International Living's annual Quality of Life Index. Every year, IL produces a Quality of Life index, which usually differs quite a bit from their recommendations on best places to retire. France has topped the list for several years running. France (was #1 last year as well) Australia (moved up … [Read more...] about End-of-Year Lists
Well, it’s not exactly an expat movie, although various characters do travel to and stay in other countries. But it’s a sweet Christmas-time romantic comedy, so I thought it worthy of a review at this sentimental time of year. It also features an unusual character – the Home Exchange website, a … [Read more...] about The Holiday: Expat Movie Review
According to information released today by Sen. Dick Durbin, Americans overwhelmingly want a strong public option to be part of health care reform here in the US. Eighty percent of poll respondents fully support a 50-state public option, and 65% of respondents were completely opposed to the … [Read more...] about Americans Totally Want a Public Health Care Option
If your overseas move will include doing business, the World Bank has just published a list that might help you narrow your search. According to their annual Doing Business report, the countries most favorable to starting a small- to medium-sized business are: Singapore New Zealand United … [Read more...] about Doing Business Abroad
Recently someone asked me why I would even consider leaving the United States. "We have the highest standard of living, this is the greatest country in the world. You have to be crazy or a Communist to leave," was the reasoning. I'm certainly not a communist, and I don't think I'm crazy. So why … [Read more...] about Why Would Anyone Want to Leave the US?