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Article: Finding Professional Help In Your New Country

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Article: Finding Professional Help In Your New Country

Post Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:37 am

by Expat Focus columnist, Casey Bahr



I have always been one to try doing things on my own, without professional help. It is a trait inherited from my father, for better or worse. The tendency is borne of frugality and the willingness to do the research and take on the challenge of learning bureaucratic processes. For instance, I have always filled out my own tax returns without the help of a consultant even before there was software to ease that task. More and more, however, I am more inclined to seek help from the pros with regard to legal and financial undertakings.

Though I am certain that the entire enterprise of relocating to another country could be accomplished on one’s own, I could not recommend it. It is such a complicated endeavor that along the way you have to place trust in a number of professionals in order to avoid hassles down the road. If the country to which you move has a different culture, language and legal system, then hiring help is essential...

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