Category Archives: Guest Blog Posts

U.S. Expats – College Planning

Why are 529 plans great? From a tax advantage, there are clear advantages. Continue reading

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Want to Know Sports Lingo? An Insider’s View

I’ll impart the following: When to ice the shooter. When to blitz. How a wide receiver pretends to be unconscious so the referee will stop the clock. Continue reading

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Retirement for Career Women; The perfect recipe for a midlife meltdown

What is it about doing something new that paralyzes us? Continue reading

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I’ll Start Monday

After a week on this no-nutrition diet I felt thinner, so I rummaged through my closet, where sizes range from Those Were The Days, to I Can’t Friggin’ Breathe, to You’re Kidding, Right? Continue reading

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FATCA – Practical Guide

There are over 100 countries around the world that are now “FATCA-compliant.” This means that banks located in those countries will be sending to the IRS specific information regarding accounts held by U.S. persons. Continue reading

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Dancing Through the Pain

I once greeted my first husband at the door, wrapped in Saran. Being his usual pragmatic self, he looked at me and asked, “Aren’t you cold? Where are the kids? What’s for dinner?” Continue reading

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Did You Really Say, “Far Out, Man?”

“You’re a living history lesson,” the lad will say as I scoop another portion of Metamucil. “Is it OK to pop some questions?” Continue reading

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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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Men and Women Throughout History

Michael G. Conner, Clinical and Medical Psychologist, writes that men are built for physical confrontation, and their skulls are usually thicker than a woman’s. This, of course, comes as no surprise to women Continue reading

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