Why I had a baby… in Mexico

One of the wonderful people I’ve been fortunate to get to know in my life is legendary investor and prolific author Jim Rogers.

I’ve known Jim for nearly 10 years now. He’s a great guy and I’ve learned so much from him– about finance, markets, travel, writing.

But above all that, one thing in particular really stuck out: fatherhood.

It seems like every time we’ve ever had dinner or drinks together over the past decade, Jim always brings up the topic of having children.

He didn’t have children until later in life; he’s written about this extensively, saying that he never wanted kids and was quite content with his success and career.

But when he started having children at age 60, he realized that he couldn’t imagine his life without them.

And literally every time Jim and I have hung out, he has always encouraged me to have kids.

I never took the idea seriously… until last year. Amid all of the fear, anger, violence, and totalitarianism that was gripping the world, I became convinced that it was the right time to have a child.

You see– I’m an optimist. I believe wholeheartedly that no matter how many problems people create, no matter how dark the chaos, there’s always a solution.

Human beings are natural tool creators. We solve problems and overcome challenges– and this is especially true for people who can think independently and plan proactively.

I know that this chaos– the Marxism, the Woke fanaticism, the Covid-1984 totalitarianism– isn’t going away anytime soon.

But I’m also wildly optimistic about the future, because I know there are plenty of solutions to de-risk these challenges… and at the same time I see a world full of vast opportunities.

And all of that is what brought me to Mexico– my child was born here in Cancun earlier this month.

I could not have asked for a better experience. Becoming a father has been an unimaginable joy… and choosing to have the baby in Mexico was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

Yes, the “Plan B” benefits are nice; baby automatically received Mexican citizenship (which will be passport #5), and mommy and daddy both received Permanent Residency.

But the benefits go way beyond that. The medical care, staff, facilities, lifestyle, costs, etc. have really been extraordinary.

In this week’s podcast episode, I talk all about it… and tell a few stories about our experience here that are truly unbelievable.

You can watch the video here.

Or listen to the podcast here.

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