Many future expats need to dispose of real estate back home before they can move abroad. We wanted to sell our Florida house before we move to Panama. It would give us a cleaner exit, and also a little cash in our pockets to help with moving and settling-in expenses. Unfortunately, the Central … [Read more...] about Rent Before You Buy — or Sell
Any big change involves some risk -- but not changing is risky, too! Just ask the company that used to make vinyl records, or the transportation firm that thought those new-fangled horseless carriages were just a fad. Some people have a high risk tolerance. Would you be comfortable packing a few … [Read more...] about Change = Risk + Ambiguity
A couple of weeks ago, I asked you to give me some input about topics you'd like to see more discussion of here. As promised, I let the poll run for a couple of weeks and now it's time for the results. The choices were: Health Care Language Learning Personal Stories Portable Careers Reviews of … [Read more...] about What Do Future Expats Want?
Guest post by Kathleen Peddicord You know all those millions of jobs lost in 2008, 2009, and 2010? Many of them didn't disappear. They're resurfacing today...online. You can find them if you know how to look...and you can fill them anywhere on earth you can get an Internet connection. I know … [Read more...] about How to Support Yourself Anywhere in the World
You expect that you'll need time to readjust and develop new routines when you make a big move. Did you know the same thing happens when you make tiny changes as well? Recently I moved my home office from one room in my house to another. Since then, my productivity has dropped -- a lot. It … [Read more...] about Pacing Your Portable Expat Career
"Earth to Bridget Sodding Jones!" yells Bridget's boss. As the sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary opens, lucky Bridget has been chosen to try skydiving -- on camera -- to see if it's great fun or a terrifying risk. After being forced out of the plane, forgetting to pull the ripcord (prompting the … [Read more...] about 7 Planning Steps Bridget Jones Can Teach Future Expats