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rent or buy

Key Considerations When Deciding To Buy Or Rent Abroad

Approximately four million British citizens currently live outside the UK, with UK house prices rising at their fastest rate since 2004, coupled with a cost of living crisis, it’s no surprise why the British public might consider moving abroad. However, moving overseas is a big decision. Unfortunately, it’s easy to get swept up in the ‘buy vs rent’ debate....

Living In Singapore As An Expat On A Budget

Living In Singapore As An Expat On A Budget

Living abroad allows you to explore, meet new people, and call a new country home. However, living abroad has its challenges. The biggest challenge for many people is the cost of living. Here we look at living in Singapore as an expat on a budget. Food, water, and shelter are the...

Outdoor Activities To Help Expats Relax

Time For Some Fun: Outdoor Activities To Help Expats Relax

Being an expat can be a difficult task. Especially given you are living in a new country and a new world. For many people, there are language barriers, not to mention the potential culture shock. Assimilation is not an easy task for every expat. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Not if...

stay connected to home when moving abroad

Ideal Ways To Stay Connected To Home When Moving Abroad

Deciding to up sticks and move to another country isn’t a decision that many people take lightly. The prospect of leaving friends and family behind gives us food for thought and is typically the deciding factor between going or staying. How do you stay connected to home when moving abroad? Given...

moving abroad with pets

Tips For Expats Moving Abroad With Pets In 2022

Planning to start a new chapter? Are you taking your pet with you? Do you know the laws related to moving abroad with pets? Well, now is the right time to find out, especially if it involves any furry companions you might bring with you, be that overseas or offshore. ...

living in the Balkans

Living In The Balkans: A Guide For Expats

Situated in Southern Europe, the Balkan Peninsula is home to some of the most beautiful yet often overlooked destinations on the continent. Balkan countries have long been characterised as places of political turmoil and instability, but the reality of living in this region is vastly different. Here is a guide to living in the...

moving tips

5 Easy Moving Tips To Make Your Move Less Stressful

You’ve spent weeks or even months planning to move to your dream home, and now it is time to move there. Even though it can be exciting buying a new home and even more so when it is in a new country, the whole moving process can get a little stressful. There are a...

Reasons To Become an Expat

Seven Great Reasons To Become An Expat

The idea of living abroad is a fantasy that many of us have entertained. It can seem like a dream to imagine living in exotic foreign locales, enjoying all the best and most exciting opportunities that another country can afford. Today’s world makes it easier than ever to pursue your dreams of moving abroad. ...

Things To Pack When You're Moving Abroad

5 Things To Pack When You’re Moving Abroad

There are countless reasons why people give up their home countries to become expatriates. Sometimes it’s work, education or retirement that lures them away. Other times it’s a yearning to live in another culture or a desire for a more simplistic, minimalistic or more meaningful existence. Whatever your reason is for starting your journey...

How To Maintain A Long-Distance Relationship When Moving Abroad

A long-distance relationship can be hard to maintain, and unfortunately, this is often the case. There is a lot of pressure on both parties to make things work and that can often end in tears. However, one survey discovered that long-distance relationships have a 58% success rate. That’s perhaps a little too close to...

identity theft

6 Tools Expats Can Use To Protect Themselves Against Identity Theft

Everyone should find ways to protect their personal information online. This is especially true for expats and others who are living abroad. Here are six tools expats can use to protect themselves against identity theft. 1. Education While it’s not as high tech as other common identity theft protection tools,...

Balance Your Work And Social Life

How To Balance Your Work And Social Life When Living Abroad

Few things are as exciting as moving and living abroad, whether you’re taking on a part-time job or working full time. While the whole experience can be incredibly enriching and rewarding, things can get pretty overwhelming if you’re not being careful. In fact, many individuals who are new to living and working abroad tend...