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Monday, January 30, 2006

How to Make A Million Dollars in Costa Rica?

Here is a insteresting article from insidecostarica

How can you get your hands on a million dollars in Costa Rica? The possibilities are endless. Some are just fantasy, wishful thinking, while others aren't so legal or moral, depending on your point of view, and some are just too darn hard work.

One of the possibilities which is quick and can make you famous at the same time is get on a "reality" program, you know those television programs on U.S. television where people make fools of themselves, like the Amazing Race, which by the way, included a segment on Costa Rica. Of course you have to follow the clues and be good at travel in foreign lands, which may limit your ability to reach the final line for the big prize.

Another possibility, more effective and definitely brings results, is get into politics. The plan is simple, get elected to public office and then wait for one or more corrupt businessmen to offer bribes. Of course, this is a long term plan as you first have to win the confidence of the people and get elected. And there are those who will be watching your every move and checking your bank account. But hey, you made this far, I am sure you can by now be canny enough to hide your million.

Continuing our journey trough fantasy, another possibility is to become a "consultant". It really can pay off if you already held public office. You can sell your "expert" opinion to corporations who want government contracts and will pay you close to a million, which will brings you close to the target. Unfortunately this possibility will mean moving away from your family and friends and having to live in places like Switzerland and returning to Costa Rica is not an option, no matter how much they ask you to come back.

The lottery is always an option, but not a Costa Rican lottery, since they payoff is in colones and nowhere near your target. You will have to buy one of those North American lotteries and then hide your winnings in Costa Rica.

Robbing a bank can pay off instantly... but it could end up costing your life or your liberty for a long time. Swindling another millionaire is a thought, but surely millionaires are astute enough not to fall for your scam; which then leaves the possibility of marrying a million, but then you would have to live with the shame that everyone knows your game plan.

Another possibility is to work hard at it. You could publish an online news magazine, develop a super website or rent cellular telephones to tourists. Working hard will give you the satisfaction of having "made it yourself". The only disadvantage to this plan is having to work hard. So, if you came here for the answer, you are looking for the easy way out and hard work is definitely not for you.


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