Microbrewing Yields Lifestyle Dividends

Microbrewing Yields Lifestyle Dividends

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April 1, 2014

People are brewing small quantities of beer in garages all across America….but some of them have taken that passion for “home brewing” overseas and turned it into a livelihood. It seems the whole world is waking up to the higher quality of craft beers, and the market for them is growing. If you’ve been in a bar recently you know about the thirst for craft beers

Six Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Franchise

Six Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Franchise

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April 1, 2014

If you want to start a franchise overseas, there are certain questions you must ask potential franchisors to assess their suitability. Let me share what I consider the essential information you need. First, you need to establish the legal situation around franchising in your chosen country. Some countries require franchisors to provide a disclosure document to prospective franchisees—among them are Mexico, Brazil, Australia, and France.

Go Dutch: Get an Easy, Two-Year Residence in Europe

Go Dutch: Get an Easy, Two-Year Residence in Europe

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April 1, 2014

While other countries in Europe require millions of dollars for the privilege of allowing you to move there (Switzerland and Austria come to mind)…ask for proof of ancestors that you might not have (Italy, Ireland)…demand that you endure painful bureaucracy (France)… or ask that you exhibit special technical talents that no one else in the world possesses (everywhere)…one mighty little European country is actually making it relatively painless for Americans to move there: Holland.

Turn Your Curiosity Into Business Ideas

Turn Your Curiosity Into Business Ideas

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April 1, 2014

Although Alexander McCall Smith had a successful career as an expert on medical law and bioethics, he was not well-known outside of academia until he began writing charming mysteries that have brought him fans from around the world. His best-known series, The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, features a self-taught sleuth who sets up shop in her native Botswana.

“How I Became a Successful Online Publisher Overnight”

“How I Became a Successful Online Publisher Overnight”

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April 1, 2014

I live on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean. The weather is great, the income tax is low, and the Internet is fast. There are daily flights to hubs like Rome, Frankfurt, London, and Dubai. So it’s convenient for dipping into the art and culture of Europe…or taking more adventurous trips to the Middle East and Africa.

A Taste of Home on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast

A Taste of Home on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast

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March 1, 2014

When Gary and Kathryn Kelly, both in their 50s, moved to Ecuador from Sargent, Texas, in 2011, they expected this would be where they spent their retirement years. In Texas, Gary had owned a property tax management company and Kathryn worked as his executive assistant. In Ecuador, they hoped to laze away the days on the beach in front of their home…

The Earth’s Bounty: How to Harvest an Income in Uruguay

The Earth’s Bounty: How to Harvest an Income in Uruguay

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March 1, 2014

Uruguay is one of the best places in the world to own a farm…and you don’t have to be a Uruguayan citizen or even a resident to buy agricultural property. While it is most famous for its grass-fed beef industry… Uruguay also has soil and climate that are ideal for growing wheat, rice, soybeans, olives, and blueberries. It is a water-rich country, minimizing the need for irrigation, and its soils are among the least degraded in the world. All Uruguay’s farmland is mapped by soil type.

“How Remote Working Eased Our Transition to Costa Rica”

“How Remote Working Eased Our Transition to Costa Rica”

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March 1, 2014

Buenos dias from Costa Rica! My wife, two kids, and I currently live in the town of Atenas in the Central Valley region. We’ve been here for a touch over a year…and we love it. I established myself with a remote income before I set off. I am a partner in a small software development/consulting firm that we formed a couple years before my family and I moved abroad.