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15 Aug
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Purpose: Your New Life Overseas Won’t Last Without It

How Not To Become A Complaining Drunk In Your New Life Overseas When I ask attendees at conferences what they've got planned after they've made their moves overseas, many tell me they intend to play a lot of golf... or go deep-sea fishing every day. While those activities can be fun... and you could do [...]
01 Aug
A big house with a swimming pool

Why My Property Portfolio Is Doubled Down On Diversification

Making Money (And Finding Love) Overseas As longtime readers know, 99% of my investment portfolio is in real estate. Yet my overriding mantra is: Diversification, diversification, diversification. It is the key to success both with your investments and your lifestyle. That's why my real estate portfolio is very diversified. It includes agricultural land, raw land, [...]
16 Aug
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How To Seek Out New Peers When You Move Overseas

Tips For Finding Your Peers When Living Abroad After living overseas for 20 years now, I've lost touch with all of my old friends in the States except one. The main reason I'm able to stay in contact with that one is he lives near Washington, D.C. where we visit at least once a year, [...]
23 Jul
Bull Run Statue in Pamplona, Spain

Cultural Respect: Running From The Bulls, But Not The BS

Anyone Buying Into A Cultural Appropriation Argument Is A Moron Earlier this month Kathleen and I traveled with a group of friends to Pamplona, Spain, for the Festival of San Fermín... The annual Running of the Bulls that Mr. Hemingway made so famous. Kathleen reported on our expat adventure in her daily dispatch... and, well, some [...]
16 Jul
How To Retire Overseas book on a wooden floor

Finally, A “How To Retire Overseas” Plan Anyone Can Afford

Where Shall I Send Your Copy Of My Wife's New Book? Several weeks ago, a brand-new, updated, and expanded edition of my wife's "How To Retire Overseas" book was published by Penguin Random House. It's now on bookstore shelves across America... and, of course, Kathleen and I very much hope you'll want to read it. [...]
12 Jul
USA and Chinese flags on mountain signpost

Obtaining A Visa For China And Complicated Travel Logistics

As I reported last week, Kathleen and I need visas for China. We’ll be traveling to the country with our son in August to install him in his freshman dorm room at NYU Shanghai. The visa application process proved only mildly complicated. We’re in Europe and elsewhere until we leave for China, so we couldn’t apply […]