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Packing as an Expat (November 2019)

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Job hunting as an expat

(June 2020)

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Credit and finances as an expat (July 2020)

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Estate sales and stuff reduction (August 2020)

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You’re different: Now what?

(September 2020)

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Traveling safely (when the world is more “normal”) (October 2020)

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The value of things (November 2020)

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Website potluck (January 2021)

Making friends as an expat (February 2021)

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Stop Being Lonely: Three Simple Steps to Developing Close Friendships and Deep Relationships by Kira Asatryan

Paperback: https://amzn.to/2MWP3S1Kindle: https://amzn.to/3oWAuLm

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Expat healthcare (March 2021)

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Resource of the month: Medical Emergency Preparation Manual: Healthcare Planning for the Adventure Lifestyle: Expat, Nomad, Retiree, Homebody by Miriam Drake.Paperback: https://amzn.to/2PYpmSNKindle: https://amzn.to/3qEhVwH

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Beyond the boxes: Making a new home (April 2021)

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Moving Abroad: The Essentials: Everything you need to know about getting a job, finding a house, managing your budget… and much more by Diana FiricanPaperback: https://amzn.to/3d4YrgXKindle: https://amzn.to/3wMl7dY

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Preparing visa documents (May 2021)

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Create Your Escape: A Practical Guide for Planning Long-Term Travel by Mike and Tara ShubbuckPaperback: https://amzn.to/3etiJAdKindle: https://amzn.to/2PmKsdxSee Chapter 7 for visa information/tips

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The real cost of living abroad (June 2021)

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How to Retire Overseas: Everything You Need to Know to Live Well (for Less) Abroad by Kathleen PeddicordKindle: https://amzn.to/3igt8TzRating: 4.2 with 308 ratingsRecommend the Kindle edition from 2017. The print version is from 2010. Parts 1 and 2 both have sections to help you identify budget and cost-of-living parameters. In Part 2, living cheaply or at low-cost luxury are both discussed in detail. They also include an appendix with a starter budget that is full of great thoughts and applicable concepts.


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