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Great places for a cycling holiday

A cycling holiday is great for families, couples and singles whatever each person's ability or state of fitness. Here are my three favourite locations, where are yours?…

How to spruce up your CV for the post-summer recruitment drive

Don't be dormant over the slow recruiting period...instead make your CV sparkle with these three tips In some parts of the world, summer is not the time…

How to successfully buy property in France

If you're thinking of buying a property in France over the next few months, here are the resources you'll need to make sure it all goes as…

How to earn a good living, get fit and live in beautiful France

Discover how three expats set up real estate businesses, embraced life in France and got fitter and healthier in the process… Living in France is a dream…

FBAR Case to Watch! IRS’ View of "Reasonable Cause" to Avoid FBAR Penalty

By now most readers of my blog have heard of the notorious FBAR (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts) Form 114 and the penalties that can…

United Arab Emirates, Lebanon + 11 Others Now “Largely Compliant” With International Tax Transparency Rules

Various jurisdictions that had failed to demonstrate compliance with international tax transparency standards, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Lebanon, just had their ratings upgraded by…

Poor Inflation Data Pushes Pound Lower; Will Retail Sales Figures Prompt Recovery?

The Pound is weakening against most of the major currencies* today ahead of tomorrow’s key data. What can we expect from the currency market in the week…

GBP/EUR Hits Eight-Month Low as BoE Policymaker Backs Rate Freeze

The Pound has dropped against the major currencies* today after Bank of England (BoE) Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent claimed he was not ready to raise interest rates.…

Meet the Expat – Peter Low in Barcelona, Spain

In this week's interview we talk to Peter who, after a few years in Colombia, is now living an expat dream life of sun, sea (and skiing!) in…

Meet the Expat – Anna Fill in Liguria, Italy

In this week's interview we hear from Anna Fill, who many of you will know from The Riviera Woman website.   "I speak the language, love the…

How to afford the cost of kids this summer holidays

If keeping a sharp eye on the family budget is a necessary evil, the summer holidays can be a bit of a stressful time. So, here are…

10 free things to do with active kids this summer

Oh, don’t you just love the long school summer holidays!? Yes? Kind of?... It's a lot of time to fill, especially if both parents are working and…

How have new immigration policies affected you?

As new political parties sweep into office across the world, local, national and international policies inevitably change. Have any changes affected your international lifestyle? The recent upheaval…

Changes in Global Migration - how will this affect you?

Over the past couple of years extremist views and parties have become more popular. Residency rules are being tightened, working visas are becoming harder to obtain -…

Brexit negotiations begin with focus on status of EU citizens

  It's been three months since Article 50 was triggered, and as negotiations begin we will be focusing on how Brexit affects British expats living in the…

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