The UK is a country brimming with opportunities. Migrants are an integral part of the nation's diverse and multicultural population. However, living in the UK can be a mixed bag for foreigners. Depending on where you come from the cost of living can seem exorbitant, especially in the UKs largest cities. Those planning to migrate … Continue reading The cost of living in the UK as an expat
One of the very-long-term goals for our family, one that probably won't be realized until the kids are sent off to college, is to live overseas for an extended period of time. Our family connections, careers, and school systems are among the things that keep us here for now. Over time, all of those factors … Continue reading Moving Your Finances Overseas
The Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida is becoming a yearly tradition for me. While it's not a Grand Slam-level tournament, it's becoming recognized as one of the major tennis events of the year. Living about 2 hours away from the tournament site is a big reason why I'm very comfortable spending money here. For easily less … Continue reading 20 Tips for Attending a Tennis Tournament
Summer is still months away, but it’s never too early to start planning your next vacation. Most families, especially those with kids, will take their long vacation of the year between the months of June and September. There are exceptions, of course. When I was younger, we took a 2-week ski trip every March or … Continue reading Budgeting for Summer Vacation
A few months ago, I spent two full weeks with my family in Poland. It was my longest stay in over 10 years, dating back to the long summers spent there as a kid, and my first time back in 3 years. I was particularly self-reflective on this trip, more so than in years past. … Continue reading Perspectives from Poland
We recently returned from a two-week trip to “the homeland,” spending time with my family and sharing the joy of our son with them for the first time. It wasn’t his first time away from home on vacation, but it was his first flight and trip overseas. As a result, we were eager to poll … Continue reading 10 Thoughts on Travel with a Toddler
I discuss eight ways we save money on vacations, including researching ahead and booking a place with kitchen facilities.
Last New Year’s, we rented a cabin in the middle of the woods in Georgia for an absurdly low amount of money. We enjoyed it so much that we’re doing it again in July. So what’s all the hype about?
Recently, I've been a bystander to several occasions when family members had to fly out of town on short notice for family emergencies. Here are a few tips for keeping the money part under control.
Merriam-Webster shares their list of newly minted words for their dictionary. "Staycation" has made the list this year. A sign of the times, perhaps?