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Blog > 2016


Business Etiquette, Bank Accounts And Buying A House

This week at Expat Focus we've mainly been concerned with the practicalities of moving abroad.

How do you set up an international bank account, for example? How do you settle into a new workplace, especially if you'll be the manager? What's the latest expat news on finance and healthcare worldwide?    more ...

Blog > 2016


Startups, Sexism And Savings - This Week On Expat Focus

Working abroad is a great way to earn money and explore a new place at the same time, but it isn't always straightforward. Take a look at these new rules for expat contractors in the UK.

Canada is trying to attract more entrepreneurs with a tempting start-up visa that requires only a good idea and a relatively small amount of investment.    more ...

Blog > 2016


Budgeting, Expat Experiences and International Schools

The most terrifying part of moving abroad often isn't culture shock, or leaving your family behind, or completely uprooting your life. It's money. Will you be able to afford it? How will you be able to afford it?

We've put together a budgeting guide for expats moving to the UAE. And columnist Kathleen Peddicord has written this month about how you probably can't afford not to retire abroad.    more ...

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Expat Blogs And Dealing With Difficulties

While moving abroad is a fun and exciting challenge, it does come with its fair share of difficulties. Some of these are unique to living abroad, such as culture shock and missing those back home; others are problems that can arise anywhere, but for which living abroad adds an extra dimension.

Self-doubt is a concern for many people abroad: what if I can't learn the language? Did I make the right decision? Here are our tips for dealing with these feelings.    more ...

Blog > 2016


Expat Life And Expat Goals

There's surely no better way of working out whether you want to move to a place than learning about the experiences of people who are already there. We've spoken to Becky Caudill in Dublin, Emily Anne Thomason in Brisbane, Jessica Venture in Casarano and Jasmine Mah in Bergamo about their experiences of expat life.    more ...

Blog > 2016


Retirement, Investment, And Global Nomad Lifestyles

It's nearly midsummer here in London (not that you'd know it from the weather!), and we're gearing up for the school holidays and hordes of tourists.

In the meantime, of course, we have our usual selection of expat-related news, views and tips for you to enjoy.

Are you an international investor? Tom Zachystal has some advice on important issues you should consider.    more ...

Blog > 2016


Expat Finance, Retirement, And Recommended Blogs

Happy weekend, everybody!

We've been busy as ever over at ExpatFocus.com, working to bring you interesting articles and useful insights about expat life.

Two of our columnists posted updates this week: Kathleen Peddicord talks about her #1 choice for luxury living on the beach, while Toni Hargis has an un-American moment.    more ...

Blog > 2016


Business, Books and Best Bits: This Week On ExpatFocus

We kicked off the week over at ExpatFocus.com with a financial update, bringing you the latest news in expat money.

A lot of this week's content was career-focused, including why moving to Malaysia will bring you job satisfaction and the ten safest cities for expat businesspeople.    more ...

Blog > 2016


Hiring Expat Managers And Finding Your Happy Place

This week we've been busy as ever, even while your editorial team is battling downright strange weather here in London. From sun to hail to rain to snow to storm and back to sunshine, all within 24 hours.

No wonder the English talk about the weather all the time.

These expat experiences from Sarah in Portugal and Gloria in the Philippines transported us briefly to warmer climes.    more ...

Blog > 2016


Finance, Pensions And Staying In Shape

This week has been a busy one for the ExpatFocus team; we've been travelling around and getting things done, but still bringing you your usual expat life related content!

Are you a British expat in Australia? Take a look at this information about pensions.

Our financial update for the week covers everything you need to know about managing your money abroad.    more ...