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working from their European holiday homes

Half Of Overseas Owners Plan To Work From Their European Holiday Homes 

50% of people buying abroad are now considering working from their European holiday homes, new research reveals.   In a survey of nearly 600 home hunters conducted by overseas property experts Your Overseas Home, half of respondents said they may work from their holiday home once they’ve found their ideal property – proof that a home...

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How To Stick With Your Workout Routine When You Are Always Traveling

Traveling can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a lot of work. Coordination rooms, planning routes, and packing can feel like a full-time job when you are frequently on the road (or in the air). That doesn’t even touch on what it can do to a fitness routine. Luckily, you don’t...

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...

basic Spanish words

Basic Spanish Words Every Expat In Spain Should Learn

Moving to a new country for work, pleasure, retirement, or a small holiday can be one of the most exciting things to happen in a person’s life. New cultures, different landscapes, interesting people and a new way of life – these are some experiences that should not be missed out on, especially if you...

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,...

live well as an expatriate

How To Live Well As An Expatriate

There can be numerous advantages to moving to another country, from better financial prospects to fleeing a crisis. While there are potential advantages, there are also plenty of challenges facing expatriates living in a new country. Overcoming these challenges is essential to achieving your initial goals and a higher quality of life, and these...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Learning Spanish

Learning Spanish cannot be accomplished in a matter of hours or days, so let’s focus on becoming conversational first. If you want to learn Spanish but don’t know where to start, we strongly suggest you keep on reading this article. Originally published by Gymglish Spanish is the second most spoken language...

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5 Dumb Reasons To Learn Spanish

Hola amigos and amigas, formigos and formigas. We’ve already made a serious post, admittedly mostly for robots, and entirely in French, about why learning Spanish is a good idea. Now that we’ve pleased our SEO overlords, allow us to present a less serious set of reasons to learn the language of Neruda and Iglesias. Without further ado, here are 5 stupid reasons...

expat partner

The Impact Of Giving Up Your Job To Become An Expat Partner

Not everyone outside the expat community responds positively when you talk about being an expat. Sometimes judgement is apparent; you can be seen as a spoiled, stay-at-home expat partner with no material needs or wants, spending lazy afternoons at the pool-side sipping cocktails with friends. This may or may not have been true many decades...

Foreign Income In Spain

Are Expats Obliged To Declare Their Foreign Income In Spain?

Since 2013, the Spanish tax authority has required every person having a tax residence in Spain to declare all foreign assets using the 720 Form. The original purpose of this measure was to fight fraud and discover all hidden assets that belonged to Spanish citizens. But in practice, the obligation to submit 720 has become...

What Americans Don't Know About Living in Europe

What Americans Don’t Know About Living In Europe

Visiting Europe has long been a kind of rite of passage for Americans. It’s somewhat ironic since many Americans are descended from people who went to great lengths to leave Europe.  Still, Americans feel a kind of propriety over their ancient motherland, like they know Europe, perhaps better than the Europeans do.  Even a...

top Spain blogs

Top Spain Blogs From UK Expats

MoneyTransfers.com have created a list of the Top 20 blogs from UK expats giving their insight into life as an expat in various locations around the world.  Here we publish the listing of the top Spain blogs and the general expat blogs with a brief description of each.   Originally published by...