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15 Jul 2009 - 05:00
With swine flu spreading throughout the world and surrounded by media hype, some expats must wonder how they should deal with the ramifications of this epidemic sensibly. Cases are being reported in our children's schools and it is becoming clear that we will all likely have to deal with the uncertainty that surrounds being exposed to this virus. As expats, we wonder if we should cancel or postpone travel plans and how it might even affect immigration plans, as if this process wasn't stressful enough. Those who are vulnerable must cope with an even greater degree of uncertainty. 
15 Jun 2009 - 13:26
The WHO has today raised the swineflu alert level from the level 5 set on the 29th of April to a level 6 pandemic as infection numbers and deaths continue to rise. The BBC is regularly updating their outbreak statistics Swine Flu: Country by Country.
9 Jun 2009 - 05:00
The BBC has reported that 21,000 fraudulent websites were shut down last year and Met Police urge buyers to view cars in person. Reputable sites such as Ebay and Autotrader have been used for advertising these "virtual vehicles".
4 Jun 2009 - 05:00
'Culture shock' is the term used to describe the process of adjustment that happens to everyone when they move to a new country. Everyone who lives in a foreign country will have experienced culture shock to some degree.  
28 May 2009 - 05:00
The Internet super-highway opens up marvelous opportunities for expatriates to harvest expat tax advice and information from some of the greatest minds at reasonable prices from anywhere in the world. But it also emphasizes a crucial question: How do you know whom to trust? Sharing your intimate, personal financial information with a stranger is problematic at best.     Here are 25 questions to help any expat choose a tax and financial professional you can trust.  
8 May 2009 - 05:00
You have to file a US Tax Return, but you don't need to pay $600 to do it! Greenback Tax Services is a specialist US Income Tax Return Preparer. The company has contracted with experienced accountants and CPA's to quickly and professionally prepare Federal and State Income Tax Returns for US Expats around the world.   
25 Mar 2009 - 05:00
Wembley Stadium is hosting the third NFL International Series fixture in the UK, the New England Patriots v Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday October 25th 2009.  
17 Feb 2009 - 06:00
contributed by Michael Harling (website) A while ago, I wrote an article highlighting the differences in the UK, so I thought it only fair to give the US equal time. I must confess that most of my writings favor the UK. Having arrived in a shiny, new country, it’s easy to spot all the things that are better than what you left behind and, as the UK was sort of like a foster child, it was prudent to behave as if I loved it best. But now that our relationship has been firmly established, I can safely point out that, in addition to being seen by many as a big, mean ogre run by war-mongering lunatics, the US has many fine qualities.  

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UK billions aren't always the same as US billions. When billions are used in the UK, they often mean what the Americans would call trillions. It's important to get clarification on which billion they're actually using in figures because they still use both!