is Disease? And what does that have to do with South America?
Statistics tell us that one person in every two will have cancer. At the turn of the last century one person in 33 developed cancer. Now they tell  us that, at the rate we are going, soon everyone will have cancer. What is wrong with this picture? What has changed? And what are your chances of escaping? Well actually they are ...
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