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About Kerry Baker

Kerry Baker is the author website/blog Ventanas Mexico (Ventanasmexico.com) which provides resources to those considering full- or part-time life in Mexico. She is the author of three books, The Mexico Solution: Saving your money, sanity and quality of life through living in Mexico, If Only I Had a Place (a guide to renting in Mexico) and The Lazy Expat: Healthy recipes that translate in Mexico.
Latest Posts | By Kerry Baker
An Older Woman’s Guide to Best Used Cars Under $15,000
2 months ago

An Older Woman’s Guide to Best Used Cars Under $15,000

By  •  Lifestyle

In the last quarter of 2020, for the first time in history, the average cost of a new car crossed the $40,000 mark, according to Edmunds. That was before insurance, property taxes and gas. Once papers were signed, the average payment calculated to…
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Could Living in a Cheaper Country Be the Right Asset Preservation Strategy for You?
4 months ago

Could Living in a Cheaper Country Be the Right Asset Preservation Strategy for You?

By  •  Lifestyle

In any economic downturn, and heaven knows we’ve seen our fill by this stage in life, it’s easy to anticipate that women will be among the hardest hit. The Covid-19 pandemic has been no exception. According to the U.S. Bureau…
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What Living in Mexico Taught Me About the Meaning of Friendship
6 months ago

What Living in Mexico Taught Me About the Meaning of Friendship

By  •  Lifestyle

Covid-19 put the brakes on our lives and changed the rules of social engagement practically overnight. Have some things changed forever, like how we worked and the way we shopped? Will it have any permanent effect on how we stay…
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How Much Does It Cost to Retire to Mexico?
7 months ago

How Much Does It Cost to Retire to Mexico?

By  •  Lifestyle

Over a million Americans and half that many Canadians live in Mexico. Likely just as many live in the country part-time and unreported, keeping an address in the US (as I do). Living in Mexico is the answer for many who fear their lives…
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What Living in Mexico Has Taught Me About the Power of Music
9 months ago

What Living in Mexico Has Taught Me About the Power of Music

By  •  Lifestyle

The first soldiers killed in battle are the musicians, for music’s power to inspire. It can change a person’s mood in minutes. It can give form to otherwise incoherent, nascent feelings. Music can take years off a world-weary spirit…
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What Living in Mexico Taught Me About Sleep
11 months ago

What Living in Mexico Taught Me About Sleep

Last year, brain researchers warned that lack of sleep is a public health crisis. According to the CDC, one in three adults in the U.S. do not get enough sleep. On the daily level, lack of sleep causes mental distress. When you are tired…
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Prepare for a Foreign Vacation by Learning the Language
12 months ago

Prepare for a Foreign Vacation by Learning the Language

By  •  Travel

How does the idea of a road trip or a vacation sound to you right now? Pretty good, I would venture to guess. In every vacation, we take two pleasure trips. One is the trip itself. The other is the anticipation of the experience – the planning…
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How Being a Foreign Language Student Saves My Sanity During the Coronavirus Lockdown
1 year ago

How Being a Foreign Language Student Saves My Sanity During the Coronavirus Lockdown

By  •  Lifestyle

With more time and less opportunity to socialize face to face during the pandemic, there couldn’t be a better time to put your dream of learning a second language into action…
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Little Known Reasons You Can (and Should) Learn a Second Language Post 60
1 year ago

Little Known Reasons You Can (and Should) Learn a Second Language Post 60

By  •  Lifestyle

Six years ago, during a particularly difficult period in my life, a period devoid of any sense of accomplishment whatsoever (I was job hunting at age 57), I decided to learn a second language, Spanish…
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