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Blog > 2017

2017

Business, Buying Property, And The Best Cuisines

(c) Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash

(c) Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash

We talk a lot about the big things here on Expat Focus - finance, healthcare, the practicalities of moving abroad. But sometimes it's the little things that make all the difference.

Food, for example, can be a really important part of life as an expat. Sometimes all you want is a taste of home; sometimes you can explore your new country best through its cuisine.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

First Aid, Fresh Air And Finding Property




Pollution is an increasing concern in today's world, and many people are choosing to move to cleaner places. Here are some of the cleanest destinations around the world.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Friendship, Finance And Filling In Forms

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(c) Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

Bureaucracy is no one's favourite part of moving abroad. In this month's instalment of the Visa Diaries, Australia expat Genevieve Rogis talks about her experiences with trying to get a UK visa.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Road Trips, Red Tape And Recommended Blogs

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(c) JanBaby on Pixabay

Living abroad is very different from holidaying, but there's no reason you can't enjoy yourself while you're there. Here are some great road trips to take across the USA.

If you're living in Brussels, here's where to find the best fries!    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Education, Expat Healthcare And The EU Referendum

(c) John Guthrie on Wikipedia

(c) John Guthrie on Wikipedia

Healthcare is one of the most popular topics of concern for people who are thinking of moving abroad. We're featuring a series of articles to help people understand which healthcare options are available to them in their chosen country, and how to make well-informed decisions about their options.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Residential Property, Retirement And Tax Returns




It's coming up to tax returns time for American expats around the world. Here's how to file.

Do you really need an offshore bank account to manage your finances as an expat?

If you're living in India, you may have been affected by the new money laws there.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Healthcare, Childcare And Repatriation




Healthcare and childcare are two of the biggest concerns people have when they're moving abroad, especially if it's their first time living in a foreign country. This week, we've got you covered on both counts.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Saving Money, Sunny Destinations, And Succeeding Abroad

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(c) freaky_designz on Flickr

Money is one of those subjects people often don't like to discuss. It's difficult, it's complicated, and it only gets more so when you're moving abroad.

Luckily, we're here to help.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Retirement Concerns, Recommended Accounts, And The Cost Of Living

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(c) inasouthamericanway on Flickr

Lots of people move abroad when they retire, often seeking a higher quality of life at a lower price point. But what are the main worries people have about this, and how can they be addressed? That's what Kathleen Peddicord is discussing in this week's column.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Business, Brexit And Bilingual Children

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(c) victoria harjadi on Flickr

Lots of people move abroad because they're looking for more favourable conditions in which to set up and run their own business. Here's what you need to know if you're thinking of starting a business in Costa Rica.    more ...