Expat Guides

Australian Expat Tax: Offshore bonds & Returning/Migrating to Australia while obtaining tax resident status

The tax advantages of Australian tax residents holding an offshore bondWhile abroad, non-resident Australians holding a Guernsey based offshore bond will benefit from ‘gross-roll...

Dubai offers expatriates an abundance of sun, sand and sophistication.

Once a small fishing settlement, Dubai today is a cosmopolitan city-state embodying both old and new, east and west. Visitors to the city will...

Is Offshore Investing Right For American and British Expatriates ?

Expats living and working overseas eventually have to grapple with the question of what to do about savings and investing. For those of you...

Confessions of a Former Transferee: How I Viewed the Appraisal Process

The relocation appraisal can be a major source of conflict between employers and their transferring employees. Here's one transferee's story - and what you...

Expat Pension planning: a huge problem without a solution to please everyone.

Pension planning is a huge problem without a solution to please everyone. Therefore, it will continue to be avoided and postponed for as long...

Know the difference between Expat Saving, Investing and Planning

Americans, Europeans and other expats working as expatriates overseas on a long-term posting quickly realize that they have to deal with many of the...

Expat Offshore Banking – Your Solution to Your Money

Being an expat there will always be a problem with managing your money in a good way and this article will show you how...

Expat Emergencies: Building an Expat Emergency Fund

An emergency fund is just as it sounds. A fund of money set aside just in case you really need access to money at...

Is your long-distance financial planner relationship still working?

Do you already have a financial plan put together by a professional adviser or planner back in Europe or the US before you came...

Relocating to Paris: Vive la Difference

Best known in American circles as a city of romance, Paris is also home to a growing number of US expatriates. Following is some...

Visiting Tokyo

RENTLY, I READ AN ARTICLE WHERE ANTHONY BOURDAIN DESCRIBED SOLO TRAVEL IN TOKYO AS “INTIMIDATING” AND “THRILLING.”This...

Visiting Tokyo

RENTLY, I READ AN ARTICLE WHERE ANTHONY BOURDAIN DESCRIBED SOLO TRAVEL IN TOKYO AS “INTIMIDATING” AND “THRILLING.”This...

Giving Birth in Shanghai – Mother Interview

Despite all the excitement and joy that comes with having a baby, the thought of giving birth can be unnerving. And even...

Expat Repatriation: you’ve changed!

You're moving back home. You know the people. You speak the language. You understand the culture. You know how to get things...

Expat Pregnancy in Shanghai – Around the Table.

We talk to a group of Pudong moms about being pregnant and having babies in Shanghai.Several months back,...

Moving to South Korea: Meeting people

Moving to South Korea will no doubt be an adventure. It will of course also be a huge challenge moving to a...