Flat Broke and Early Retired in Mexico. Sure you can go abroad and live a great and adventurous life going local as much as possible (that's us) but you might want to think twice before bringing your money to invest in a developing country. And that is the cold hard truth because in the real world even in paradise there are unforeseen issues and events that can leave you flat broke, no kidding. True Stories here. Just a warning. Take care!