The Secret Advantage of Expats

The Secret Advantage of Expats

Dateline: Derry, Northern Ireland If you’re a person who makes a living through entrepreneurial pursuits, whether it’s business, investing, or consulting, you already know that you frequently need to be a creative problem solver. That’s practically common knowledge....
A New World Requires New Tools and Services

A New World Requires New Tools and Services

Dateline: Oslo, Norway + Budapest, Hungary I’m starting this article in the airport in Oslo, Norway. I’ll finish and send it from a hotel room in Budapest, Hungary. Thirty years ago, based on that information, you might have guessed I was an executive with a big oil...
If You Want to Become an Expat, Hurry Up

If You Want to Become an Expat, Hurry Up

Dateline: Derry, Northern Ireland I first became an expat 31 years ago when I legally emigrated to the the United States and successfully pursued a green card. Years later, I left the US, surrendered my green card, and became a legal permanent resident of Belize....
My Expat Medical Plans

My Expat Medical Plans

Dateline: Pattaya, Thailand One of the major challenges of expat life is making sure you have decent medical care and coverage. I’ve noticed that the 20-somethings who travel the world seldom talk about this. But I’m 57 years old and my wife is only a few years behind...
My #1 Reason for Being an Expat

My #1 Reason for Being an Expat

We all have our own priorities in life. We each make our own subjective assessment of what trade-offs are worth it and which are not. These decisions, whether we explicitly realize it or not, depend on our personal values. Leaving one’s native country can be a...
Freedom Requires Choices

Freedom Requires Choices

Dateline: Guangzhou, China Freedom is a cheap word. It gets thrown around, particularly by politicians and their accomplices, in ways that cheapen and corrupt the concept. One thing people have in common in Venezuela, the UK, America, China, North Korea, and the...
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