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5 Tips for Living in San Francisco

Expats living in San Francisco and the Bay Area will find a unique culture that is a magnet for people from all over America - and the world. Find great information on how to settle into the home of Silicon Valley, Napa Valley, and much, much more. (Read Article)

Culture Shock in Limerick, Ireland

A woman who relocated to Limerick for work shares that she's experienced some culture shock, but it hasn't been significant. She has found it hard to make plans with women on the weekends, because most Irish women stay home and let their husbands go out to have fun.

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)

5 Tips for Living in Granada, Nicaragua

Expats love Granada, Nicaragua for it's colonial architecture, rich history and thriving expat community. In this article, we cover cost-of-living in Granada, safety, real estate, health care and more. (Read Article)

Culture Shock in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

A woman from New Zealand accepted a job in a hospital in Riyadh. Although the hospital and job was English-speaking, she enrolled in Arabic classes at a university. She found the culture and treatment of women extremely challenge at times, but knew what she was getting into when she accepted the job.

5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Filing US Expat Taxes

Greenback Tax Services helps you explore expat taxes and some of the most important things you don't know about the financial implications of living abroad. (Read Article)

Review of Bogaerts International School in Waterloo, Belgium

An expat parent's experiences with Bogaerts International School in Waterloo, Belgium - from extracurriculars to facilities, parent organizations to pros and cons of attending Bogaerts International School. (Read Report)

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