Seven Things You’ll Be Glad Someone Told You About Life In BelizeMarch 21, 2014, Belize City, Belize: Expats Jim and Kathy Suits offer tips for the would-be retiree and expat in Belize. Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,
Why did Jim and Kathy Suits move to Belize last year?
Kathy wanted to be living someplace warmer than Tacoma, Washington, where the couple had been living. Jim wanted to be someplace where the government wasn't interfering with his day-to-day life.
So Jim and Kathy made a country short list. Where might suit them? They focused on Mexico, Panama, and Belize.
"We decided Mexico was too dangerous, with all that's going on there," Kathy explained to the group at our Live and Invest in Belize Conference this week. "We came very close to choosing Panama. We actually almost bought a house there. But when that deal fell through, we decided to take a look at the third country on our list before making a final decision.
"When we got off the plane our first trip to Belize, we knew immediately that this was the place for us," Kathy continued. "It just felt right right away."