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A podcasts by British expats in the US for British expats in the US. Tales of regular people making bold moves, overcoming obstacles and expanding their horizons, whilst gaining insights and learning lessons along the way. Brought to you by Plan First Wealth, a wealth management firm helping British expats in America make the most of their opportunity. Expats (immigrants) are the best people - bold, courageous, adventurous and resourceful. They have, almost without exception, interesting sto ...
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My name is Lacey and I'm an American living in Japan with my husband and 2 kids. In my early days living here, I used my short morning commute to call friends and family back in the states. I made those calls from the comfort of my very own bicycle. Those bike chats minutes were salve to my soul and now I'd like to share that same time with you. So, come on with me in my mama-chari (Japanese mom bike) and let's chat!
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Moving across the world to another country can be hard, but it's easier when your significant other is a local. "From My Home To Yours" follows the journey of Bernadine (Irish) & Matthew (Australian) moving their lives from Australia to Ireland. They leave no stone unturned as they discuss the logistics and planning needed to make the journey successful, and the emotional upheaval of making a new life together halfway across the world.
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If you are new to the podcast, none of this will matter, but if you are a returning listener, there are some changes you should know about. The old show used to be about life in a remote mountain town in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. My living situation has changed since then, and so I am rebranding the podcast to better fit this new life. Right now I am traveling the USA in a converted schoolbus, aka "skoolie", with my yellow lab, Penny. This podcast is a companion to my blog, www.shake-som ...
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Steve Statler, Chief Marketing Officer at Williott, shares his journey from the UK to the US and his experiences as an expat. He discusses the cultural differences between Israel and the UK, the challenges of moving to a new country, and the financial and immigration issues he faced. He opens up about his father's struggle with schizophrenia and th…
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In this bonus episode, taken from the Plan First Wealth & Friends series, Richard Taylor is joined by Richard Bradstock to examine the complexities of cross-border financial management for expats. Richard shares insights on the property market's current trends, noting the investment prospects amid changing interest rates and market dynamics. The di…
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Richard Taylor is joined by Rob Tye to discuss his remarkable journey from Harlow to Wisconsin, where he unexpectedly discovered his entrepreneurial calling. This episode explores the birth of Necessity Media during economic upheaval, highlighting Rob's ingenuity in identifying market needs during a crisis and his innovative approach to influencer …
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In this episode, host Richard Taylor interviews Barry Richards, the group president at First, a global brand experience agency. Barry shares his journey from being a chef in the UK to working in corporate event management in New York and raising a family in the American suburbs. They discuss the challenges of commuting from Connecticut to New York,…
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What do you know about life on the road? There are plenty of resources out there which are part of the culture. In this episode I talk about my recent visit to the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous, Bob Wells, and Homes on Wheels. Check out my affiliates! Support the show Visit my blog at www.shake-some-dust.com Affiliate Links Check out the link for Origin,…
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In this episode, Richard Taylor interviews Adam Sandman, the CEO of Inflectra, about his expat journey from the UK to the US. They discuss starting a family in a new country, the cost of living and healthcare, cultural differences between the US and Europe, and the opportunities and aspirations in America. They also speculate on an alternate histor…
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Back in the Arizona desert at my spot in Quartzsite. I talk about some Christmas presents I got for the bus to make life easier, I talk about my need to be around people, and some decisions I have made for 2024. Happy New Year! Check out my storefront for useful items I've been using on the road. Check out the Canyon Coolers 30L Mule The GasOne dua…
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Craggy Wash near Lake Havasu City starts to get crowded and after a week, I decide my neighbors are a lot of drama and sucking my will to live. If you are sick of your neighbors, check out my affiliate partner, Booking.com. Use this link to book your next adventure. https://booking.tp.st/nSYcxk6P Support the show Visit my blog at www.shake-some-dus…
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It's a special episode for the holiday season. Richard is joined by Mrs Kate Taylor, a highly accomplished executive and VP of Talent at Memorial Sloan Kettering - a leading cancer research and treatment center. She's built and run internal recruitment and talent functions inside some very significant businesses in the UK, Dubai and America, spanni…
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In this episode I ramble from finish to start about different places I've been in the Arizona desert. It's not really worth your time to listen to. Unless you've had insomnia, then it should do the trick. Also, Merry Christmas! Support the show Visit my blog at www.shake-some-dust.com Affiliate Links Check out the link for Origin, which made a damn…
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In this episode I tackle the questions about how to keep yourself fed on the road without going broke or becoming morbidly obese. I also complain about California and also fast food. Here's the link where you can find my dual fuel cookstove and Canyon cooler mentioned in the show. https://wayward.com/shakesomedust Support the show Visit my blog at …
