If you're about to move abroad, you certainly don't want to collect more doodads, tchotchkes, knicknacks and other stuff you'll have to store or move. So what do you give a soon-to-be expat for Christmas? I thought we could join the rest of America in some Black Friday shopping, but for things that … [Read more...] about Black Friday Shopping List for Untethered Expats
Here at Future Expats Forum, we focus on two main topics: portable careers and what I call "prepping the move." Prepping the move is anything you have to do to prepare for moving overseas, from getting rid of stuff you don't want to move or store, to telling your friends and family your plans, to … [Read more...] about What’s Involved in Preparing for your Overseas Move?
While you're reading this, I'll be at the Live and Invest Overseas Conference in Orlando, FL. It's an intensive, three-day get together where we'll talk about the 20 best countries to retire to, along with sessions on the practical issues of relocating to and living in a new country. I've been … [Read more...] about Shock Announcement About the Easiest Place to Retire
"Why do you feel moving outside the US is the only option you have?" an online acquaintance inquired recently. The answer to that question feels so painfully obvious to me that I had to really stop and think about it. If you've been thinking about living abroad and you're not sure whether it … [Read more...] about Living Abroad — Does it Make Financial Sense?
Every year International Living publishes its list of the top ten retirement havens. They've just sent out their September issue, and it includes their take on the best spots in the world to retire. I've been known to take issue with their findings in the past (for example, in their 2011 Quality … [Read more...] about Top 10 Spots to Retire Overseas in 2011
Last week Hurricane Irene roared onto the Outer Banks of North Carolina and made its way up the East Coast of the US. To my surprise, I found myself in the midst of massive evacuation. I was just trying to get from Massachusetts to Florida after delivering my daughter to college, but I got caught … [Read more...] about 7 Ways Hurricane Irene Taught Me Not To Lose My Head as an Expat