Rank #1: 7 Things Expats Need To Know Before Moving To Portugal
Aug 29 2018
Rank #2: What Non-Europeans Should Know About Moving To Spain
Jun 03 2019
Expat Happy Hour with Sundae Bean
The Expat Career Lifestyle
The Expat Files: Living in Latin America
The Tax-Savvy Expat Podcast
Mindful Expat, with Dana Nelson, Ph.D.
Tandem Nomads: Grow a successful portable business and thrive in your expat life!
The Thriving Abroad Podcast
This Week in Costa Rica - Expats Living, Working, and Traveling in Costa Rica
Travatical-formerly The Expat Chat
The Expat Money Show - With Mikkel Thorup
The Expat Cast
Rank #3: What You Should Know Before Buying Property In France
If you’re planning to move to France and become a homeowner, you’re going to love today’s guest. Mark Sayers is the Head of the Pyrénées-Orientales team at Artaxa - a real estate agency in Perpignan. Buying property in a foreign country can be a pretty daunting task, with lots of unfamiliar processes. I know because, funnily enough, I’ve just been through it - and here in France. And I really wish I’d had this chat with Mark before we bought our home, because I would have had a much better understanding of what we were about to go through. From the best approach to house hunting in France, to making an offer - and knowing if there’s room to negotiate... what agency and notary fees to expect, and how long it typically takes before you get the keys. Mark is going to cover it all in this episode.
Aug 26 2019
Rank #4: What You Need To Know Before Investing In Property Abroad
Has a beachfront holiday home in Mexico taken your fancy? Maybe you’ve spotted a place with a great rental return in Malta. Or perhaps you have your sights set on a house to retire to, in Panama. If you’ve never invested in property abroad before, it’s hard to know where to begin. So today’s guest is going to give you some pointers, talking through the current hotspots and the things that can trip up people who are new to the international investment scene.
Lief Simon is the founding editor of Global Property Advisor. Over 20 years, he has bought more than 45 properties and invested in 26 different countries around the world.
Nov 11 2019
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Rank #5: Running A B&B In The Italian Countryside
American Ashley Bartner can tell you all about it – and she’s going to, today on the Expat Focus Podcast.
10 years ago, she and her husband Jason left the hustle and bustle of New York for a big old farmhouse in the beautiful Marche region of Italy. They’ve turned it into a very successful organic farm, inn and cooking school – called La Tavola Marche. But that’s not all - Ashley and Jason are also helping other expats lay the groundwork to realise their own dreams of ‘living the sweet life’ in Italy, after experiencing first-hand, the consequences of being unprepared.
Mar 09 2018
Rank #6: How To Avoid Disaster With The US Tax Code - Anthony Parent From IRS Medic
Jul 15 2017
Rank #7: Moving To The Netherlands
Jan 03 2018
Rank #8: Michael Barrett of AmericanExpatinFrance.com
We speak to Michael Barrett, an American expat who has settled in France and now runs the blog AmericanExpatinFrance.com to help other expats. This interview gives us a unique insight into the problems and differences between the US and France as well as the benefits of living in another culture.
Jul 15 2017
Rank #9: What You Need To Know About Expat Life In Costa Rica
Costa Rica is well-known as a haven for expat retirees, but what’s it like to move to this tropical paradise in Central America if you’re at not at that stage of life yet?
American Samantha moved to Costa Rica more than six years ago, for love. And she’s come a long way since first arriving with little knowledge of the country - needing to learn Spanish, find a job, make friends, understand how the local community - and systems - tick.
She’s come so far in fact, that she and her husband Yeison were even named Tourism Ambassadors for their work on their very successful Costa Rica travel blog, mytanfeet.com. Samantha’s going to share her story of settling into life in Costa Rica, and how she navigated the integration bumps along the way.
Mar 19 2019
Rank #10: Why American Expats' US Brokerage Accounts Are Being Closed
Guest hosts Claudine Gindel and Anthony Parent at IRS Medic talk to Tom Zachystal, founder of Individual Asset Management and Expat Focus partner, about why US brokerage accounts of Americans abroad are being closed down.
Jul 15 2017
Rank #11: Life In Denmark
What’s your motivation for moving abroad? British expat Melanie Haynes was ready for an adventure, and it led her and her husband to move to Denmark. More than eight years later, they’re still there, living in the capital of Copenhagen. And Melanie’s blog dejligedays has become a go-to for many English-speaking expats in the city; she shares her discoveries, recommendations and gives newcomers advice for settling in. In this episode, Melanie shares her relocation story, and provides a little insight into the Danish way of life.
Feb 09 2018
Rank #12: A Guide To US Expat Accounts - Tom Zachystal, Individual Asset Management
Tom Zachystal from Individual Asset Management talks to Expat Focus about some of the financial challenges US expats should consider
Jul 15 2017
Rank #13: Vanessa Anderson - House Sitting
Many of us want to ditch our 9-5 life and travel the world. But finding a viable way to do that long term can be a bit of a challenge! One way that is increasing in popularity is house sitting. Vanessa Anderson is the publisher of House Sitting - the Ultimate Lifestyle Magazine.
She and her partner Ian are living that ultimate lifestyle, as nomadic expats, looking after other people's homes and pets. So how does house sitting work exactly, and how do you get started? Vanessa's going to share some tips.
Oct 05 2017
Rank #15: Living Off The Grid In Central America
Nov 17 2017
Rank #16: 5 Things To Consider Before Moving To Peru
Entrepreneur Alan La Rue is our guest in this episode of the Expat Focus podcast. A language school owner, he’s been living in the country for a long time, and is going to talk through the essentials: from where to live to what to bring with you; job opportunities in Peru; how to approach learning Spanish; and the Peruvian cultural norms that may take some getting used to.
Sep 03 2019
Rank #17: Renovating And Running A Guest House In France
Jan 09 2019
Rank #18: Becoming An Expat Entrepreneur
After her first child was born, and she decided she didn’t want to go back to full time work, British expat Melitta Campbell dived head-first into entrepreneurship. She set herself up as a freelancer in Montreux - a French-speaking part of Switzerland. She quickly picked up work, and then more work... and then, running a successful business and being a stay-at-home mum became a bigger challenge.
Years later, Melitta is on to her third business and she passes on her lessons learnt about focus and balance and asking for help, as a coach to other women who are working for themselves.
If you’re just starting out as an entrepreneur in Switzerland or elsewhere in the world, Melitta has some sage advice.
Jul 23 2019
Rank #19: The Cost Of Living In Thailand
Our guest today is based in Thailand - a country that is well known for attracting expats wanting good living on the cheap, but just how good, and just how cheap?
Brett Debritz is an Australian freelance journalist, currently on a ‘trial retirement’ in Thailand, and blogging at Expattaya.
If a move to the country is on your bucket list, you might want to take some notes during this chat, because Brett’s going to talk us through what you get for your money: from housing, to bills, groceries, and other expenses that some expats moving to Thailand may not necessarily anticipate.
May 20 2019