Yes, I know. You don’t want to think about it, much less talk about it, which is why I have been getting shifty looks from most of my expat network this week when I asked them the seemingly simple question: “Do you have a will?’ Want to know how many people said “Yes”?

Two. Out [...]

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Update: After considerable lobbying from consumer groups, the US Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection has amended the rule requiring evidence of independent income when applying for consumer credit, replacing it with a declaration of household income. This is excellent news for accompanying partners in the United States who had been denied access to [...]

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Expat life plays havoc with your finances. Often you are paid in one currency but live day-to-day with another, creating a budget is impossible when you have no idea what you will need or what anything costs, and trying to keep track of your spending when you have to establish a whole new life, home [...]

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It’s the second part of our guide to avoiding relocation disaster – and the same rules apply for domestic moves, diplomatic postings and international assignments. So before you sign on the dotted line, here’s numbers 4 and 5 of the essential questions that every relocating expat should ask.. If you missed the first part, [...]

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Reinvention

On November 8, 2011 By

I’m going through a process of complete reinvention. As those of you who have read my earlier posts know, and those who stumble upon the gaps and broken links will guess, I don’t have a background in computing, writing, or anything remotely techie. I did a BSc (Hons) in Nursing, stumbled into teaching, and [...]

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Courage

On September 26, 2011 By

courage does not always roar. sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow”.

mary anne radmacher

 

I always wonder whether she had experienced relocation firsthand. For me, her words sum up so many days of the first six months of [...]

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Career Dilemma

On September 17, 2011 By

I tried to write my résumé last night, and I’m beginning to think I’m unemployable. Seriously. And I have only myself to blame.

 

The Global Relocation world has finally noticed that the accompanying spouses on most assignments are overwhelmingly well educated, highly motivated and usually professionally qualified people, rather than the servile 1950′s caricatures [...]

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