Only about one third of all Americans have passports. Already got yours? then you’re probably good to go and you can skip this article. But if you don’t yet have a US passport, apply for one right away. If you're looking to get a passport for the first time, you must apply in person, using … [Read more...] about How to Apply for a US Passport
Prepping the Move
Every year, respected publications publish their "best of" indexes for living overseas. This year, Live & Invest Overseas has done a phenomenal job. The index is robust, at more than 300 pages, and it zeros in, not on countries, but on specific cities and towns. Best of all, this resource … [Read more...] about Why This is the Best Overseas Retirement Index I’ve Seen. . .
A recurring expat theme revolves around quality of life. This is mostly subjective, and something you might perceive as positive which adds to your quality of life, might be a negative to me. One example might be the proximity of bars and clubs. If you regularly enjoy the city’s nightlife, like … [Read more...] about Quality of Life: What Does It Mean to You?
Guest Post from International Schools Database Parents know all about the stress and confusion that comes with finding a good school for their children. But expat families often have an even more difficult time. Not only do they want to get the best education for their child, they have to do it … [Read more...] about How to Find the Right International School for Your Children
Numbeo has just released its mid-year cost of living report for 511 cities worldwide. If you're interested in how an area you're considering compares to the cost of living in New York City, read on. New York City is the baseline comparison, so if a city ranks at 110%, its cost of living is 10% … [Read more...] about Mid-2017 Cost of Living Update
In 2008, Eden and Denny owned two businesses in the US. One was an ice cream shop they opened in September. Talk about bad timing! Today, they live all over the world -- with no housing expenses. I talked with Eden recently, via Skype, about their nomadic lifestyle. The Downsize Their … [Read more...] about How to Travel the World (and not Pay Rent!)