How to Choose the Perfect Country for Your Expat Retirement — without Spending a Fortune

Nobody can completely take away the challenges of an overseas move. No matter how carefully you plan and prepare, life will invariably throw you some curves and you’ll have to cope with the unexpected, unanticipated, or just plain frustrations that are part of the process. You can lessen that pain by having lots of good […]

Expats, Life and Love for Valentine’s Day

Today is Valentine’s Day, so I thought we’d start today’s post with a little love story. Back in the 1600’s, a young man fell in love with a beautiful young woman he saw in the bazaar. Not an uncommon event, I’m sure. They married a few years later, and lived happily together until she died […]

Create a Social Media Profile for your Portable Career

After the recent post on 5 Social Media Platforms Every Expat Blogger Should Use, one reader commented that he “never really caught on to the social networking thing.” Well, if you’re not creating a portable career, you don’t have to “get” social networking. However, if you’ll need to support yourself overseas as a writer, blogger, […]

Expats, Prepare and Beware the Tax Man

Dear Future Expats, This is not the column I had planned for today. However, when I got this letter in my mailbox yesterday, I knew I had to share it with you ASAP. It’s from Leif Simon of Live & Invest Overseas. I’ll have a few further comments at the end. . . “The IRS […]