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Blog > 2016

2016

Buying Property, Moving Household Goods, And Expat Books




It's sunny again here in London! Your editor has spent the week sneaking into the park outside her window where the wifi from her living room just about reaches. Here are some of the articles we've brought you over the past few days.

Expat Focus columnist Toni Hargis talks about a problem with American citizenship that means that expat families are being torn apart.    more ...


Blog > 2016

2016

Business Etiquette, Bank Accounts And Buying A House




This week at Expat Focus we've mainly been concerned with the practicalities of moving abroad.

How do you set up an international bank account, for example? How do you settle into a new workplace, especially if you'll be the manager? What's the latest expat news on finance and healthcare worldwide?    more ...


Blog > 2016

2016

Startups, Sexism And Savings - This Week On Expat Focus




Working abroad is a great way to earn money and explore a new place at the same time, but it isn't always straightforward. Take a look at these new rules for expat contractors in the UK.

Canada is trying to attract more entrepreneurs with a tempting start-up visa that requires only a good idea and a relatively small amount of investment.    more ...


Blog > 2016

2016

Budgeting, Expat Experiences and International Schools




The most terrifying part of moving abroad often isn't culture shock, or leaving your family behind, or completely uprooting your life. It's money. Will you be able to afford it? How will you be able to afford it?

We've put together a budgeting guide for expats moving to the UAE. And columnist Kathleen Peddicord has written this month about how you probably can't afford not to retire abroad.    more ...


Blog > 2016

2016

Expat Blogs And Dealing With Difficulties




While moving abroad is a fun and exciting challenge, it does come with its fair share of difficulties. Some of these are unique to living abroad, such as culture shock and missing those back home; others are problems that can arise anywhere, but for which living abroad adds an extra dimension.

Self-doubt is a concern for many people abroad: what if I can't learn the language? Did I make the right decision? Here are our tips for dealing with these feelings.    more ...


Blog > 2016

2016

Expat Life And Expat Goals




There's surely no better way of working out whether you want to move to a place than learning about the experiences of people who are already there. We've spoken to Becky Caudill in Dublin, Emily Anne Thomason in Brisbane, Jessica Venture in Casarano and Jasmine Mah in Bergamo about their experiences of expat life.    more ...


Blog > 2016

2016

Retirement, Investment, And Global Nomad Lifestyles




It's nearly midsummer here in London (not that you'd know it from the weather!), and we're gearing up for the school holidays and hordes of tourists.

In the meantime, of course, we have our usual selection of expat-related news, views and tips for you to enjoy.

Are you an international investor? Tom Zachystal has some advice on important issues you should consider.    more ...


Blog > 2016

2016

Expat Finance, Retirement, And Recommended Blogs




Happy weekend, everybody!

We've been busy as ever over at ExpatFocus.com, working to bring you interesting articles and useful insights about expat life.

Two of our columnists posted updates this week: Kathleen Peddicord talks about her #1 choice for luxury living on the beach, while Toni Hargis has an un-American moment.    more ...


Blog > 2016

2016

Business, Books and Best Bits: This Week On ExpatFocus




We kicked off the week over at ExpatFocus.com with a financial update, bringing you the latest news in expat money.

A lot of this week's content was career-focused, including why moving to Malaysia will bring you job satisfaction and the ten safest cities for expat businesspeople.    more ...


Blog > 2016

2016

Hiring Expat Managers And Finding Your Happy Place




This week we've been busy as ever, even while your editorial team is battling downright strange weather here in London. From sun to hail to rain to snow to storm and back to sunshine, all within 24 hours.

No wonder the English talk about the weather all the time.

These expat experiences from Sarah in Portugal and Gloria in the Philippines transported us briefly to warmer climes.    more ...