Tags: Live Abroad

Singapore skyline at the Merlion fountain.

How To Invest In Real Estate: Unraveling The Fundamentals To Get Started

The Ultimate Property Scouting Checklist There are two reasons to purchase real estate overseas… First, because you have moved there and you decide you want to own. You want to nest. You want a place you can decorate and furnish as you like, where you can make a garden, install a swimming pool, store your…

Amazing sandy beach in Tamariu seaside town, Costa Brava, Spain.

Comparing The Top Countries To Retire

Our Top Retirement Havens Face Off It might be easy to get on board with the idea of retiring overseas… But it’s not as easy to figure out where in the world you’d like to do it. Most people, faced with this tough question, make comparisons to help narrow things down. One of the most…

Senior couple at the lake having a picnic.

How You Can Plan A Move Overseas In Today’s “New Normal”

What Does 2021 Have In Store For You? I love the feeling that comes once Christmas has run its course… After all the gluttony and indulgence, the natural inclination come January is to swing toward austerity. Most of the world tries to give up some bad habit in the New Year… or to begin some…

Woman enjoying beautiful panoramic view of Paris with cup of coffee.

The Truth About Moving Abroad And What It Really Means

4 Steps To Surviving A Move Overseas—Part I I gave a presentation for our recent Live and Invest in Europe Virtual Conference; it was my first ever “expat talk,” as we call them. I’d heard plenty of them over the years, but this was the first time I did one myself. My expat story started…

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The 7 Best Countries To Get A Residency In 2020

7 Easiest Backup Residencies In The World Today Last week I shared with you the hellscape that is the French residency process (if you missed it, you can catch up here)… but I neglected to set your mind at ease. Because, while some countries make residency difficult and painful to acquire (ahem, France), others make it…

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The Importance Of Obtaining A Backup Residency

Lessons Learned Standing In Line With 600 Other Desperate Folks… It’s 8 a.m. It’s cold and windy, with flecks of rain pelting down in angry bursts. I’m glad I grabbed that extra layer before heading out. I look at the line that snakes around the huge plaza I’m standing on. Nope, not mine. One small…

Traveling family looking on Bled Lake, Slovenia, Europe

The Top 10 Greatest Advantages Of Living In Europe

Top 10 Reasons I Moved To Europe Heart versus head. When it comes to choosing where to live overseas, both have to play an important part. I’ve talked a lot over the last few weeks about the head side of things… thinking about environment, climate, infrastructure, etc. But the more abstract side of things is…

Praia de Iracema, Fortaleza, Brazil

Discover Why Fortaleza, Brazil Is A Top Expat Paradise

Last week, LIOS’ widespread experts, expats, and editors took attendees at our 2020 Retire Overseas Virtual Conference on a tour of the top 21 destinations worth your consideration for living and investing in today… One of the places that recently entered this top 21 list is Brazil… We haven’t talked much about Brazil here before.…

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5 More Things To Check Before You Move Overseas

Last week I began a list of things you’ll need to think about when you’re planning for a move overseas. This week, we continue… 6. Get Your Affairs In Order Go paperless on all accounts and make sure you know how to use online banking. Don’t close any bank accounts, but change your address on file…

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The Top 5 Things To Check Before You Move Overseas

New Year, New Home—Part I We’re but a couple of days to the New Year… The last holiday in the seasonal marathon and one that causes excitement and anxiety in equal measures around the world. The potential and the promise… yet also the expectation and the daunting. The optimist sees the shiny, golden path paved…