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How Will The Autumn Statement Affect British Expat Pensioners?

Posted on Thursday February 09, 2017 (12:12:22)
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The senior citizens of the United Kingdom have the right to claim their state pension even when they are residing in a foreign country, as long as they have paid the adequate number of National Insurance contributions (usually at least 10 years, without any exceptions). The current retirement age is 65 for men and 60 for women across Britain. However, the limit for women has been increasing gradually, so that the gap between genders reduces.   more ...

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Does Living Abroad Improve You As A Person?

Posted on Tuesday February 07, 2017 (11:51:46)
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People become expats for a number of reasons. Some move abroad because their job requires it. Others enjoy the experience of traveling and exploring new cultures. Still others decide to relocate for educational purposes. Another major reason for becoming an expat is love, where one partner may be living in another country. Some people also move for better weather, especially to countries with milder winters.   more ...

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Cyber Insurance: A Guide For Expats

Posted on Tuesday February 07, 2017 (11:03:11)
The internet has become an unlimited source of information for just about any subject today, including the more confidential ones. You can easily find many kinds of material on just about anything within a matter of minutes and at the click of a button. It therefore wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that no content is completely safe and secure, thanks to the internet. Unfortunately, this medium has also played a significant role in certain types of crimes.   more ...

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What Do Americans Miss The Most When They Move Abroad?

Posted on Monday February 06, 2017 (10:32:14)
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Moving to a new country can bring up a mix of emotions. It can be exciting and worrying at the same time. The transition can be an emotional rollercoaster, but when things settle down a bit, you will start viewing the overall experience as an overwhelmingly positive one. There are numerous benefits to moving overseas.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Responsible Volunteering

Posted on Tuesday January 31, 2017 (10:18:27)
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There are a number of organizations overseas that offer volunteering opportunities, and there has been a rise in the level of interest from people who wish to do something worthwhile during their stay abroad. Volunteering can be a rewarding and life-changing experience, and also an opportunity to explore a different culture and become acquainted with the local people.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update 27 January 2017

Posted on Friday January 27, 2017 (10:17:21)
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Expat entrepreneurs encouraged in the US

Expat entrepreneurs may find it easier to enter and remain in the United States if they provide significant employment and economic benefits, says the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The DHS says it has the authority for granting a longer period of stay for those expat entrepreneurs who meet their criteria, but this will be done on a case-by-case basis.   more ...

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Expat Property Pitfalls And How To Avoid Them

Posted on Monday January 23, 2017 (13:10:07)
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Globalization has made the world a smaller place, and the number of expats and foreign residents in many countries is increasing every year. Many people now look for long-term educational, career, business and retirement options across the globe.   more ...

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11 Things Which May Surprise You As An American In Europe

Posted on Thursday January 19, 2017 (12:01:45)
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Moving overseas can take some getting used to. Adjusting is not always easy as there may be a host of things that are drastically different from your home country. A new language, a new cuisine, a different standard of living, and differing ideas about religion and politics are just some of the experiences expats face on a daily basis, and most expats are likely to go through some degree of culture shock.   more ...

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Technology Laws Expats Should Be Aware Of Before Moving Abroad

Posted on Tuesday January 17, 2017 (11:55:29)
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The internet has become a crucial aspect of our lives today. It is undoubtedly the most popular mode of communication, entertainment, learning and socializing across the globe. We use technology in our daily lives, be it at home, work, school, and even when we are on the go. Today, people residing in remote towns and villages are also connected to the worldwide web through their mobile devices, even if they do not have access to a computer.   more ...

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Nine Myths About The Digital Nomad Lifestyle... And One That's True

Posted on Monday January 16, 2017 (09:32:36)
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Wouldn’t it be great if you could earn a living while you roam all over the world? Many individuals are doing just that in this day and age, thanks to globalization and technology. You now have the freedom to operate from any corner of the planet as long as you have access to a computer (or a tablet / smartphone) and an internet connection.   more ...

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