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cost of living in Portugal

What It Costs to Live in Portugal

  I’ve sung the praises of traveling for cheap in Portugal before after being impressed by how reasonably priced it was when I visited for a couple weeks. But what does it cost to actually live there as an expat? Here
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
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