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UAE expats told not to panic as dollar rates get gloomier

UAE expats told not to panic as dollar rates get gloomier
If you’re a USA professional relocating to the UAE and have a mortgage or other financial commitments in the home country, keeping an eye on the dollar weighting might be a good idea. During 2017, the almighty dollar lost around 10 per cent of its value when measured against a basket of global currencies. Its first decline for five...

Mexico wins out on low cost expat locations

Mexico wins out on low cost expat locations
For would-be expats turning their backs on EU member states due to Brexit, Mexico may well be the answer. For many aspiring expats, including retirees and budding entrepreneurs, the cost of living is a major factor in their choice of destination. Building a new life in EU member state favourites such as Spain is now risky due to Brexit,...

Which currency will win in 2018

Posted on January 9, 2018 in Currency Exchange Finance Politics UK US
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Which currency will win in 2018
Currency rates are one of the most essential issues to consider for expats, whether you’re living on a pension or annuity, thinking of investing overseas or back in the home country or just ordering something online form the other side of the planet. Following exchange rates is a roller coaster ride, with relative values dipping and...

What do expats miss most about their home country

What do expats miss most about their home country
Wherever in the world your home country lies, it’s certain you’ll miss a good number of familiar activities, foods and cultural norms as well as communications with strangers in your own language. Emigrating to far-flung lands is as exiting as life gets, but it’s normal to miss certain aspects of the home country, a good number of...

Unstable political effects on world currencies

Unstable political effects on world currencies
Unstable political situations are becoming the norm rather than the exception in the 21st century, and there’s no sign at present of their becoming any less extreme. The average British expat may or may not have any idea how political events affect world currencies, but might do well to get to grips with the fact that financial plans...

US expats at risk from IRS investigation of bitcoin trades

US expats at risk from IRS investigation of bitcoin trades
American bitcoin traders both in the home country and overseas are at risk from IRS investigation for failing to declare their bitcoin trades. The US tax authority is looking to close the loophole of tax-free bitcoin trades by both US residents and expats as it considers tax on the trading profits from the virtual currency should go to...

New Zealand welcomes back its expats

New Zealand welcomes back its expats
Kiwi expats are now returning to the country of their birth in droves, followed by Australians deserting the waning Oz economy. Decades ago, as expats from the UK and other Western countries were arriving in large numbers, New Zealand nationals were upping sticks and leaving to find their fortunes in Australia. Over the last several...

Aussies chase the Australian dream by moving overseas

Aussies chase the Australian dream by moving overseas
According to Oz expats, it seems that chasing the great Australian Dream is best done from overseas rather than in the home country. Escalating property prices, inflation and stagnation are all reasons why Aussies who still believe in the Great Australian Dream are choosing to chase it by becoming strangers in a strange land. Everything...

Oz tax reforms to affect Australian and international expats

Oz tax reforms to affect Australian and international expats
The latest changes in Australia’s housing affordability laws are likely to have an effect on property sales tax liabilities for Australian citizens and associated property taxes for expats living and working in the country as well as property investors. Firstly, Aussie citizens living overseas may lose their Capital Gains Tax exemption...

Personal finance and childcare costs worrying for expats in Australia and New Zealand

Personal finance and childcare costs worrying for expats in Australia and New Zealand
In spite of acclaim for almost every aspect of expat life, New Zealand and Australia are criticised by expats for high childcare costs and the cost of living. The majority of recent expat surveys have heaped praise on both New Zealand and Australia for their quality of life, education and healthcare, criticisms have been noted concerning...