Expat Taxes: An Important Factor when Working Abroad

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in live abroad, moving abroad | No Comments
Expat Taxes: An Important Factor when Working Abroad

If you are thinking about moving somewhere for a long period of time (long enough to become a resident for tax purposes), you may want to choose your destination carefully. Common factors for remote workers when deciding on a destination include the variety of things to do, the presence of an active expat community, the […]

Voting From Abroad: A Guide for Brits

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in live abroad, moving abroad | No Comments
Voting From Abroad: A Guide for Brits

When you live and work overseas, voting in elections can become complicated. Different countries have different rules on how citizens abroad can vote, and you may not have even realised it was even possible for you to do so. If you are British, a new online sign-up was recently launched to make voting in the […]

Expat Interview with James Devonshire in the Philippines

James lives on a small island in the Philippines and talks about his life and work since moving there a few years ago. 1. Where are you from originally? I’m originally from Somerset in the UK, so I grew up in the countryside scrumping apples and drinking cider. But while I love that part of […]

Most Expensive Expat Destinations: You May Be Surprised

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in live abroad, moving abroad | No Comments
Most Expensive Expat Destinations: You May Be Surprised

One of the big decisions you have to make when choosing a location to live and work overseas is the cost of living. Now ECA International has released its Cost of Living survey to reveal where in the world it is most expensive for expats to live – and there are some surprising results. The survey […]

Bitcoins for Expats: A Good Way to Move Your Money Around?

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in live abroad, work abroad | No Comments
Bitcoins for Expats: A Good Way to Move Your Money Around?

We hear more and more about Bitcoin these days – some of it positive, some of it negative. After arriving on the scene in 2009, it has generated no end of controversy. As the world’s first entirely digital currency, it is not controlled by any government or central bank, and it is free to move […]

Live Work Abroad Interview With Jo Harrison

About Jo: Jo spent 20 years in the grip of office work in the UK, and then took voluntary redundancy in 2011 and started her own virtual assistance business Writer’s Block Admin Services. Soon after she moved to France and now spends her days working for her UK clients online and enjoying the time to […]

Expats Over 55 Are the Real Silver Surfers

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in live abroad, moving abroad | No Comments
Expats Over 55 Are the Real Silver Surfers

Technology has changed the lives of expats forever. Nowadays many people living and working abroad could not imagine life without the internet. Indeed, many people working abroad would not be able to do so without the ability to connect with clients from back home and all over the world. So it comes as no surprise […]

Challenges of Opening a Bank Account Overseas

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in live abroad, moving abroad | No Comments
Challenges of Opening a Bank Account Overseas

If you plan to live for a considerable amount of time in a different country, you may start to think about opening a local bank account. However, banking is often one of the most complicated things for expats to arrange in a new country unless they become legal residents. Banking abroad comes with various challenges, […]

Interview with Will Hewitson of TorFx

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in live abroad, work abroad | No Comments
Interview with Will Hewitson of TorFx

Hi Will, thanks for chatting with LWA, tell us a little bit about you, what you do and who for? Hi Phil, it’s a pleasure. I work in the Business Development and Partnerships team at Tor Currency Exchange, one of the UK’s largest and leading foreign exchange brokers. As a company we assist thousands of […]

So Where Exactly Is the Best Place to Live Abroad?

So Where Exactly Is the Best Place to Live Abroad?

A few pieces of research have come out recently looking at the best places to live abroad for expats. If you are considering a life overseas to work remotely but have not yet decided on your destination, it’s always good to have an idea about which countries are proving popular with other expats. Quality of […]