Here’s a list of the best countries to move to in 2017 if you’re retired, self employed, or plan to live the laptop lifestyle. In Part 1, we looked at the Americas. Now we'll move farther afield to Europe and Asia. EUROPE France While … [Read more...] about What are the Best Countries to Retire in 2017 (Part 2)
Everybody loves lists, and expats (and future expats) are no exception. Here I've pulled together a list of ten "best of ____" for expats. Some of them are silly and some are serious. Enjoy! Best Expat Banks, a list of banks that do well by expats, … [Read more...] about 10 “Bests” for Expats
It's been a while since I shared some of the expat-related blogs and websites I've been reading. Time for another roundup of interesting blogs by and about expats! Here are an even dozen for your enjoyment. Africa Africa Expat Wives, a UK citizen … [Read more...] about From Africa to Central America: 12 Expat Blogs Worth Watching
I don't generally follow investment websites or blogs, but The Oblivious Investor caught my eye recently. Why? Because author Rick Todd rated some expat retirement destinations based on how much income you have to retire on. His top five picks for … [Read more...] about Retire to Latin America if You’re Poor, Europe if You’re Not
If you plan to start a business overseas -- and most of you indicated you'll have to generate some income to finance your overseas lifestyle -- Panama is the country to look at. According to Kathleen Peddicord, publisher of the Overseas Retirement … [Read more...] about Panama Hits the Sweet Spot for Life and Business
Guest Post by Barbara Diggs Lucky is the expat that has no lingering guilt associated with his or her decision to live abroad. But, I think, rare is that expat also. Maybe you feel a bit guilty about how living abroad will affect your children, or … [Read more...] about The Flip Side of Expat Guilt
Every year, Mercer conducts a Quality of Living survey. Results for 2010 were announced a couple of days ago. Vienna, Austria, keeps its #1 spot for another year. Top 10 cities worldwide for quality of living are: Vienna, Austria Zurich, … [Read more...] about Top Quality of Living Cities for 2010
Guest Post by Catherine Perkins When I left the United States in February for a two month stay in France, I was very prepared. I had a bag loaded with French language resources (a dictionary, a phrase book, a traveler's guide), and some new … [Read more...] about Totally Unprepared for the French
Recently, the Live and Invest Overseas e-letter has been talking about France in the run-up to their upcoming conference about living and investing there. France is not one of the countries we've been considering as a retirement destination because … [Read more...] about Is France Affordable?
My youngest daughter is halfway through a 2-1/2 month sojourn in France. This Easter, she was fortunate to spend the weekend with a French family in the village of Soissons. The village is northeast of Paris, about halfway to the Belgian border. The … [Read more...] about It’s Not the Easter Bunny, It’s the Easter Bell!