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Living Abroad for Less as a Family

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Some people dream of living abroad for a year or even permanently. This dream can seem insurmountable to those who haven't dome any research, but expatriates are usually happy to share what they've learned. Living abroad for less as a family, especially, requires some advance legwork. Guest contributor Tim Leffel, now living in Mexico with his family, is a valuable resource. Here, he gives excellent insights and useful tips for those considering living abroad for less as a family. - Ed. Cathy Brown saw her future as a mom with three kids in suburban USA and decided that wasn’t for her. She also wanted to continue working as a freelance writer, which is financially tough enough for a single person, much less a busy mother. After trying two other spots in Argentina, she and her kids [Read more]

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