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Costa Rica Digital Nomad Visa – the Ultimate Guide

Costa Rica Digital Nomad Visa for Nomads and Remote Workers

From big cities to beaches, volcanoes, and tropical rainforests, Costa Rica has a little bit of everything. For those looking to improve their Spanish, live well at a lower cost, or surf to their heart’s content, there’s even more reason to move to Costa Rica. And thanks to the country’s digital nomad visa, living there […]

Tips for Maintaining Accurate Records as a US Expat

Tips for Maintaining Accurate Records as a US Expat

Living abroad as a US expat comes with awesome “I can’t believe this is my life” experiences. But, it also comes with an increased need for organization when it comes to household administration. Staying on top of necessary administrative tasks, such as maintaining organized records and tracking expenses, can be challenging. Although it can be […]

Understanding the Swiss Pension System as a US Expat – Pillar 1 of 3 

Switzerland Pension Pillars US Expats

Switzerland, aka the Playground of Europe, is a popular destination for American expats. Many find life in Switzerland so enjoyable that they stay, establishing careers and raising families along the way.  As with life anywhere, living in Switzerland comes with some bureaucratic and logistical hurdles – particularly for American citizens and Green Card holders. The […]

Digital Nomad Taxes: Frequently Asked Questions

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Since it was first coined in the early 90s, the phrase “digital nomad” has gone from obscure to commonplace, in large part due to the post-COVID-19 remote work boom.  It makes sense: who wouldn’t want to explore new countries and cultures on a regular basis? Working as a digital nomad can even be beneficial from […]

ETIAS Visa Waiver for Foreigners Visiting the EU

EU flag. An ETIAS visa waiver will be required by many foreigners, including Americans, who wish to visit the EU and Schengen Zone countries from November 2023 onward

Do you want to marvel at Santorini’s whitewashed homes and blue seas, hike in the Swiss Alps, or savor the creamy taste of a genuine Florentine gelato? Of course you do. However, 2023 is bringing a key change for Americans seeking a European escape: The entry requirement for many foreigners traveling to the EU is […]

Expat Tax Changes for 2023 – IRS Updates

As a US expat living abroad, you already know that the tax code is continuously changing. So, it’s no surprise that expat tax changes in 2023 require a deep dive. That’s where we come in! Although the 2023 tax season just opened (so, tax returns for 2022 are being filed this year), the IRS has […]