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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
cost of living in Hungary

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Hungary?

  Hungary is not super cheap in every way, but the destination is a good value for people who want to live a good life for less in central Europe. Anyone moving to Budapest from a similarly sized city in Europe,
travel resources and websites for Nicaragua

Useful Nicaragua Travel Websites and Resources

Here’s how I opened this post when it originally went up in 2008: “There aren’t a lot of Nicaragua travel websites out there, partly because there’s not much money to be made yet. The tourism numbers are still relatively small. That