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One woman explains how she was lured to Boquete, Panama and Grecia, Costa Rica by romanticized articles on other sites touting that she could retire for $1,000 or less. Once there, she found the cost of living to fluctuate significantly, the streets strewn with garbage and transportation challenging.
If you have a US rental property, there are several deductions you can take to reduce your US taxes. You can deduct: Repairs - any improvement that brings your property back to its original state can be deducted. Capital improvements are those that increase the value of your property and those are not deductible. Start-up costs - you can deduct up to $5,000 of the costs you (Read Full Tip)
Expats living in Ireland say that the transition from tourist to expat is not as easy as one would think -- from challenges making friends with the Irish to the rainy, gloomy weather. Expats who make the effort and take their time are rewarded with life-long Irish friends and a love of Ireland. (Read Article)
An expat living in Bogota, Colombia advises others to start learning the language before you go, prepare for significant culture shock, understand that "yes" sometimes means "no" and be careful on the roads.
How has migration impacted British food culture? Monica Karpinski talks about how foods from the EU, Asia, North America, South America and Australasia have influenced today's food culture in the UK. (Read Article)
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)