Category Archives: All Things Financial

Free Money From the IRS – Child Tax Credit

For many expat families with children under 17 years of age, it is possible to get a “refund” from the IRS without having paid any U.S. taxes. This wonderful subsidy is called the Child Tax Credit. Continue reading

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House Sitting – Travel the World and Your Lodging Is Free

Is house sitting for you? If you are flexible, and enjoy discovery and adventure, then it could be a fabulous way to travel for less cost. Continue reading

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What Will I Do with All That Free Time in Retirement?

I feel as though I have been ‘institutionalized’ by working for almost 40 years and the freedom that appears to be there for me creates fear as well- what will I be doing with all that free time? Continue reading

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Would You Retire in Today’s Financial Market?

We have markets at new highs and bonds at all time low yields and CD’s and money market instruments basically pay nothing. Continue reading

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Compliments on Your Website

I always find your observations about the world to be very detailed, to-the-point, and also warm and caring. Continue reading

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I Want to Leave the Rat Race

I frequently feel a need to break free from the rat race Continue reading

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Sell My Car? And What About a Spreadsheet?

I just heard your interview with Mad Fientist, it was great. I’m seriously considering selling my car, and that interview helped. Continue reading

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See the World on 10k Annual Income?

We know a man who does some “slow travel” and he lives on $12k a year and seems to be able to manage that fairly well. Continue reading

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Q&A with a Reader: Working Overseas While Retired

Hello I am interested in going to one of your suggested retirement locations but I don’t have enough money to simply not work. Continue reading

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Starving for Time to Ourselves

Between the time we spend commuting, working, etc. and things we have to do each and every day of our life, most people don`t have but 1 or 2 hrs a day to themselves. Continue reading

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