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?
Live and Invest Overseas
Want to move abroad but not sure where to start? Has your planning stalled? Don't know yet where exactly you want to live? Here's something that promises to get you unstuck and help you find the overseas adventure that's waiting for you. Next month, Live & Invest Overseas will blow out all … [Read more...] about How to Jumpstart Your Overseas Move
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
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?
Recently I paid some serious money to sit in a room for three days in a foreign city. Over the course of the three days, I: listened to more than 36 speakers on as many subjects attended two cocktail parties met dozens of people from all over the US and Canada, as well as Cyprus and … [Read more...] about Why You Should NEVER Attend an Expat Conference
My husband and I are planning an exploratory trip to Panama in the spring. Coincidentally, one of the big names in the publishing-for-expats business is holding a conference in Panama City at the same time. I'm seriously considering attending. If I go, I'll not only be listening and taking notes … [Read more...] about Expat Conferences: Valuable Tools or Expensive Hype?