Expat Finance

Expat banking, offshore banking, expat taxes and finance are all daunting issues for new expats. Our new Expat Finance guide is broken down into three sections: banking, tax & finance. Plus, our new Ask the Expert tool enables you to submit your finance questions.

Offshore Banking & Expat Banking

Banking offshore and Expat banking are critical expat services. Moving overseas is not the same experience for every expatriate, and the articles below will help you evaluate what you need to successfully bank abroad.

Expat Taxes -- The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Foreign Bank Account Reporting Requirements for Americans Living Abroad
By David McKeegan

Form 8938 and the FBAR are two different forms that many expats need to file to report foreign accounts. So, how do you know which one to file? This outline, prepared by Greenback Expat Tax Services, outlines the differences between the two.

Expat Finance -- Preparing for an International Assignment
By Masao Jim Uyeda

It is critical to ensure one's financial house is in order prior to moving overseas. Article covers several common international assignee misconceptions with regard to expat finances.

Expat Finance -- 7 Financial Tips to Help Expatriates Prepare for When Danger and Disaster Strike Abroad
By Lisa R. Mitchell

The unrest in Libya, Bahrain and the tsunami in Japan are vivid examples of the unexpected dangers faced when living abroad. How would you move money, pay bills and conduct other necessary banking transactions if you were stuck in the middle of political unrest or living in a country that experienced a natural disaster?

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Expat Tax & Overseas Tax

Expat tax is one of the most important aspects of managing one's finances after a move abroad. Do not neglect offshore tax issues or wait until the last minute to explore the financial implications of international living. The articles below will help you start your research into expat taxes.

Expat Tax -- Top 5 Expat Tax Tips for Americans Living Abroad
By David McKeegan

David McKeegan shares expat tax tips for Americans living abroad - from deductions to residency status to FBAR.

Obamacare 911 -- What US Expats Need to Know About Coverage & US Taxes Abroad
By David McKeegan

For US residents, Obamacare has wide-reaching implications and will affect both the financial landscape of healthcare as well as coverage options. US expats, on the other hand, may be exempt. To help you understand how this Act may affect you and your US taxes abroad, we have outlined the 3 critical components of Obamacare you need to know.

Have you failed to file US Expat Tax Returns? -- There Are Two Programs You Can’t Afford Not to Know About
By David McKeegan

This article outlines two programs that the IRS offers that allow for lower penalties for those who want to voluntarily come forward and get back on track.

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Expat Finance & Offshore Investment

Expat finance requires proper research while living overseas. Expats are often exposed to offshore investment opportunities not available at home. The articles in this section provides basic overseas finance information to consider while living abroad.

Are You Financially Ready to Live Abroad? -- 7 Financial Tips To Help You Live A Global Lifestyle
By Lisa R. Mitchell

Whatever your reasons for wanting to live overseas and enjoy a global lifestyle, one thing you can still count on, is that you will have to manage your finances. Lisa R. Mitchell discusses financial tips for expats.

Managing Currency Risk -- Practical Guide to Building a Globally Diversified, Multi-currency Investment Portfolio
By David Kuenzi

David Kuenzi explains how to properly incorporate currency considerations into a sound, long-term investment strategy is much easier than commonly understood.

Managing Currency Risk -- As an American Abroad, In What Currency Should I Save and Invest?
By David Kuenzi

Kuenzi explains the complex concept of "currency risk" that often clouds investment and financial planning decisions for Americans abroad.

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