18 February 2019

International Health Insurance – an Expat Primer


If I asked you what ‘Health Insurance’ means, you’d probably be able to give me a pretty good answer, or would you? Surprisingly, the exact meaning of this term can vary from one country to another, and even more so when you add in language barriers and complications. Not […] Read more

12 February 2019

When Should I Consider IPMI?


When looking at what insurance you should get when going to live and work in another country, the options available can be numerous and confusing. International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) is often considered the gold standard of healthcare cover when living abroad, but when your employer […] Read more

5 February 2019

Five Tips for Expat Integration


Integrating yourself into a new country, culture and workplace as an expat can be a challenging experience, especially for those who are travelling for their partner’s new job position. Getting settled into your new surroundings is an essential step to feeling at home and that you belong […] Read more

21 January 2019

Managing Health Insurance Costs as an Expat


Healthcare costs can be extreme all across the globe, so it’s essential that expats be prepared if the worst should happen. Finding the right international health insurance scheme for you can make all the difference and support you when you need it. After all, the last thing you want to […] Read more

9 January 2019

Tips for the Freelance Expat


The gig economy is fast expanding. According to Forbes, in 2018, 4.4% of the population in the UK or 2.8 million worked in the gig economy. While in Singapore, self-employment and freelancing make up around 14%, or over 350,000, of the employment market. With the digital revolution empowering […] Read more

24 December 2018

Interviewing as an Expat Hirer


In 2018, laws prohibiting employers from asking job candidates about their past compensation before making a salary offer have gained incredible momentum across the United States. In fact, if you’re an expat in California, New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, or working in multinational […] Read more

26 November 2018

Six tips to Survive the Smog


Although we always try to move for a better life as expats, we can’t control the local weather or pollution levels in our new home. Unfortunately, smog can become can become a regular problem for many of us, whether it be a daily problem or just one that comes for a couple of days each […] Read more

21 November 2018

Rebuilding After A Disaster


The California wildfires have been nothing short of devastating for homeowners. Across the state, over 245,000 acres have been burned, 80 people have been killed, and more than 1,000 are missing. Catastrophe modelling agency Risk Management Solutions estimate that insurance losses for the […] Read more

13 November 2018

Getting the Expat Vote


With the United States midterm elections recently concluded, American media have reported an unprecedented interest from Americans living abroad in voting when typically, the midterms for overseas voters have gone mostly unnoticed. In fact, according to data from the non-partisan U.S. Vote […] Read more

5 November 2018

Time for Expats to Talk the (Local) Talk


Imagine landing your dream job in your country of choice and making that huge, life-changing relocation, and then learning that all foreign workers must master the local language before starting work. That may be unwelcome news for most expats, but it was the reality for those moving to […] Read more