Whatever the reason for living abroad, and however exciting the possibilities may be, the initial stages of an international relocation are often incredibly stressful. Suddenly you may find yourself in a community where you can barely make yourself understood and are unable to read something as simple as a restaurant menu or as necessary as the traffic signs. You may feel isolated, unanchored and unprepared. To top it off, you may find yourself making critical and costly financial errors because you don’t yet understand local tax laws and business customs.
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