If you can't find what you are looking for create your own platform.
It is relatively easy to find out what you need to know about any topic thanks to the internet. We can look up how to spell words, how to pronounce words, find the location of a city anywhere in the world. Never been to Mexico, no problem we can google away and find which countries border Mexico, see the location of the beaches, the major cities, the highlands and any large lakes. There is a lot of information and that is the problem with the internet. I sometimes get bogged down sifting through the mountains of information trying to work out if it is credible information.
You need to check your facts. Many posts out there have no truth as their basis but because it is in print we take it as gospel. We can innocently share a post that turns out to be false. I have been guilty of this. I have shared a post about someone famous dying and have had an internet friend tell to check my facts. How embarrassing and I had to quickly go back and delete the post. It is quite a simple task to check facts. It just takes a little bit of time.
How do we know if we have found a credible website that is providing information about a topic that is of interest? You need to establish if the source, including website, is reliable especially if making a decision, financial or life changing. You need information from unbiased experts, not necessarily businessmen with commercial interests. So things to look for:
- Who are providing the information and are they experts?
- Is the information provided accurate and comprehensive?
- Is the article dated?
- How often is the site updated?
Today’s guest is Chuck Bolotin, an economist. As he started getting older he decided he needed to start searching for information about living overseas. Chuck says “it’s always sort of fascinated me that you could live in a better place for less money.” Not happy with his researching he decided the answer would be to start his own platform. His site is called bestplacesintheworldtoretire.com. It is a web site that allows the people searching for the information to post questions and receive answers by the expats that are living in particular areas.
Join me today in episode 45 for the results.
Until next time