There are several tools that help expats make their lives life smoother and nip any growing problems in the bud. You can use these same tools to help you.
Many of these have already been written about in my past blog posts, but I put them here to save you the effort from digging them up.
Full disclosure: It costs some money to run a blog intended to be a useful one-stop resource for anyone who want to become expats. To help keep this site going and provide value to those interested, I include some affiliate links on this page below.
Top Productivity Tools
Here, I link to some web-based productivity tools I use to run my business efficiently and make more money in less time. Many of these integrate with each other and into your email inbox if you use Gmail, making your tasks seamlessly easy.
SEO Keyword Research:
Accounting and Payroll:
… and don’t forget LinkedIn!
Top 5 Mail Scanning Services
Direct all your mail to one assigned address and view your mail online while traveling the globe. You will never miss anything important.
- How to Choose a Mail Scanning Service
- How the Patriot Act Affects You, Your Bank, and Your Mailing Address
- Why You Should Not Submit a Change of Address to the U.S. Post Office
Top 5 VPNs
Secure your Internet connection from abroad, enjoy greater privacy and gain access to sites you would not otherwise be able to load without a VPN. Here are the fastest, most reliable and secure VPNs to choose from:
Banking and Credit Cards
Leverage your banking and credit cards so you don’t bleed money through ATM and international exchange fees. Get cash back on groceries, gas and regular purchases to defray your living expenses. Sign up for travel rewards and use the miles to purchase your flight or stay in a posh hotel.
The #1 Checking Account for Expats:
The #1 No-Fee Cash-Back Credit Card for Expats:
For more options and information about rewards credit cards, subscribe with your email and download my Expat Handbook.
- Expat Banking and Credit Cards
- Overview of Expat Taxation (for U.S. Citizens)
- Hungry ATM Eats My Only Debit Card
As an expat or even as a temporary traveler on a sabbatical, you do have some options for your health insurance. Stay covered!
* Travel insurance only