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10 Tips For Making Friends in the United States

Expats in the U.S. sometimes find it hard to make friends. While it can be challenging, the United States offers quite a few ways to make the process of making friends easier than one might think. (Read Article)

Culture Shock in Bydgoszcz, Poland

An expat, who has lived in Bydgoszcz, Poland for 10 years, has really enjoyed watching the area develop. He finds the language and driving conditions a challenge.

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 Los Angeles

Read what it's like to move to Los Angeles and live as an expat in one of the most famous cities in the world. Expats in Los Angeles enjoy a diverse city in a warm and sunny climate, where differences are celebrated as much as anywhere else in America. (Read Article)

Culture Shock in Budapest, Hungary

An expat in Budapest enjoys the lower cost of living, but the bureaucracy and local laws frustrated. Her biggest shock was that the US Embassy didn't really care about expats.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About FBAR!

With the FBAR (Foreign Bank Account Report) deadline approaching and many expats unaware of whether or not they need to file, take a closer look at the filing requirements and how exactly it is done. (Read Article)

Review of Mutiara International Grammar School in Ampang, Malaysia

An expat parent's experiences with Mutiara International Grammar School in Ampang, Malaysia - from extracurriculars to facilities, parent organizations to pros and cons of attending Mutiara International Grammar School. (Read Report)

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