Moving and Working Abroad

Tax Rules for American Expats and Long-Term Travelers

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Cover of a book about Tax Rules for American Expats and Long-Term Travelers.

What? You didn’t know that as an American you are taxed no matter where you live or earn your income? Tax rules for American expats and long-term travelers can be very confusing. If you’re reading this, you probably fall into one of the following three categories: Expats Expats are what most people think of when… Read More >>

21 Reasons Why You Should Choose to Work In Singapore

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A beautiful night photo of Singapore; one reason why you should choose to work in Singapore.

Singapore is home to thousands of international businesses, and their employees – should you think about making the move? At the heart of southeast Asia, Singapore stands as one of the world’s most glamorous business destinations: a thriving commercial hub with a favorable operating environment – and a valuable gateway to the APAC region. But… Read More >>

Living in Cambodia: Pros and Cons

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You can experience beautiful islands like this one, Koh Rong, when living in Cambodia. Long tail boats are docked along the beach; backdrop of lush forestry.

Ever since Thailand has started getting tough on visas, more and more expats have considered living in Cambodia. The convenience is definitely there: Cambodia is an earshot away from Thailand, so you can easily visit your old stomping grounds in Bangkok or elsewhere. There is also a certain romantic appeal to the kingdom; Cambodia is rapidly… Read More >>

7 Common Questions About Saudi Arabia

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Huge, white unbrellas at the An Nabawi Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia. Pilgrims walk in the shade underneath.

When many think of Saudi Arabia, they think of sand, of Islam, of women in veils. They think of ultra-conservatism and possible danger. They think of all the stuff they’ve seen on TV, plus all the stuff friends who’ve never been there have fed them. Having lived there a long time, I get asked a… Read More >>

The Dummy’s Guide to DropShipping: Set-up & Advice

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My laptop and smoothie in Cambodia as I write the article: Guide to Dropshipping.

I wish there’d been a Dummy’s Guide to Dropshipping when I first got started. Especially one that covered legal nuances, and not just the store design. I will try to condense as much information as possible below, since it could easily span a whole book. As I mentioned in my last article about making over $600,000 in… Read More >>

How I Made $617,218.36 In One Year While Traveling The World

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Success only came after defeat. It all started when I got on plane to Vietnam from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was 2014 and I’d just quit my career as a bank executive. I really didn’t know what to expect next. What I did know was that I was leaving some serious job stability behind. My coworkers just couldn’t understand what… Read More >>

What’s Expat Life in Chiang Mai Like?

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Bustling expat life in Chiang Mai's walking street. It is packed with tourists and expats alike shopping for goods.

“You’re still in Thailand?” is a question I get asked all the time when I go back home to visit friends and family. Most don’t realize how long I’ve been an expat abroad–and the next questions invariably center around expat life in Chiang Mai and what living in the North of Thailand is like. Pointblank: I… Read More >>

Why Don’t US Banks Like American Expats?

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Traveling abroad is an unparalleled experienced, but if you choose to live abroad long-term it’s best you know US banks don’t like American expats. They fear the repercussions of dealing with customers who remain abroad long-term as it exposes them to many unknowns and the prospect of terrorism financing. I can’t emphasize how laws like the… Read More >>

7 Top Ways To Blow Money in Southeast Asia

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No matter how much inflation hurts prices in Southeast Asia, the area steadfastly remains one of the cheapest expat destinations in the world. Even as rents in larger cities like Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City swell, those in neighboring towns–even nearby neighborhood–remain affordable. You’ll always find ways to save money, but you’ll also find an… Read More >>

7 Challenges of Life in Thailand

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Thai police officer patrolling a local market in Bangkok Thailand.

You’ve decided you want to move somewhere far away and have done some pretty extensive research. You may have weighed places like Vietnam against others like Romania or Colombia–and eventually settled on one: Thailand! If you’re like many expats who choose to live in Southeast Asia, you definitely know the allure of Thailand; it isn’t too raw,… Read More >>