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Expats Confess their Cultural Blunders

In our culture shock report, we asked expats to share any cultural blunders that they committed. Here are some of the responses. (Read Article)

Moving to Alto Boquete, Panama

An expat in Alta Boquete, Panama talks about choosing Alta Boquete and making the move there. She talks about what to bring and what to leave behind, one moving company to avoid and other recommendations.

Expert Advice: Use the Foreign Housing Exclusion to Deduct Some of Your Housing Costs

Using the Foreign Housing Exclusion you can deduct the equivalent of foreign rents, utility bills (apart from telephone and cable), furniture rental, repairs, parking and more. There is a ceiling to the amount you can deduct and this ceiling is directly tied to the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion amount each year. For 2013, the maximum you can deduct is $29,280. However, if you live in a city with a higher cost of living, that amount can increase. (Read Full Tip)

Thanksgiving in Panama

American expats in Panama can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal at these restaurants. (Read Article)

Culture Shock in Barcelona, Spain

One expat who lives in Barcelona experienced very little culture shock when she moved there. She suggests that when you are open and sincerely interested in the people you meet and their way of life, you'll almost always have a great experience.

Review of British international school of Houston in Houston, United States

An expat parent's experiences with British international school of Houston in Houston, United States - from extracurriculars to facilities, parent organizations to pros and cons of attending British international school of Houston. (Read Report)

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