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moving abroad where do I start

I Want to Move Abroad. Where Do I Start?

“When I do research about moving abroad, I get overwhelmed by all the information. Where do I start?” I used to get variations on this question every month when I wrote about international living on my blog and started reporting from
living costs are cheap in Cambodia

What it Costs to Live in Cambodia

  How do these expenses for living in Cambodia compare to yours? A 2-bedroom apartment with a pool in the capital city for $500, a $5 massage for an hour, a full-time nanny or housekeeper for $120 a month, meals out
Foreign ATM fees

Ways to Keep From Getting Hosed When Getting to Your Money Abroad

Since I write a lot about living abroad and being a digital nomad, I get a lot of questions about money access. “Do you get a local bank account?” “Where should I put my money back home so I can get
storing your things and moving abroad

6 Nagging Details to Take Care of Before You Move Abroad

If you want to travel long-term, work as a digital nomad, or move abroad, you probably can’t just grab your passport and go. There are some details you have to take care of  first to make sure you don’t leave a
Buying a retirement home in a foreign country

Take Your Time When House Hunting Abroad

If you’re thinking of investing in a house or condo in a foreign country, understand that what you see on TV about buying real estate is often fiction scripted for entertainment. In looking through old posts on this blog I need