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Expat Network Newsletter – January 2023

Welcome to Expat Network’s first newsletter of the New Year.

We are planning to hold a new webinar series at the end of January for those planning to retire to Europe. Find out more and register to attend.

We have an article about expats returning to the US, one about buying property in the US and one about moving to Florida.

For those planning a move abroad we have some thoughts on how to make the move cost efficient on about how to ship a vehicle abroad.

For those living abroad we have an article on how to celebrate special occasions with loved ones back home and another about expats’ biggest fears. We also look at the risk of substance abuse for expats and the importance of a life assurance review.

Have a healthy and prosperous 2023!

The Expat Network Team

Retire Abroad Virtual Roadshow

We are holding a webinar series for those planning to retire to Europe covering all the practicalities of retiring to Europe, a session on buying property safely in Europe and another on financial planning when retiring to Europe. We also have individual detailed sessions covering Spain, Portugal and France. Find out more and register for the webinars.

Moving Back to the USA After Time Abroad? 4 Tips to Make it an Easier Transition

America is the land of opportunity, but plenty of US citizens head overseas to further their careers, see the world, meet new people and broaden their horizons. When the time comes to return home, there are all sorts of administrative challenges involved, as well as cultural and emotional obstacles to overcome. So what can you do to minimize the stress and anxiety that comes with moving back to the USA following a prolonged period living elsewhere?

How Can Foreigners Buy Property In The USA?

Trying to buy a property in the US is one of the most terrifying things a foreigner can do. This is due to the possibility that many foreigners may not fully understand the laws and norms governing real estate ownership. After having to be aware of all the proceedings, the procedure is fairly easy. Foreigners have the legal right to own a home; hence, the process of finding one can’t be too difficult. Check out the ofirio charts for more insights.

Everything You Need To Know About Moving To Florida

The US doesn’t lack amazing places to live in, but Florida might be the richest of all the states with it comes to liveability. This state receives thousands of new residents each year, mostly due to its amazing weather, great economic status, and friendliness for all. If you’re planning to move to the Sunshine State, here are a few things to know before you start packing your things and investing in property.

How To Make Moving Overseas More Cost Efficient

Have you always dreamt of moving abroad? Perhaps you want to experience a new culture or you have family overseas you’d like to rejoin. Whatever the reason, you’re might be ready to make the move. The only problem is that moving overseas costs a lot of money. You need to find ways to cut your costs as much as possible so that you’re in a good position to start the next chapter of your life in a new country. These eight hacks can help you make moving overseas easy and more cost-efficient.

How To Ship A Car When Moving Overseas

After months of planning, you’re finally ready to move overseas. After spending hours figuring out visas and ensuring you have what you need when you arrive at your new home, there’s only one more task to complete: Shipping your car. Unfortunately, it is more complicated to ship a car when moving overseas than shipping one across the country. That’s why this guide can show you how to do it safely.

How To Celebrate Special Occasions For Loved Ones Back Home After You’ve Emigrated

As much as moving to a different country for work, study, relationships, and a score of other reasons can be exciting, one thing is for sure. Adjusting to being far away from loved ones is among the most expected yet difficult challenges any emigrant can face. And while it will probably take a while before you beat the feeling of being “homesick” and missing your loved ones a lot, the thought of missing their special moments in life is even more sickening.

Biggest Expat Fears And How To Overcome Them

Everyone has a dream country they wish they could move to, and many individuals are working to achieve that dream. However, moving to another country comes with a plethora of tasks and difficulties one will have to face. There is a lot to learn and to adapt to as an expat. Let’s discuss some of the biggest expat fears and how they can be overcome.

What Makes Expats At Higher Risk Of Substance Abuse?

Nowadays, many people choose to go expat for better job prospects. This is not at all surprising since many countries might offer a better quality of living than your home country. But regardless of all the benefits, there are also some downsides. All the changes that come with relocating abroad can cause a lot of stress and frustration. And at times, this can feel overwhelming.

The Importance Of A Life Insurance Review For Expats

You may have read that you should review your life insurance on a regular basis. If you’re living abroad, temporarily or indefinitely, a life insurance review is more important than ever. Here are ten reasons why an expat life insurance review is important.

How Work Environment Affects Expat Employee Engagement

Highly engaged employees always have a positive attitude toward their employer’s goals, business context, mission, values, and corporate culture. They constantly strive to improve their performance and help their colleagues to improve as well. High levels of enthusiasm and employee efficiency make a more profitable turnover.

Capital Consulting

Expat Network's online Service Directories includes companies to assist with your life overseas. This month we profile:

Kevin Sewell Mortgages

Kevin Sewell Mortgages are independent UK and international mortgage brokers, offering positive solutions to suit the customer’s needs.

International Citizens Insurance

Find the best expat international health insurance plan for your budget and needs. We are independent brokers and will help you understand the various plan and provider options.

Crown Relocations

Crown Relocations provides transportation, destination and immigration services, as well as family support, to assist people relocating internationally.

William Russell

International insurance for people living & working abroad We’re an expat health insurance provider taking a different approach to insurance.

Montgomery International School Brussels

The Montgomery International School Brussels is a fully accredited IB school (PYP - MYP - DP) right in the center of Brussels, a short walk from the European Commission, NATO and various business centers.

HSBC Expat

Why you should open a bank account with HSBC Expat An expat bank account provides the convenience of managing and growing your money in a central location.

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