One of the challenges for US expats involves taxes. You see, good old Uncle Sam taxes its citizens and green-card holders on worldwide income. Yes, if you structure your financial life properly you can get an exemption for earnings abroad, up to $102,100 for an individual in 2017. But you … [Read more...] about Taxes for Expats
Prepping the Move
Part of the art of packing light involves knowing what to bring for the trip you're on. If you're going on the road for fun -- not work -- you'll pack differently than when you're moving around as a digital nomad. Here are 10 things you should leave behind on a backpacking adventure or … [Read more...] about Pack Lighter: 10 Items to Leave Behind on Your Next Backpacking Adventure
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
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