Finances

Paraguay: The South American Expat Destination With The Cheapest Electricity

Many expat websites targeting nomads or retirees on a tight budget will often advertise Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia, or Mexico as cheap places to live. On the contrary, not only are rental prices going up, electricity costs remain higher than most of the United States.   Paraguay is a bit of a hidden gem in …

Huge Tax Breaks For Property Owners In Panama – Tax Free up to $120,000

Starting in 2019, there will be a major tax break for homeowners in Panama. Not only will primary residences be tax free up to $120,000 in value, properties beyond that limit will only face tax of 0.5% per year. This will be the new property tax plan: For primary or family residences: 0.0% up to …

Why American Expats Abroad Still Need To File Tax Returns

The United States government is one of the few governments in the world that hold their expats liable to pay income taxes. There are certain exclusions, like the foreign earned income exclusion of up to $100,000, but citizens are always required to file. Even if you owe nothing, failing to file may accrue penalties that …

The Cheapest Way to get to Colombia From Panama

With the Darien Gap making it impossible to cross with a cheap bus, the only realistic option is to be at the mercy of the airline industry. If you look up flights on Priceline or other sites that gringos use, flights may be from $200 to $300 to get to Medellin or Bogota. Even the …

Top 5 International Cities To Find ICT Oil Jobs

With industrialization, the demand for oil grew drastically. With this demand, ICT jobs in the oil industry had also grown significantly. This demand continues to grow each year as more industries are opened. It is for this reason that many job opportunities in the oil industry are continually being created. The advancement in technology has …