Tag Archives: Finance

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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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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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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The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing—Why You Can’t Afford Not To Read It

If you have a financial advisor, odds are high that he or she has a dirty little secret. Continue reading

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Buying and Selling Real Estate (Foreign or Domestic) from a Tax Perspective

In this article, we discuss U.S. expats and real estate. The most frequently asked questions on this topic include: (1) what are the tax implications when buying foreign real estate? (2) I still own real estate in the U.S. – what are the key issues to consider? Continue reading

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How Would You Structure My Portfolio?

My question for you is, how would you structure my money so that it would last 25 years? Continue reading

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Living with a Roommate Could Just Save Your Life

There is in fact a darn good reason for giving up your solitary lifestyle: Living with a roommate could very well save your life. Continue reading

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U.S. Expat Taxes – An Introduction

For many people, a trip to the dentist is preferable to preparing a tax return. The good news, however, is that many U.S. expats end up not owing taxes because of certain exclusions and credits available to the expat community. Continue reading

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Should I Move My Retirement Funds to Mexico?

Do you know where to look into moving retirement funds to Mexico upon having citizenship?? Continue reading

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Are You Afraid to Retire?

How can I deal with the fear of stepping over the retirement fence? Continue reading

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