Every year, Mercer conducts a Quality of Living survey. Results for 2010 were announced a couple of days ago. Vienna, Austria, keeps its #1 spot for another year. Top 10 cities worldwide for quality of living are: Vienna, Austria Zurich, Switzerland Geneva, Switzerland Vancouver, Canada Auckland, New Zealand Dusseldorf, Germany Frankfurt, Germany Munich, Germany Bern, […]
Last October I asked the question, “Is US health care driving Americans to move abroad?” You can read the original post here. I followed up the question and post with a poll. When the poll closed, 19% of respondents listed health care as the “most important” reason for their move and a whopping 69% rated […]
Guest Post by Catherine Perkins When I left the United States in February for a two month stay in France, I was very prepared. I had a bag loaded with French language resources (a dictionary, a phrase book, a traveler’s guide), and some new cold-weather clothing. Living in Florida my entire life, I’d never had […]
Well, I’ve done it. I’ve committed the unforgiveable blogging sin: I haven’t kept up with my posting schedule. Normally I put up a new article every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. But the past couple of weeks, I’ve only done two, and not on schedule. My bad. I’ve gotten distracted by another project. Shame on me. […]
Recently, the Live and Invest Overseas e-letter has been talking about France in the run-up to their upcoming conference about living and investing there. France is not one of the countries we’ve been considering as a retirement destination because of the expense. But with headlines like, “Your Second Home In France (Could Cost As Little […]
I don’t think the songwriter was referring to houses, but I’m finding that “breaking up” a home is also extremely hard to do. Gradually over the last year, we’ve been preparing to move. For a move to another country, this means getting rid of things. A lot of things. I’ve never really had to whittle […]
When you participate in freelance sites like elance, you’re selling your skills to the lowest bidder as simply a commodity. There are better, more lucrative, ways to land freelance assignments.