Guest Post by Steve Harris New Year is a time when people take stock of their lot, with many pondering "would I be better off somewhere else?" Millions of Brits live abroad both temporarily and permanently, and if you are considering joining them for an exciting new life in the sun -- or just an … [Read more...] about Leaving the Country – is it Worth the Hassle?
"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?
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?
"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
Twenty-two years ago, my husband and I sold our house in upstate New York, packed up our furniture and our four kids and moved to Florida. Without jobs. Our children ranged in age from seven years to 12. In school, the youngest was finishing first grade, the oldest was in seventh. We were pulling … [Read more...] about How to Balance Adventure and Risk