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Blog > 2017


Expat Professionals, The Panama Pensionado, And Positive Mental Health

  Posted Friday October 13, 2017 (09:31:55)   (134 Reads)


Our podcast guest this week is Jonathan Brown, who talks about his life in Singapore and how to maintain a location-independent lifestyle.

On Tuesday it was World Mental Health Day; Dr. Walid Abdul-Hamid of Priory Dubai wrote an article for us about promoting positive mental health in the workplace.

Of course it's important not to neglect any aspect of health - this week, we ask whether you should opt for local or international health insurance.

Professional life abroad can be a challenge - there's been an influx of expats into Japan from Singapore. We take a look at why that might be.

Not everyone works for a company - here's a guide to self-employment in Chile.

If you've worked all your life and you're now looking for somewhere warm and laid-back to retire, take a look at Panama.

Columnist Jess Faraday has some tips for expats moving to Scotland.

We have a couple of useful guides for you this week: here's a guide to driving in Italy, and here's how to deal with the bugs in Costa Rica.

We also caught up with several people who live abroad this week:

Hyun in Estonia
Kimberly in Egypt
Rama in Germany
Jordan in England
Joy in New Zealand

Would you like to share your experience of life abroad with other readers? Answer the questions here to be featured in an interview!

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