EDITOR NOTE: Statistics are showing that people aren't moving to Mexico just for the cost of living. There are many other factors that retirees are considering before they move down here. Many retirees are trying to secure a more stable retirement with concerns around quality of life or accessible healthcare being driving factors. This podcast highlights a few reasons that retirees are finding a comfortable life throughout Mexico.
Today’s guest is an award-winning writer, speaker, musician, and entrepreneur from Denver, Colorado. His nonfiction book, The Fun Side of The Wall: Baby Boomer Retirement in Mexico, has been a #1 New Release on Amazon, and portions have been quoted in Forbes and PBS. It details the sociological motivations for some of the most educated and affluent baby boomers in the U.S. migrating to Mexico. (the irony, of course, is the heated debate about keeping Mexicans out of the U.S.)
The book is not a “How to..” guide for moving to Mexico. Rather, it is a sociological study of the state of retirement in the United States and how those challenges are driving some of the most educated and affluent Baby Boomers into Mexico. The book concludes that it is a longing for authentic community and a break from consumerism that keeps Baby Boomers in Mexico – not just cheaper living.
Today Mikkel Thorup and Travis Luther discuss the question: Why are people leaving the USA?
After years of research, Travis has some really great information, and answers. After visiting different areas that expats live in Mexico, he talked with many of them and seems the answers are different than you might think.
Are you like many North Americans? Do you believe that most countries in the world are not as evolved as the USA or Canada? That health care is sub-par? that infrastructure is almost non-existent? Well, then you’ll be surprised to hear that this is not how the rest of the world actually is. Sure, there are a few countries that fit this bill, but for many countries that just isn’t so, and Mexico is one of them.
For those of you interested in the Why, you’ll love this episode. And you’ll love Travis Luther’s book: The Fun Side of The Wall: Baby Boomer Retirement in Mexico.
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