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Money Transfer Companies Compared

If you are trying to decide which is the best way to move your money abroad (or receive money from another country), this article Money Transfer Companies Compared is exactly what you need.  Money transfer companies compared

Below are all the different options for making international money transfers. We’ll help you with some common questions like:

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Renewable Energy Jobs: 18 Resources, Recruiters and Job Boards to Know


Europe is leading the world with renewable energy targets.

In fact, global recruiter Shaw Energy writes that Europe is where the bulk of the world’s offshore wind projects are located. “EU offshore wind energy capacity is projected to grow the most rapidly, an increase 17-fold between 2010 and 2020,” the team says.

It’s no wonder, then, that so many of the recruiting firms for the renewable energy sector (solar photovoltaic power, on- and offshore wind, hydro, and biogas) are in Europe, although the scope of these recruiters is international.

We’ve compiled a list of 18 international recruiters, agencies and job boards that specialise in the renewable energy industries. These can form a solid resource for job seekers, as well as recruiters and human resource departments looking for talent.

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How to Estimate Your Cost of Living Before An International Move


Before you buy a plane ticket and look at visa options, it’s important to calculate your cost of living to make sure you’re not getting in over your head.

Some places with affordable rent and health care have high tax rates or school costs, while more expensive cities have hidden ways to save.

Here’s how you can evaluate your lifestyle to calculate your typical cost of living.

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Freelancing Sweeps the Globe: Are You Ready to Dive In?


The benefits of a freelancing career are seemingly endless: You get to be your own boss, you get to work in a field that you love or that you are great at (ideally both), and, with enough work, you can make a great living wage from anywhere in the world (that has an internet connection).

According to a 2015 report in The Atlantic, not only are more than 50 million people in the United States alone making at least some of their income from freelancing, many of those people report being happier because of “freedom, choice, and flexibility.” Additionally, 1.4 million British freelancers work across all sectors. The majority of the freelancers surveyed also reported making more money in their new “solopreneur” ventures than they did in their previous jobs.

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Expat Essentials: Which European Countries Are the Most Welcoming?


Countries can be considered welcoming to expatriates for lots of reasons. Locals being friendly to foreigners is the most obvious, but other things matter, too.

The standard of living is important, and some expats will give up a seemingly perfect job at home for what they consider a great work/life balance abroad. For families with children, good childcare ranks pretty highly on the list, while others cite economic stability as an important factor.

Even your age matters in terms of how quickly you settle into a new place, so what might be deemed a welcoming country to Baby Boomers and retirees may well seem a bit stand-offish to Millennials.

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Getting Car Finance on a 457 Visa in Australia


Every year, many young professionals succumb the lure of Australian shores, and it’s easy to see why. But once you’re here, you might find that you need reliable transport to see some of Australia’s most beautiful and remote places; not to mention getting to and from work.

Expats who are living and working in Australia on a Temporary Work Visa, also known as a 457 Visa, are eligible for car loans. However, the criteria that lenders place on these applications are usually more strict than those of permanent residents and citizens.

Here are a few tips for getting a car loan on a 457 Visa.

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Two Lucky CurrencyFair Customers Will Be Sharing €5000 – Will It Be You?

The reason CurrencyFair has grown so fast has been the wonderful support from our customers around the world. word-heart

Due to this support, CurrencyFair has helped people transfer over €3 billion and has saved them well over €120 million.

We thought we’d have little fun and reward two customers in the process: two lucky CurrencyFair customers will be sharing €5000 between them.

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Income Tax Rate Comparison Around The World

Are you thinking about a move abroad?

Many CurrencyFair customers have made the leap to life in a new country and are loving it.

If seeking to land a new job before you arrive, one of the key challenges for you or your new employer will to be to work out what salary level you’ll need to maintain your current standard of living.

The process involves consideration of differentials between your home country and host country of several key elements: Income taxes, Employee/employer compulsory social contributions, Cost of living, Housing costs.

The international cost of living assessment service, Smart Expatriation recently took a look at one of the key components of a net salary: income tax.

The infographic below highlights the differing income tax rates you’ll find in various cities around the world.

Highest tax rate for expats

For more information on international cost of living, check out Smart Expatriation.


16 Things to Investigate Before Moving to Australia


Australia tends to be a popular destination for expats from both Europe and Asia. While Asian expats enjoy the laid-back nature and economic stability, Europeans often seek out the warm beaches and similar food.

However, moving to Australia, with its complex visa process and school fees, is often much harder than people anticipate. Here are a few things you should know to make the move easier.

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15 Tools to Monitor Your Business While Traveling Abroad


Boarding a plane to a different country is a harrowing experience for any manager. There are a million problems that can occur when you’re traveling, and it feels like you’re out of touch and falling behind.

You don’t have to feel this way. There are plenty of tools to use, from simple employee monitoring to apps for restructuring your entire team. Never feel out of touch again with these tools and apps.

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20 Innovative EU Startups You Should Be Following Right Now


The European startup space is an exciting place to be right now. As investor Vivek Goyal notes at VentureBeat, music startups, fashion startups and platforms to grow the sharing economy are doing especially well in the EU right now.

That rising tide is lifting a lot of boats. Tech professionals are finding well-paid jobs, and startup founders are refuting old myths that markets in some EU countries are too set in their ways to be effectively disrupted.

Big things are on the horizon. Here are 20 EU startups worth keeping an eye on in the second half of 2016.

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