How To Protect Yourself From Currency Shock

Yes, HealthyWealthyExpat is back from a very long vacation. Looking back at my last post, I see that it has been about 18 months since I last sat down to dump some random thoughts from my cerebral cortex into the laptop. And while I’d love to take the time right now to reveal the various reasons for […]

Feeling Lucky?

One of the joys of being a parent is eavesdropping on the conversations of the youngsters in the back seat of the car. Get a couple of 9-year-olds back there for a 30 minute drive and you have yourself some really enjoyable free entertainment. You can hear wild speculation on the existence of fairies, which […]

Are You Prepared For The Worst?

What’s the worst thing that could happen to you while living overseas? Caught in a revolution? Work visa not renewed at short notice? Medical emergency? Death of a loved one? Your death? While it’s pretty hard to argue against the last item on the list being the worst, any of the above can be quite […]

3 Questions You Need To Answer About Inheritance Laws & Your Expat Assets

Q1: Do any of these situations apply to you? You own property in a foreign country You have a large sum of cash in a bank account in a foreign country You have invested in the stock market in the foreign country where you are currently living You have a life insurance policy with your […]

Book Review: The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing

Andrew Hallam, the author of Millionaire Teacher, has just released his newest book, and it is written explicitly for expats. The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat is a must read for every expat wanting to take control of their financial future. Isn’t that ALL of us? I have been […]

5 Ways To Teach Your Kids To Spend Wisely

Now that our daughter gets a weekly allowance, the most common verb that comes out of her mouth is BUY. Daddy, I’m going to BUY (insert latest craze that all the kids have) with my allowance. (Insert friend’s name) has 5 and they’re soooooo cute. Don’t you think they’re cute, Daddy? Um, yeah, I guess […]

How To Get Good, Cheap Rental Car Insurance

It was my birthday and it had been raining all morning. We were stuck in the house, and the kids were starting to go a bit nuts. No, this wasn’t winter in Vancouver – it was early July in the south of France. It’s not supposed to rain in the summer in the south of […]

Recipe: Hearty Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Our family is about 50% vegetarian. No, that doesn’t mean that my wife and one kid are meat eaters and myself and the other kid only eat plant matter. Or that half our dinner plate has meat on it and the other half vegetables. 🙄 What it means is that around 50% of our meals […]

Are You Insured For Your “Extreme Sports”?

Planning a trekking holiday to your favourite alpine destination? How about a ski trip? Diving, anyone? Or maybe your kids are into horse-jumping or karate? Better check your health and travel insurance policies. Now. Even though we’re just back from another epic summer holiday in Europe, we are already planning our winter holiday, and this year […]

Allowance, Saving, and Debt: Money Matters for Kids

Our 8 year old just got herself out of debt. On receiving her first weekly allowance since returning home from our summer holiday, she paid off the loan she had taken out while we were visiting Disneyland in July. Loan? Disneyland? Huh? Isn’t Disneyland supposed to be a fun place where kids immerse themselves in […]