Sunday, January 17, 2010

Expatriate Services

Well, it's been forever since I've written in this blog, but I am inclined to pick it up again now in 2010. I'll keep it short, but informational... there's a lot to talk about.

Let's start with this website, a sign of things happening and things to come.

More and more gringos are moving to Mexico... if you're one of them and moving to the Yucatan, you'll want to know about these fine people. A group of educated, intelligent, bilingual and well-connected Yucatecans that have formed a company to provide services to people moving here or owning property here or starting a business here. They've been providing this service to large corporations for a few years... now they are branching out to help the little people. Good for them and good for us!!

The accounting firm affiliated with YES (that's the acronym for Yucatan Expatriate Services) is the oldest and most respected in Merida. The law firm is headed up by a fine young lawyer who got his degree from Yale and worked in NYC for awhile afterwards. The project managers are all experienced women (at the moment they are all women...) who are efficient, effective and good at what they do.

Yucatan Expatriate Services ... YES!

Find their website at

OH, and one more thing. We've edited four (to date... more coming) Expat Guides that they have written. You can download the guides from their website. Each one is amazingly comprehensive... chock full of information on the particular subject. I've lived here for eight years and I was amazed at how much I learned from editing the Employment Guide, for example. There's also a Personal Finance Guide, Personal Insurance Guide and an Immigration Guide. I'm working on the Personal Healthcare Guide now... to be published this month.

If you are in the market for this kind of service or information, this is an awesome website and service to know about.