Schools in Panama Offer a Solid Return on Investment

Schools in Panama Offer a Solid Return on Investment

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August 1, 2014

Panama is one of the fastest-growing countries in Latin America. And with a steady influx of expats of all ages and a growing middle class, its beleaguered education system has been hard-pressed to meet the growing demand for quality instruction. Public schools don’t prepare students very well for college. So middle and upper class residents turn to the nation’s private schools.

Homeschooling on the Road Kept Our Kids Above Grade Level

Homeschooling on the Road Kept Our Kids Above Grade Level

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August 1, 2014

My husband and I recently returned from a journey around the world with our three young children. Over the course of two years, our travels took us to 12 countries on five continents and united our family in ways we could not have foreseen. We hiked the Inca Trail…rode camelback through the Sahara…chased flamenco in Andalusía…

Buy an Existing Business for Ease and Quick Profit

Buy an Existing Business for Ease and Quick Profit

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August 1, 2014

While some relish the challenge of building their dream business from the ground up, many expats prefer the reduced risk and hassle that comes with buying an existing business. You probably won’t save money over starting a business from scratch, as the sellers of a successful business will want to recoup their own investment.

Use Your U.S. Credentials For a Better Life in Spain

Use Your U.S. Credentials For a Better Life in Spain

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August 1, 2014

Ten years ago American health professional Jonathan Ahladas left Springfield, Massachusetts to make a new home in the Spanish capital, Madrid. He’s still glad he did. “In the States your routine is going to work, taking the car, driving home, and then you’re home for the rest of the day,” says Jonathan.

Building a Construction Business from Nicaragua’s Raw Materials

Building a Construction Business from Nicaragua’s Raw Materials

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August 1, 2014

With an investment of just under $50,000, Michelle and Austin Drill are now on their way to making a living…selling bagged dirt in Nicaragua. The former New Yorkers found a place where they could breathe, the easy-going beach town of San Juan del Sur on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast, and a business opportunity whose time had come.

Turn Your Travel Bug Into a Profitable Tour

Turn Your Travel Bug Into a Profitable Tour

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August 1, 2014

“I love the stimulation. Every time I take someone on a tour I learn something new about places I’ve seen hundreds of times before.” So says Helene Kahn who has loved Mexico since she was 10 years old. Now she lives in the artistic hub of San Miguel de Allende and gets paid for something she loves doing: showing people around her adopted country.

Reinvent Yourself for a New Life Overseas

Reinvent Yourself for a New Life Overseas

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August 1, 2014

I first met Tom Linzmeier when we were teaching self-employment seminars in Washington, D.C. Tom had a career as a stockbroker before becoming a full-time investor. Then he reinvented himself again as a teacher. For several years, we continued to bump into each other at adult education centers around the country but after a while we lost touch.

The American Advantage for Owning a Business in Thailand

The American Advantage for Owning a Business in Thailand

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July 1, 2014

With its warm weather, low-cost living, and welcoming locals, Thailand is easily one of Southeast Asia’s most popular spots for entrepreneurs looking to launch a new business. Startup costs are affordable, there are fewer regulatory hurdles, and paying for necessities such as construction and manual labor won’t break the bank.