Vallarta & Real Estate News

Puerto Vallarta: Encanto Restaurant

You’ve got to prepare for when you’re planning to eat at Encanto in Puerto Vallarta. The place is located in an off beaten path that taxi drivers will sometimes not want to drive up there. It’s quite hard to find, but when you do get there, the trip is all worth it. Located in Aquiles

Living in Puerto Vallart: Becoming Part of the Community

Q: How do we meet people here, make friends and become part of the community? A:  This can be a challenge for many new residents as they are moving to a different country with a different culture and language.  So a good place to start might be to take a Spanish language class.  Yes, this is a

Vallarta Life: History Lesson

The Underground Railroad to Mexico Slavery of Africans is a uniquely American story in many ways and without exception; there are intriguing tales of escape to accompany this tragic stretch of history. Mexico, now a place known for sunny vacations, was a desired safe harbor for many slaves escaping from far reaches of the United

Vallarta Life: Malecon Time

Walking the Malecón You can entertain yourself for days on end walking the Malecón. There’s so much to do, we have made a short list but you’ll discover many things on your own. And it’s all free! There are two points to start from, depending on your fortitude when you walk along the Malecón. The

Vallarta Life: Movies We Love

Roma We don’t often write movie reviews for this blog but are so inspired by the recent Mexican film Roma, for many reasons. We were far into the film, a scene at the ocean in Veracruz, before we astonishingly realized this movie was shot in black and white. There is so much color in the


Saturday, October 20 – From 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, browse your favorite market vendors for freshly baked breads, quality organic vegetables, authentic English pies, prepared-fresh Thai dishes, gourmet chili, gorgeous flowers and so much more at the Paradise Community Center, located at Pulpito #127 on Puerto Vallarta’s south side. Sunday, October 21 – PEACE

Vallarta Life: Ojo De Venado

Ojo de Venado We found it fascinating when we asked a young mother in Puerto Vallarta about the bracelet on her newborn and discovered it was to ward off envy. Ojo de Venado or Deer Eye in English, is a special seed, usually attached with a soft piece of red yarn. The child wears it

Cheap Flights to Puerto Vallarta

Known by some as the “Friendliest City in the World”, Puerto Vallarta (PVR) is the fifth-largest city in the state of Jalisco in Mexico.  The center of town is lined with cobblestone streets, washed-white homes with wrought-iron balconies, and blooming flowers. Fairly close to the center of old town are luxury hotels, restaurants, and bars

Social Security Strategies: Which Fits Best For You?

Making the decision to collect social security benefits when you reach the qualifying age should be a simple, slam dunk affair. It seems simple enough: you work, you reach the age where the government is going to start giving you back some of your hard earned cash, and you want it and you want it now! Simple, easy, done! Right? Not so fast, Marvin. There are many factors that go into this decision, such as:

Memorial Day holiday hours

Financial markets and Vanguard offices in the U.S. will be closed on Monday, May 26, for the Memorial Day holiday. Transaction requests we receive after the markets close on Friday will be processed with Tuesday’s trade date and share prices.

Use Annuities To Protect Yourself From Yourself

Everyone ages. And whether or not we care to admit it, each of us faces the risk of suffering from severely diminished cognitive ability as we grow older. In a recent article, Howard Gold referred to this as “the biggest retirement risk no one talks about.” The statistics are staggering: […]

10 Questions To Ask A Financial Advisor

It?s not easy finding a financial advisor. After all, you have to trust this virtual stranger enough to reveal your financial situation ? or hand your money over — to him or her. But these steps can help you find the right fit.