The Good Life Comes With Little Cost in the “City of Lakes”

The Good Life Comes With Little Cost in the “City of Lakes”

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September 24, 2017

Fourteen months ago, my partner, Rachel, and I decided to realize our dream of living abroad. After a lot of research, we decided to try teaching English in Vietnam. Shortly after we made our decision we found jobs with an English center in Hanoi. And I can already say, that I love it...

Why Growing Your Network Will Make You a Better Freelancer

Why Growing Your Network Will Make You a Better Freelancer

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August 22, 2017

Back in the olden days of the 20th century, books on self-employment were mostly written by academics who hadn't actually done it themselves, and all the advice involved building a mammoth corporate empire. None of that appealed to me when I was starting out on the road to self-employment.

The Baby Boomer’s Easy Answer to Funding a Life Abroad

The Baby Boomer’s Easy Answer to Funding a Life Abroad

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August 22, 2017

In 2001, I was eager to leave my corporate job. After several decades of "fighting the good fight," that kind of work had become monotonous and fatiguing. You may have been there too...or maybe this is where you are now. An endless stream of meetings, discussions, phone messages, travel, and more. At the end of the day it takes its toll.

Your Basic Skills Can Unlock a World of Opportunity

Your Basic Skills Can Unlock a World of Opportunity

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August 20, 2017

When I speak to baby boomers about the world of freelancing they are often surprised by the amount of jobs available for their specific skill set. In fact, most of them don't think they have much to offer in the area of online work because they don't have training in all the "technical stuff."

“I Moved to Ecuador and Escaped the Stress of the U.S.”

“I Moved to Ecuador and Escaped the Stress of the U.S.”

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August 20, 2017

"I savor the days that I can work completely from home," says Carolyn Hamilton. "Now that I don't have a 9-to-5 job, I can completely indulge my personal creativity and that's a great plus for me at this time in my life." Carolyn arrived in Cuenca, Ecuador in February, 2012,