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The World's Best Places to Retire Abroad

Posted by Melissa Morr on Jan 20, 2017 11:02:00 AM
Traveling the world is at the top of so many bucket lists that it should come as no surprise that more and more people are choosing to live abroad each year. It's never too late to fulfill the dream of living in a foreign country, and if you're planning your retirement, the expatriate life is an easily attainable reality. All you need is the right freight forwarding service and a destination. If you're looking for the perfect place to spend your retirement, here are some of the best destinations the world has to offer. France If you have your heart set on retiring abroad but you can't afford the luxuries of Paris, France has a number of affordable ... Read More

4 Ways to Prepare if You're Using a Freight Forwarder for Your Move

Posted by Janet Turner on Aug 3, 2016 1:00:00 PM
Getting ready for a big move is always hectic, and if you're using a freight forwarder for the first time, you may not know quite what to expect. Working with a freight forwarder to have your items shipped long distance is a different matter from packing up your own things and loading up a moving truck. Knowing the guidelines to follow ahead of time can help you prepare properly and give you some peace of mind during this busy time. Take a look at some important tips to help you get ready for moving day when you're using a freight forwarder.  Packing If you do some packing ahead of time, you MUST leave the boxes open. The first thing that you need to ... Read More

Local or International School vs. Online Learning: Which Option is Best for Your Expat Children?

Posted by Melissa Morr on Jun 6, 2016 2:00:00 PM
One of the fantastic things about living abroad is the chance to show your child the world. Unlike their peers who spend their formative years living only in their homeland, your child will develop ties to and an understanding of both their home country and any other countries you live in while they're growing up. This can give them a unique perspective on the world. However, raising children as an expat is not without its challenges, and school is one of the bigger hurdles. Take a look at what you need to know about your options for schooling your expat child. Local Schools One option you have is to enroll your child in one of the local schools in ... Read More

Importing 101 - A Beginners Guide to Importing Commercial Goods into the United States

Posted by Janet Turner on May 23, 2016 2:10:05 PM
Starting an importing business requires not only jumping into commerce basics, but navigating a regularly-changing list of rules for customs, shipping, and importing. Learn the basic steps to follow when importing goods into the U.S.  Importing Business 101 - The Basic Importing Process  If you want your imported goods to arrive on time, and avoid a tax penalty, then you need to know the right way to bring goods into the U.S. If you follow these basic steps, you cannot go wrong:  Partner with a U.S. customs broker and give them Limited Power of Attorney - This allows the broker to act as your agent in arranging the import. Get your documentation in ... Read More

Corporate Relocation: How to Find the Right Employee for the Job

Posted by Jackie Dennis on May 20, 2016 10:48:02 AM
Finding the right employee to relocate to a long-distance location isn't as simple as you might think. A promotion in your current location might only require identifying the employee with the most experience and seniority. However, while experience and seniority may be important factors to consider when identifying an employee to relocate, they aren't the only factors -- or even necessarily the most important factors -- that make an employee an ideal candidate for relocation. Following are some of the qualities that you will need to look for when choosing the perfect candidate for that important long-distance assignment. Ability to be Flexible Not ... Read More

How to Minimize Culture Shock When Relocating Internationally

Posted by Melissa Morr on May 13, 2016 2:37:47 PM
Culture shock is more than just feeling homesick for your old home and your old country. It's also the feeling of disorientation that comes from suddenly needing to find your way in an unfamiliar cultural environment. At times, you may wish that you had never moved, you may feel angry at your new environment for not being what you're used to, or you may feel disappointed in yourself for not finding a way to fit in more quickly. Following are some things that you can do to minimize the stress and discomfort of culture shock in your new home. Make Connections Loneliness will exacerbate feelings of disconnection and disorientation in your new ... Read More

Tips to Keep Children/Pets Safe, Excited, and Involved When Moving Abroad

Posted by Lorena Brockman on May 3, 2016 2:00:00 PM
Lorena Brockman is a blogger for JennsBlahBlahBlog.com and has notable know-how in blogging, travel, fashion, and has been deemed "Greatest Auntie Ever" by many. To learn more about Lorena, visit her company's blog at JennsBlahBlahBlog.com. Moving is a big step and takes planning and action. Moving abroad can be even more challenging for families including children and pets. There are things that need to be taken care of before even stepping foot in another country. Being informed and ready for the move will make the transition easier, and there are ways to make it exciting for pets and children. Following are some tips to keep children and pets safe, ... Read More

3 Tips that Can Help As You Learn a New Language

Posted by Melissa Morr on Apr 28, 2016 5:00:00 PM
Take your language skills for a spin - use them to shop or order food. It's considered common wisdom that the best way to learn a new language is to immerse yourself in it, by spending time in a location where that language is widely spoken. But if you're getting ready to move to a country where your first language is not the primary language, you may find yourself wondering just what that really means? In practical terms, how are you going to learn a new language when most of the people around you don't speak your language? Following are some concrete tips that can help you learn your new language. Learn With a Partner Having someone to work with you ... Read More

5 Steps for Seniors Planning to Spend Retirement in a New Country

Posted by Stephan Baldwin on Apr 27, 2016 1:03:00 PM
Stephan Baldwin is the Director of Business Development for www.AssistedLivingCenter.com, an online resource for senior living communities. Many people believe you have to be rich to live overseas, but did you know you could retire and live comfortably on around $1,000-$2,000 a month in over 100 countries?  Moving overseas is an exciting and surprisingly affordable way to spend retirement. It's very doable for those who wish to add some adventure to retirement, but there are several things you must plan for and consider. 5 Steps to Plan Your Overseas Move First, take the time to thoroughly investigate recommended countries. Useful resources include ... Read More

Is a Freight Forwarding Service Necessary for Your Next International Move?

Posted by Janet Turner on Apr 26, 2016 2:00:00 PM
  People are constantly on the move in today's global society. It can be quite daunting to prepare for a challenging career promotion that involves a long-distance or even international move. Worrying about the logistics of a move only adds more stress to an already difficult time. It's more than just renting a truck Moving internationally or across the country from Point A to Point B involves a great deal more strategy and steps than the average consumer realizes. When it comes to International, the safest, most economical route must first be plotted utilizing air, land, or sea cargo carriers. These safest modes are determined by calculating volume, ... Read More

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