Living abroad is an exciting experience, but it’s not always glamorous. When you choose to live in China, for example, expat life can be a bit of a challenge. It’s certainly not a bad place to live, but knowing a bit about the challenges you can expect to face will make life as an expats in China much easier to handle. Read more
Moving abroad is the adventure of a lifetime, however before the adventure begins, there’s plenty of planning to do. An important aspect of this planning for Americans moving abroad is understanding the tax implications of the move, to ensure that you pay as little tax as possible and avoid penalties, which can be applied even if you weren’t aware of their obligations. Read more
Five Tips to Convince Your Employer to Let You Work Abroad as Digital Nomad
As an employee of a company, you are entitled to numerous financial benefits and perks apart from various allowances. Expenses related to healthcare paid leaves or vacations, and children’s education are usually covered in your pay package as an expat worker. However, if you are feeling stuck or bogged down in your office or tired of the daily commuting for hours, you would need a solid plan to convince your employer to let you work abroad as a digital nomad. Read more
It has been recently noted by the World Health Organization (WHO) that there were approximately 1.24 million deaths on the world’s roads in 2013. Traveling on the roads of the country you are living in is a critical component of an expat assignment or business trip. It is a good idea to investigate and understand the risks factors and take steps if possible to protect your safety. The WHO report also noted that 28 countries have comprehensive road safety laws. It has been further reported that some of the most dangerous road safety stats are in Malaysia, Cambodia and Colombia. Countries such as Norway, the United Kingdom and Sweden have the best traffic safety records according to the OECD.
Many expats are planning or have already booked a trip home in Christmas. When heading back from an expat assignment, we need to get a list of things such as plane tickets, gifts, hotels, etc. However, many may forget one less obvious thing: international health insurance. Be aware of your options for health care insurance coverage while you are celebrating Christmas with your family this winter.
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