Archive | December, 2007

Tips for Success

  Tips for success come from a life that is full of surprises. The nice ones are delights which is why research and writing are so much fun. Life is full of surprises. The nice ones are delights which is why research and writing are so much fun. Recently I stumbled across a delightful surprise […] [Read Tips for Success]

This message continues our series of opposing views.

A reader and good friend sent me this note in response to our Ecuador Coastal tour article at http://www.garyascott.com/catalog/ecuador-coastal-real-estate-tour “Hi Gary , This is a note of critical response to today’s article.  I was extremely disappointed at how you “blew off” Esmeraldas.  Some of our best new friends in Tonsupa, 25 klicks south of Esmeraldas, are […] [Read This message continues our series of opposing views.]

Ecuador Real Estate Stories

Ecuador real estate stories can help us understand this country better. Many readers are now living full or part time in Ecuador . We can learn about this wonderful country from these readers. Here are a few comments they have shared. “Hi Gary I live in Manta I have been living in Ecuador for ten […] [Read Ecuador Real Estate Stories]

Multi Currency Lessons on Value

Multi currency lessons on value can be seen in one of the State Street Global Advantage Funds that are advised by Michael Keppler. Recently we announced that we were adding reviews of the State Street Global Advantage fund to our multi currency studies in our Multi Currency Portfolio Course. Learn more about our Multi Currency […] [Read Multi Currency Lessons on Value]

Small at Home Internet Businesses Get Better and Better

Small at home internet businesses set us free. A new year is about to dawn and Merri and I will greet it with a dawn walk through gentle Cotacachi, a village filled with peace.that seems to just get better and better. Here is one of the many lamp lined avenues shining in the morn. We […] [Read Small at Home Internet Businesses Get Better and Better]

Merry Christmas

What a special day! How magnificent that we celebrate this great power of light and positive energy so near the darkest, shortest day of the year. This is one of our views from our suite at El Meson de las Flores . Dawn, During the day. And at night. This the day of birth…of dawn […] [Read Merry Christmas]

Anticipation is life.

One of life’s greatest joys is anticipation. The proof? Christmas Eve as a kid when things are good. Looking back many years ago to Rockwood , Oregon. The Sears and Montgomery Ward catalogs had been read. The tree was up. Gifts were wrapped and stacked shimmering beneath lights that bubbled in the dusk and reflected […] [Read Anticipation is life.]

Cozy Wealth

Cozy wealth is better than money can ever be. Ma and I fill up the bird feeder in our front yard.   The time is noon.  The temperature at 24.7 degree F and falling.  The wind is gusting to fifty and that snow is pelting like flat bullets.  The barometer suggests more snow as well…three […] [Read Cozy Wealth]

Export Businesses Beats Inflation and Stress

Export businesses are fun and this is important because many million of us in the western world have two problems…inflation & stress. All currencies are losing purchasing value. Many people need new and more enjoyable ways to earn income. One way for those who like to travel is to go places, find great things and […] [Read Export Businesses Beats Inflation and Stress]

Wealth Views – Opposites for Wealth II

Last August this site shared seven really important ideas about how to be a good investor and one of them was to listen to those who disagree with us…this expands our horizons. This is the second in a series of notes from readers expressing opposite views. The wise owl is wise because he sees all […] [Read Wealth Views – Opposites for Wealth II]