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Are you on track to meet your savings target this year? Did you even set one for yourself???? Ok, there is still time to repair the damage! Next week is called Money Smart Week so I have created a 7-day email challenge to help you AT LEAST double whatever you’ve saved so far this [...]
Before you learn something new below, please read my disclaimer here now about the advice and tips I share on this blog. How to enjoy a 5-day holiday abroad for LESS than £500 (including FLIGHTS and HOTEL)! Yes, you read that correctly- I enjoyed my last 5-day holiday abroad (including FLIGHTS and HOTEL) for £489! To convert to euros [...]
“Travelling or saving? What should be my priority?” Many expat teachers have asked me this and I don’t think it has to be one or the other. While teaching abroad, we are making enough money to save each month AND take regular trips to explore the globe! I would say that your saving should [...]
Last week, I read one of Andrew Hallam's wonderful articles called, "Why This Financial Advisor Gives Out Free Trips To The Maldives." It talks about a very familiar trick used by financial brokers on unsuspecting expats in the Middle East... "Last month, a financial advisor sent Matthew Backus an unusual email. She offered him a free [...]
The EET ultimate guide to visiting Istanbul! Istanbul has been on my bucket list for ages and when I finally had enough Turkish Airlines air miles to fly return from Dubai to Istanbul, I jumped at the chance to spend my Spring half-term there! My mam was very worried when I told her [...]
Should you get a credit card while teaching in the Middle East? Yes, you should definitely get a credit card while teaching in the Middle East because the banks here have some of the best credit cards deals in the world! It is a way to earn extra cash or perks for nothing, so what [...]
Why you should carefully choose your bank as an expat teacher When expat teachers first move to a new country, they have to set up a bank account in which to get paid each month. Depending on your school, you may get lots of assistance as you choose (e.g. banks coming to your school to present to you, [...]