Retired Early in Ajijic Mexico

Annette, an expat who moved from Texas to Ajijic Mexico gave us a great interview about her life in Mexico, her tips for newcomers, and how she was able to retire earlier than the usual 65 years old.

Annette also brought her elderly parents to live in Ajijic Mexico and she loves the availability and affordability of full-time care for them. Considering her mom has dementia, she can now afford to have help in Mexico.

Watch the full live interview to learn:

  • Why Annette and her husband chose Ajijic Mexico
  • Why she decided to buy a house right away
  • Hiring help such as a house cleaner, a maid, and a nurse.
  • Tips for those looking to retire early. Tips on Rule 72t of the U.S. Tax Law.
  • Why Dengue can be so dangerous and how to avoid it
  • Is Ajijic only for older people?
  • Why she chose to become a realtor in Mexico?
  • Charities she supports in Ajijic
  • Safety
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Mariana Lange

Mariana Lima-Lange was born in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. when she was a child. She spent every summer visiting family throughout Mexico and is very knowledgeable about Mexican culture, lifestyle, and traditions. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Reader Interactions


  1. Jim Burkett says

    Watching from Oklahoma City. We spent the last two months in Ajijic and are considering moving there. We really appreciate all your great information, Mariana.

    • Mariana Lange says

      Love it! Thanks for your comment 🙂

  2. Leslie Mcpeak says

    What are some of the downsides to living near lake chapala. Im living in boquete, panama

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