5 Spring Festivals Around The Globe

Just in time for spring, we have another guest post from the folks at insurance experts Clements Worldwide. Visit their website for a free quote for all your travel and expat insurance needs. Being an expat is about embracing local culture as much as it is about exploring. The coming of spring is an important time of […]

7 Useful Facts About International Auto Insurance You Should Know Before Driving Abroad

If you are going to be driving a car in a foreign country, there are some essential facts you should know. These facts can save you from accidents, massive bills, and tons of wasted time. 1. Your Home Country’s Driver’s License May Not Work Your local driver’s license usually does not work in foreign countries. […]

7 Holidays Every Expat Should Know And Where to Find Them

As an expat, you have the luxury to experience exotic, fun holidays in foreign countries. But what are the top expat holidays you should check out? Today, we want to share seven holidays that people find the most fun around the world. 1. Chinese New Year This is one of the biggest holidays for China, […]

5 Reasons Why Millennial Expats Need Life Insurance When Traveling Abroad

For you young Millennials out there, the world is your oyster. After all, what’s more exciting when you’re in your 20’s and 30’s than international travel or pursuing your career with an extended stay in a foreign country? However, we shouldn’t forget that there are certain risks involved in all this adventure. In this guest […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]