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Sight and sound treats for expats in Luxembourg

If you enjoy non-mainstream movies, Luxembourg is the place to be this month with the CinEast film festival. Read on to find out more and how to…

The best place to live for your children's health and wellbeing

If your children's overall health and wellbeing is paramount to having a happy expat experience, look no further than northern Europe, according to the results of a…

What you need to do to find a rental property in Belgium

The most pressing item on just about every expat’s moving-overseas checklist is organising a place to live, preferably before leaving one assignment and moving to the next.…

How to get your property ready for autumn

Whether you hope to sell your home between now and the end of the year or you just feel it needs some care after the summer, now…

Is IRS Reporting to Foreign Governments About NRA’s US Deposit Accounts? NOPE!  

Generally, nonresident alien individuals (NRAs) are not taxed by the US when they receive interest income from amounts on deposit with US financial institutions, including banks and…

Part II: Foreign Data In Chaos at IRS

My earlier blog post introduced the notion that chaos reigns over at the offshore information vault maintained by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  My post detailed how…

Pound Rises as CBI Data Suggests Retail Uptick This Month

The Pound is climbing against the major currencies* today thanks to some positive retail data. What can we expect from the currency market in the week ahead?…

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…

Meet the Expat – Mariam Ottimofiore living in Dubai

Our guest this week describes herself as an "eternal expat". She has lived in 7 countries and 3 continents and is now raising 2 multicultural and multilingual kids in…

Meet the Expat – Amy Grace in Algarve, Portugal

This week we head over to the sunny Algarve region of Portugal to catch up with newby expat family Amy, Richard and James Grace from the UK. We've…

How to plan and budget a wedding

What do you need to think about when you're planning and budgeting for an expat wedding? Here are some hints and tips to help make your special…

Come into a lump sum of money? Here's what to think about now

Have you recently been lucky enough to come into a lump sum of money? Here are some questions to ask yourself so that you can work  the…

Global work visas changing thanks to digital nomads and expat tech talent

The digital nomad revolution is all around you and it’s probably affecting you far more than you may think. Here's why... If you’re sitting in a coffee…

UK Brexit plans: are you bored or boiling with rage?

While the UK and the EU wrangle their way through Brexit, do you sit back and wait, stifle a yawn or get upset and feel unsettled? Here's…

UK retirees race to settle in Europe before Brexit

With the continuing uncertainty around Brexit and the potential impact on freedom of movement within Europe, many British retirees are moving to Europe while they still can.…

Brexit update

New customs proposals laid out by Government in paper on future relationship with EU Expats with businesses involved in exporting and importing to the UK will be…

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