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Moving overseas.....

Anonymous
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My husband and I have talked about moving overseas for a long time, we're not exactly sure to where though. We really want to travel and see more of the world though. Of course, making that step is very scary and I also have no idea how to go about it. Obviously his job is of the biggest concern, since he makes the main income. Right now he has just finished his Bachelors in Management ( something he needed to get a job on the outside in the career field he works in the Military).

His is a Contacting Specialist, which is contracting professional in the Federal Government. (These personnel act as business advisors to the Program Managers in their Agencies, assisting them in planning for and acquiring the goods and services needed so that Agencies can accomplish their mission.) 

It's a very lucrative career on the outside, but we have no idea how that would translate in another Country, or if he would even be able to continue with it. If it turns out he can't, then we won't move. But we're having the worst time finding out any information. I don't really know what to look for or even how to go about this. We want to have a really good plan in place, but where do we start??


Has anyone ever moved from the US to overseas permanently??

Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 11, 2016 at 9:50 AM
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Pink.Sunshine
by Petty Princess on Dec. 11, 2016 at 9:52 AM

I haven't but I wouldn't be against it depending on where it was.

olivejuice2
by Gold Member on Dec. 11, 2016 at 9:54 AM
Nope, we moved for a year and would love to go again but it's not feasible at this time. Good luck!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 11, 2016 at 9:54 AM
My husband is career military. We loved Italy and Germany. Never permanent but I would return to either for life without complaint.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Dec. 11, 2016 at 9:55 AM
You should try contacting professional recruiters.
elizabooks
by Gold Member on Dec. 11, 2016 at 9:59 AM

What languages do you speak? That is a big factor. What can YOU do?  There are some American companys that hire contractors to live and work overseas. He might need to change companies to do so. Or even change careers.

1st step: get passports

2: pare down your debt.

3" pare down your stuff

3: go on expat job boards like expatjobs.net or expatcareers.com and see what people are looking for.

4: go on chat boards and see what expats have to say.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 11, 2016 at 10:13 AM

BUMP!

bluebunnybabe
by kid crack dealer on Dec. 11, 2016 at 10:16 AM
I haven't & don't know much about it other than I think you get hit pretty hard with taxes unless you renounce your citizenship so it has to pay really well to be worth it unless you intend to do that.
atlmom2
by Ruby Member on Dec. 11, 2016 at 10:28 AM

You have to pay US taxes as well as whatever country you are living in, unless you give up US citizenship and become a citizen of whatever country it is.  

We lived in Italy for a little over 2 years.  I was so glad to come back to the US.  Most countries outside of the US have higher taxes than we have.  

kris1stbaby
by Gold Member on Dec. 11, 2016 at 10:31 AM
There are civilian contractors for the military overseas. Has he looked into working at a base?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 13, 2016 at 8:39 AM


Quoting kris1stbaby: There are civilian contractors for the military overseas. Has he looked into working at a base?

Yeah, but they're all temporary, only 2-4 years. It's also hard to know if one will be available right at the time his enlistement is up, or if he would even get it.

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