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18 Aug
gossip

Rumor And Gossip Can Be The Bane Of Life In Overseas Expat Communities

High school, small towns, and expat communities all have something in common that you don’t hear much about—gossip. I’d pit some expats I’ve known against any 13-year-old girl in this regard, including, in some cases, the meanest girls on the playground. Sipping coffee in their favorite morning meeting spots, expats around the world are formulating […]

24 Sep
The Cost Of Health Insurance With Obamacare

The Cost Of Health Insurance With Obamacare

Why Obamacare Is Just One More Reason To Diversify California has released information on the cost of Obamacare coverage for those who don't have health insurance otherwise. The average premium cost for the silver plan (they have bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans) will be US$321 monthly. The annual deductible for this level of coverage [...]
16 Sep
Say Goodbye To Big Brother

Say Goodbye To Big Brother

My #1 Recommendation For Where To Go Off-Grid A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how to get away from Big Brother. Today I’d like to offer a recommendation for where to get away from Big Brother: Belize. Belize is a place where it is easy to go offline and off-grid while still retaining access [...]
07 Mar
Financial Planning Strategies For Retiring Overseas

Financial Planning Strategies For Retiring Overseas

The Death Of The 4% Rule (And What That Means For Retirees Overseas) Friend and colleague Paul Terhorst forwarded me an article from the Wall Street Journal(WSJ) that talks about the death of the 4% rule. Paul writes a column for the Overseas Retirement Letter about the financial aspects of retiring overseas, so this kind of thing gets [...]
31 Dec
How To Live Well On A Budget Overseas

How To Live Well On A Budget Overseas

I’ve been living overseas so long that my wife tells me I don’t know what things cost in the “real world” anymore, especially, she assures me, as my current frame of reference is Panama. Certainly, our first 24 hours or so in New York City last week, I thought she must be right. I must […]