Ever wonder what it’s like living in another country? Have you given consideration to learning another culture? Are you tired of the same routine, day in and day out? Can you imagine helping others fulfill their life goals? Do you want to reduce your debt and increase your wealth?
Are you living beyond your means? How about finding that overseas job? What you’ll find in this article is food for thought and an overview of what’s to come in future posts. I hope to spark your imagination as I share my life adventure!
For years, I’d wondered what things were like outside the U.S. People, everyday life, jobs, education, family, food. Most Americans don’t want to live anywhere else but the “land of the free.”
For most, it’s not so free anymore! But, things are changing. In fact, things have been changing for some time. Wikipedia says there are over nine million Americans living outside the United States. Why? Well, there are a multitude of reasons and one size never fits all.
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Learning another culture at any age, is a real life adventure. Living side by side others who are more than willing to share knowledge, carries with it unlimited benefits. Offering your infinite wisdom and life experience is a goldmine for open minded people.
Learning from an American is something that most just wish for. Of course, there are those who strongly dislike Americans as well. I’ll cover that topic in another post.
No matter where you come from, you have skills to offer. Everything from family life, education, money management and your daily diet! Oh sure, people can use the Internet to learn just about anything. But, gaining knowledge right from the source is something else!
Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of meeting countless new friends. Watching families grow. Realizing life goals. In future posts, I’ll share first-hand stories of individuals and families too! Since 2006, my time living in a foreign land has provided me with invaluable knowledge of another way of life!
What about that “Groundhog Day” effect? Doing the same thing day in and day out, for many, is a terrible way of just existing. I suppose for some, it’s comfortable and less than challenging. If you are the type of person who’s happy with your surroundings, don’t change a thing. Just keep doing what you do until the end.
Daily routines are always connected to your life stage. How old are you? Do you have a job? Are you officially retired? Are there others that depend on you in some way? I’ll cover all of these topics in future posts.
No matter our life stage, we’re always connected to money. Money makes the world go round. Right? Well, I have great news for you! Living in another country can save you big! Even short stays like a few months, can save you thousands. Yes! Dollars!
How would you like to live in a foreign country paying less than two hundred dollars monthly for a nice furnished second floor apartment? Did I say that two hundred includes lights, gas, water and high speed Internet? Well, it’s true! I’ll cover all the details in future posts!
Are you living beyond your means? In American culture, we’re taught that credit and debt is a good thing. I am here to tell you, “No, it’s not!”
The banks and credit card companies love you! Why else would they be in business! One of the first things you learn living in a foreign country is all about a cash society and credit!
Yes, there are banks! Yes, there are credit cards! Yes, people do have mortgages! However, borrowing money for any reason is not a way of life. In fact, for most, it’s not part of the finance picture. Paying cash for cars new and used, houses and apartments and just about everything else is more the rule than exception! I’ll cover the topic of money and finance in future posts.
Employment is another reason for living overseas! Many companies in America offer employment in other countries.
If you are considering an employment opportunity overseas, do your homework first.Never assume the company has all the dots connected. Make sure you research every piece of the living and working overseas puzzle.
Is there an official enforceable employment contract between you and your company? What does your employer actually pay for? What are the guaranteed perks? What does the company expect of you? I’ll cover the ins and outs of working in another country in future posts. I hope you enjoyed this article! Stay tuned for more!