Making the decision to move to a new country to live and work is often the most difficult part of expat life. Knowing that you’re leaving friends, family and a familiar existence behind can be very daunting. But it doesn’t have to feel like you’re jumping feet-first into the unknown.
This is where you’ll find information on most aspects of expat life in the US, through the eyes of someone who’s been through it all.
One of the more confusing bits about moving away from Australia for a bit, is working out if you're still eligible to be voting in Australian elections while living overseas. There are ways to eithe...Read More
The prospect of moving abroad alone is enough to make you really consider every single thing that could possibly go wrong. It's a leap of faith and if you think you went through making the decision wi...Read More
We've talked about getting your children Australian Citizenship by descent and now it's time to get into the mechanics of how to apply for an Australian passport in the USA.
But first, a little cau...Read More
Let's get one thing straight: I am NOT a good person to live with. I'm a neat freak but only in certain situations, I like my alone time and if you eat my food or finish the milk without replacing i...Read More
The devastating bush fires that are ravaging Australia have been burning for months now.
At the time of writing this post, 23 people have been killed in fires across Australia since September...Read More
Moving overseas is almost easy nowadays - from the bunch of expat groups and businesses ready to give you advice, to organisations ready to help with the visa process. But that's mostly if you're usin...Read More
When it comes to preparing for natural disasters, expats can be excused for feeling lost. They might not have grown up in a country or city prone to earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tropical storms, w...Read More
Doing maths in the morning is never a signal that the day will go well (for me). But when it means working out exactly how long I've been hopping on planes to the other side of the world, there's a sl...Read More
Confession time: I am a World Cup fan and the 2018 World Cup tournament will be the first where I won't be setting alarms for 1.40AM to watch my favourite teams take to the field. Instead I'm in the ...Read More
If you’re new to the US, you have your hands full adjusting to your new life. It’s temptingly easy to ignore your credit. But that would be a mistake, and here’s why.
In the US, your credit s...Read More
Never underestimate the unbridled joy involved in navigating the US tax system. It seems like a foregone conclusion if you were to judge solely on the sheer number of US tax-related threads starte...Read More
If you had a relatively simple tax return to complete each year in Australia (before moving to the USA), you may have muddled your way through the ATO’s tax pack or online tax return forms or used a...Read More
You've wracked up a healthy HELP, HECS or TSL debt getting that fancy-pants degree or trade that helped you move overseas to work in the first place. And we all know that the delightful Australian Tax...Read More
Guest Article by Craig Joslin, Founder of The Australian Expat Investor – A website with a treasure trove of informative articles to help Australian Expats Build Their Wealth While Living Abroad. Ge...Read More
Moving to the US was about more than just experiencing a new country – it was also going to be my first insight into the corporate office world.
My previous work life was spent mucking around in n...Read More