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Expat Banking: Tips for Expats in Portugal

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: All expats in Portugal contend with managing their finances while living there, and that always starts with finding a bank. Here are some tips from expats already living in Portugal on how to navigate that process.

Expats Banking - Tips for Expats in Portugal

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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Learn what members have to say about living in Portugal.

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Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Portugal on our Portugal forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

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Help others in Portugal by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Portugal.

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