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A 10-point checklist for stress-free festive family travel

The two main keys to low-stress family travel are surely: be prepared and be forewarned. With those two things in mind, here are my 10 tips for…

Let's share our Christmas anti-traditions...come on, we all have them!

Love it or hate it, there’s one thing for sure, it’s hard to avoid Christmas in most countries. But there are some small acts of defiance and…

12 cheap ways to decorate your home for the holidays

It’s so tempting to splash out on new decorations and new looks for the festive season, but the cost of it all soon mounts up. A great…

10 reasons why renting is a good choice for expats

The question of buying or renting comes down to three main criteria for most expats: having the finances to purchase a property overseas, having the time to…

Estate Tax: Joint Ownership of Property with A Non-US Spouse

My earlier blog post gave a head’s up to married couples about US tax issues that can arise when assets are owned jointly with a spouse who…

Meghan and Harry - KISS! (Keep It Separate Sweetheart) - US Gift Tax Perils of Joint Ownership

My earlier blog post gave a head’s up to married couples about jointly owned assets when one spouse is a non-US citizen.  The US Estate and Gift…

Your Weekly Currency Round-Up From Currency UK

Currency UK, our money exchange and transfer partners, are giving you the latest currency news and updates from the past week... Last week, the big news for…

Your Currency Update - What You Need To Know

Make sure you know what's happening in the world of currency this week, with an update from our partners, Currency UK. Last week, hope that Brexit talks…

Meet the Expat – Naomi Hattaway, now living in Nebraska

Naomi Hattaway knows a thing or two about moving home - she's done it 15 times! She's passionate about helping families through the (often painful) relocation process…

Meet the Expat – Ken Shaw living in Gran Canaria, Spain

Ken Shaw is living the expat dream in his tropical home in Gran Canaria, Spain. It is, quite simply, his idea of paradise... which he and his wife…

Assets, divorce and expats

Have you moved overseas from the UK and are now facing the difficult situation of having to deal with a divorce? If you are, take two minutes…

How to boost your festive season budget

If you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet (a touch of the "baa-humbugs"?), it’s definitely time to get going now. If we don’t (I’m including myself in…

How is your expat life? Better or worse than last year?

How's life at the moment? OK, pretty good, great or an endless struggle? The OECD's annual 'How's Life?' report makes a pretty good stab at measuring how…

Does Catalonia's bid for independence affect you?

If you live in one of the many areas of Europe or, indeed, the rest of the world, does the local fight for independence, whether peaceful or…

Brexit breakthrough: Freedom of movement secured for EU/UK citizens

In arguably the most significant resolution of the Brexit process to date, EU citizens abroad (including UK citizens in the EU) have been assured that nothing will…

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.…

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