Mid-2017 Cost of Living Update

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% […]

Best Roadmap for Moving Overseas

Save 50% off the Regular Price! I’ve found it! A real roadmap to guide your overseas move. Kathleen Peddicord has used her almost 30 years of writing about the expat life, and 16 years of living as an expat in four different countries to create just such a guide. She promises that, within 52 days […]

Mark Your Calendar…Check It Twice! The Taxman is Coming

Guest Post from expat CPA Diane Siriani The US tax laws for expats are complex and it does not appear that things are going to get easier any time soon. Since we get so many questions regarding  what is due when, we thought that this reference chart might be helpful to those of you who […]

Three Ways to Retire Overseas

From the archives. . . There are as many different ways to expatriate or retire overseas as there are expats. You can live full time in your new country abroad divide your time between your home country and overseas country travel all the time I know people from each category, and each style has its […]

How Filing my Expat Taxes Changed from a Nightmare to a Dream

This year, for the first time in a couple of decades, I hired someone to prepare my tax return. I’ve done it myself for years, using TurboTax. This year, though, it got out of hand. Rather than mess with our expat taxes myself, I decided to hand the whole mess off to a professional. As […]

Pensions, British Expats and QROPS

Guest Post by Mike Foster After the recent article for US taxpayers, I thought it was only fair to include some financial information for UK expats. Expats dream of enjoying their time abroad, whether it’s a short work assignment or a long-term move to retire. I often refer back to my first move, Tokyo Japan. […]

Three Ways to Retire Overseas

There are as many different ways to expatriate or retire overseas as there are expats. You can live full time in your new country abroad divide your time between your home country and overseas country travel all the time I know people from each category, and each style has its pros and cons. Part-Time Expats […]

Why Expats Need a Local Bank Account

A few days ago I had some errands to run. It was time to pay for cable, internet and cell phone and we needed groceries. We also needed to replenish our cash reserves at the trusty ATM. The cab dropped us off next to our preferred bank’s ATM, and my husband whipped out his card […]

Expat Tax, Tips and Traps

Guest Post from expat CPA Diane Siriani Every day we get questions about the expat tax rules and are always amazed how each situation is always a little different and has a different hurdle to cross. Here are some quick answers to those common difficult questions that come up on a regular basis: Foreign Income […]