What are the pluses and minuses of moving to Italy? [more inside]
Several opportunities for my family to move to the States from Canada have come up and we are considering moving however we, early 30's SAHM and Husband + toddler, have no idea how basics such as down payments, mortgages, health insurance and retirement accounts work down there. We are considering a move to Bellevue, WA or Mountain View, CA so any advise on deciding between these two would also be great :) We are well versed in how all of these things work in Canada and are current home owners, so Bonus points for any side by side comparisons of how the American and Canadian systems differ or are similar. [more inside]
I'm going to quit my job and spend 6 months living in another country learning a language. I'm looking for your personal experience with excellent schools. Where should I go? [more inside]
What should I wear for my job interview. Difficulty: UK, technical position at an academic institution. [more inside]
What types of jobs or careers would let me live in the US but travel internationally every couple of months?
What types of jobs or careers would let me live in the US but travel internationally every couple of months? [more inside]
Help me make a decision: What was your experience living abroad without your partner for a year or more? [more inside]
I'm looking to work in/maybe move to, a country where same-sex marriage is legal and gay people are treated equally. Any recommendations? Any advice from expatriates? I've been in a committed and loving relationship with my partner for over 6 years. Looking forward, I would like to move to a country where I can get married, live, work, raise a family and be openly gay in a country with as much respect from the law and the community as everyone else. [more inside]
Help me with a "24 hour rule" in regards to expat taxes and being in transit. [more inside]
I'm moving to Santiago, Chile! What now? [more inside]
I am moving to Cape Town, South Africa in January. Need specific info, contained herein. [more inside]
I've recently returned to my home country after 12 years overseas. Just as I'm slowly starting to feel settled again after 6 months at home, an unexpected and very attractive job opportunity offers to take me abroad again. Should I resume the expat lifestyle? Of course it's not that simple... [more inside]
I'm going to Malaysia to do research for the summer: advise me, please! [more inside]
What are the quirks to living in Europe that will surprise me as an American and what do I need to know to be an effective and prepared expat American in Belgium? [more inside]
Talk me in to being excited about moving to Plymouth (UK, not US) [more inside]
Expat-Filter: Help me choose where to live next! [more inside]
How can an American expat get a credit card that isn't from a big bank? [more inside]
Is Denmark (specifically Copenhagen) a terrible or awesome place to live as an expat? [more inside]
I'm french-speaking, possible new job needs my resume in English. Please help me pimp my resume. [more inside]
How do taxes work on investments in mutual funds? I am a novice at investing. American citizen working overseas and building a portfolio finally. I've established my emergency savings and am heading into taxable investments. Unfortunately, I am unable to contribute to my Roth IRA or contribute to a traditional IRA while claiming FEIE (Foreign Earned Income Exemption) with the IRS. I'm looking into investing in Vanguard's VWINX fund. How would US taxes work on these investments?
I'm a UK citizen, working and paying taxes in the US, seeking a financial adviser/planner with knowledge of both systems — but someone who deals with relatively ordinary expats, not just multimillionaire hedge fund managers. Where do I begin, or do you have specific recommendations? [more inside]
Can I obtain a Tier 2 visa after doing a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa in the UK? [more inside]
Are there any US banks that will allow me to open an account online or by phone with a US passport instead of a driver's license? [more inside]
How do I land a job in the Bay Area when I'm currently living overseas? Or should I throw caution to the wind and move there first? [more inside]
Thinking of renouncing U.S. citizenship. Can you think of drawbacks I haven't considered? [more inside]
Help this part-time expat do Internet dating while living between two countries. [more inside]
I need a new UK bank account. Are there any that provide solid online banking, sensible fraud protection, and multi-currency?
I need a new UK bank account. Are there any that provide solid online banking, sensible fraud protection, and multi-currency? [more inside]
My husband and I have decided to "settle down" in Australia - his home country (I'm from California); we'll probably make the move in about a year. I've lived in Australia before, but the permanency of it is...new. I was wondering if anyone had any advice or knew of any good resources for expats or "lifers". [more inside]
As a US citizen, living and working abroad for many years, I recently heard of a new law that I must file tax returns on the US by Aug 31, 2011 or face a penalty. Anyone know about this? If US citizens live and pay taxes abroad, they generally are exempt up to $91,500.
Do any UK car insurers take US driving experience into account? [more inside]
Where should an American expat go to meet people in Japan? [more inside]
I want to apply for a job in another country, but I'm not ready to actually make the move yet. Given the logistics of finding a job internationally, what should my timeline be like? [more inside]
What has your experience been with regaining US Citizenship after voluntarily renouncing it? Wiki and word of mouth says previous citizens would be welcome...mostly... [more inside]
I am a US citizen who has lived in the UK for the past 7.5 years. I'm thinking of returning, but I wonder what credit implications will be. [more inside]
Fellow expats: Need some advice! Weighing the travel/stability/benefits of my current career choice vs. the personal costs of a transient expat lifestyle [more inside]
I am an American moving to Argentina. What documents do I need? [more inside]
I'm an American moving to Ireland for a temporary, six-month assignment. How do I fit in and understand the work culture to ensure I'm successful? [more inside]
I really like Mint, but it doesn't allow me to add on foreign banks. I have a particular need for a financial management system that can show my European and offshore bank accounts. Anyone know of anything? Thanks!
I'm from the US and I've gotten into a degree seeking program at a university in China. Student loans from the US, whether private or otherwise, are not available. Does anyone know how to get loans for studying in China as a foreign citizen? [more inside]
I am moving to Buenos Aires in July. I'm looking for advice, stories, and friends. [more inside]
I am a US citizen considering spending 6 months in Mexico City in about 12 to 18 months from now. What kind of things do I need to consider over the next year or so? [more inside]
Where can I watch the Canadian Federal Election in a bar/coffeshop in Austin, TX? [more inside]
I am living in a Chinese city for a month. What are some interesting things I can learn or do while here that I can't elsewhere? [more inside]
I'm considering going abroad to study for the bar exam during June and July. I'd like to go somewhere interesting, fun, and also relatively inexpensive. Two places I'm considering are Berlin and Buenos Aires. Assuming I rent an apartment for two months (probably shared), and live a decent but non-extravagant student's lifestyle (I'll be studying during the days, but will still have nights and weekends free to explore and have some fun), how much can I expect to spend per month in each city? Any other suggestions for inexpensive but fun cities?
Where should I move to in South America? Beunos Aires? Santiago? Lima? [more inside]
I am having a pretty hard time making a life decision on where to live. [more inside]
What countries are "relatively easy for Americans to immigrate to, have strong and growing economies with decent job prospects, and make citizenship a pretty fast process" ? [more inside]
How can I find someone in Thailand, who probably doesn't want to be found, without having to contact the one person who can contact him? [more inside]
Due concerns about the US's economic situation and disillusionment with its foreign and domestic policies, my boyfriend and I are considering moving to another country, and we're looking for suggestions where, and how to do it. [more inside]
What locations in or near San Jose (Costa Rica) should I scope out on my imminent vacation to further fuel my expat fantasies?
What locations in or near San Jose (Costa Rica) should I scope out on my imminent vacation to further fuel my expat fantasies? [more inside]
My wife and I are Americans living in the northeast. I have a long-shot job opportunity in London. My wife is a primary care MD working for the federal government. What, if any, medical career options would she have in the UK? [more inside]