Sunday, September 9, 2007

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Banking on the Internet

If you are planning on living abroad, you need to think seriously about how you are planning on dealing with banking matters. One bank that a number of expatriates have chosen is NetBank. The ease of use and the good interest rates (because they are not supporting large buildings and large staffs) have made them quite desireable. And, yes, deposits are FDIC insured up to $100,000 just like other U.S.-based accounts. Even better, they even try to show you the location of ATMs that don’t charge fees.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

If you are looking for information and a supportive community concerning visa applications for family members and potential family members, you would do well to take a look at It offers forums (where helpful members will answer your questions) as well as an FAQ and informative articles.


Take a look.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Kenya Safari Holiday Part 1

Kenya is undeniably beautiful, even by African standards. Great shots of real life.

Long distance can be cheap!

Long distance can be cheap. No, not the usual through-the-phone-company service. Long distance can be as close as your Internet connection.

VOIP, or Voice Over Internet Protocal, technology is such that the calls are quite good and quite cheap. One company, Vonage, charges about $25 a month for unlimited calls. The nice thing about it is that you can be assigned a phone number in any U.S. area code you like.

So, if you are planning on having your own company while working abroad, business folks won't even need to know that you are not in the U.S. They dial a number for Fresno, California, and it gets them you in your overseas abode. How cool is that?