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This Week's Article

Getting connected to utilities in the USA

Unless you choose to live on a remote island, basic utilities should be available in any home you buy in the USA. These should include electricity and water, and may additionally include gas, telephone and television. Natural gas is not available everywhere, and the use of liquid petroleum gas (L.P.G.) is not common for anything other than gas barbecues in the south. Natural gas and oil are more commonly found and used in the north central and north eastern states for Read more...

This Week's Smart Currency Article

Get the best rates when investing in UK property from overseas

We share a different kind of case study this week, with this spotlight on Mark Shaw, based in South Africa, who used Smart Currency Exchange to maximise his income when purchasing a buy-to-let property in the UK, and repatriating his rental income. Mark and his wife had originally planned to move to Ireland, but Read more...

This Week's Journal

Travelling the US

As I backpack around Scotland with my teenagers I thought it might be a good time to reflect on backpacking Stateside. For this purpose, I will have to turn the clock back a number of years to when I first satisfied my desire to Read more...

This Week's Emigration Article

Top Tips to retiring abroad

A great number of those buying property abroad are pensioners wanting to live out their twilight years in sunnier climates, or somewhere with a slower pace of life. If you are one of these people, take note of our top tips for retiring abroad: Research– Before you actually make the move abroad, the more research you do Read more...

Something Of Interest

Retiring overseas? Make sure you are ready for the pensions changes on 6th April

  As a pensioner moving abroad, you need to be aware of the implications of the imminent ground-breaking pension reforms, which go live on 6th April. It’s critical to plan for these new pension rules, coming into place next week, to avoid wasting thousands of pounds unnecessarily or Read more...

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