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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 Tokyo, Japan

This expat culture shock report about Tokyo, Japan was submitted by an experienced expatriate who has some great perspectives to share about moving to this cosmopolitan city. It also offers some advice on how to navigate your way through the adjustment process.

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 Mogilev-Podilskyi, Ukraine

An American living in Mogilev-Podilskyi, Ukraine appreciates the friendly Ukranians and how they hang out with one another. One of the biggest shocks he has experienced is how the US government treats him as an expat.

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 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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