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Donating what we don't need anymore for a move abroad

The Strange Joy of Shedding Possessions for a Move Abroad

  For the third and probably last time, I am shedding a big percentage of my possessions and am heading out of the country. I am moving abroad with just a few suitcases. The photo above was the scene outside my
cost of living in Portugal

What It Costs to Live in Portugal

  What are the costs to live in Portugal? Lower than most of the rest of Europe, actually. I’ve sung the praises of traveling for cheap in Portugal before. But what is the cost of living in Portugal like there as
Lake Batur Spa in Bali

Living in Bali – Costs and Best Places for Expats

The last time I visited Bali was so long ago that it was getting less than 1/10 the amount of visitors it does now. The Indonesian island has become a digital nomad hotspot though, a prime choice for many who want
expatriates filing taxes from another country

What Do Americans Do About Taxes When They Live Abroad?

As the author of A Better Life for Half the Price, one of the questions I get from potential expats is, “What do I do about taxes after I move to another country?” Well, Americans abroad have to file U.S. taxes
moving abroad where do I start

I Want to Move Abroad. Where Do I Start?

When you’re looking on information on how to move abroad, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the options. I’ll often get frustrated e-mails from people just trying to cut through the clutter. The gist of the question is usually, “Where