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Richard Taylor is back with a new thought-provoking episode of “Always an Expat.” Accompanied by Hywel Berry, the discussion segues into the intriguing dichotomy between British modesty and American tenacity concerning professional identities. The conversation teases apart the threads of this cultural quilt, assessing the influence of these contras…
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After a bit of a hiatus, I return with a new branding on the old podcast to work with my new life. I've seen things out on the road you people wouldn't believe. I believe I'm watching the American Dream unravel and most of us are too busy staring at our phones to see it. Social media, the media media, and consumerism are a nice distraction from wat…
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How does the move across the pond affect our families? Jermaine Edwards knows; he moved over with a family of 7. He talks to Richard on this week's episode about changes in relationships, parenting, and managing a household. They also explore how businesses need to adapt to changing work and family dynamics. They'll share stories about combining fa…
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In this episode of Always An Expat, our guest Neal Best takes us on his journey as a British expat living his American dream. Neal shares his experience of moving from industrial London to the broad, sun-kissed landscapes of California. Having established his successful business, Plan First Wealth, Neil guides us through his adaptation process to t…
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Born and raised in England, Elaine Anderson has always been an adventurer at heart. With a natural inclination towards risk-taking, she has lived a remarkable life defined by spontaneity and courage. This dynamic spirit served her well until she made a life-altering decision in 2013. On the show this week, Richard Taylor talks with Elaine about thi…
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After having a little time back from our trip to the states, I sat down to think of 2 things I want to ensure we do again next go-round and 2 things I want to change! I just hope I remember to listen to this before our next trip :) If you've ever taken a furlough trip, I'd love to hear your do-agains and avoid-at-all-costs! Support the show Please …
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Andrew Duffel is the president of Florida Atlantic University's Research Park, based in Boca Raton. Born and raised in the UK, Duffel relocated to the US post-graduation and has been residing there ever since. His expat journey is brimming with unique experiences. One particular aspect of this forms the crux of this podcast episode - discussing an …
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Culture shock happens when a person leaves their home culture to live somewhere else recognizes the differences (often difficult) between the new culture and their home culture. Reverse culture shock happens upon returning to one's home culture and one realizes there are things about the culture that, well, shock them. We visited America this summe…
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Home - oh, what an interesting concept for anyone that's ever moved. Let's talk about home and feeling multiple emotions at the same time! And thanks for all of you who waited patiently over the last few months as I was out and about in non-podcast-world. I'm really excited to be back :) Support the show Please be sure to share this show with any e…
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Moving to another country is always a challenge, but our guest this week Barry Lynch's journey was amplified by the added stakes of securing dual citizenships for his children. Richard and Barry talk about confronting unique complications, acquiring a deeper understanding of different cultures, and encountering the many highs and lows of expatriate…
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In this episode, late night ponderings outside of the realm of internet connectivity lead me to asking the deep questions. Am I becoming a hermit? Do I even care? What deeper conspiracy is afoot where we can't go through 48 hours without the internet before experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Listen to me ramble in the dark here. Support the show Vis…
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Join Richard Taylor and Angus McNab as they delve into the complex dynamics of manoeuvring a trans-national sports career. McNab's multifaceted identity, tied to Scotland and America, offers intriguing insights into the emotional, social, and professional aspects that extricate while treading this unique life path. Their interaction further unravel…
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The first day out on the road started with some tough goodbyes and nearly ended in disaster. Follow my misadventures as I attempt to live on the road in a converted schoolbus. Support the show Visit my blog at www.shake-some-dust.com Affiliate Links Check out the link for Origin, which made a damn fine pair of boots for my travels. Use the code HAR…
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New changes to my life are coming and this is where I talk about what's happening. Nearly three years in the ancestral family home has come to an end. What's next? Living on the road in a converted schoolbus. Right now I'm dealing with the learning curve of how to make this happen and ready to leave my old life behind. Support the show Visit my blo…
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In this episode of "Always an Expat", featuring Richard Taylor and Steve DiFranco, we dive deep into Steve's remarkable journey from the challenging conditions of a council estate in North London to the exhilarating experiences of performing on concert stages worldwide. Through a series of revelations, Steve paints a rhythmic picture of his life - …
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A Special Message from Matt & Bernadine: "From My Home To Yours has been running for 15 weeks straight, and you've been with us for the episodes in Australia, in Ireland AND on an aeroplane! We've come so far together, and we want to thank you for being with us on this journey. It is for this reason, we're going to take a "sos beag", or "a little b…
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Work is starting, life in Ireland is starting to settle in - this week, Matt & Bernadine have taken a break from the advice and experiences of their move to address some listener questions! They've had a few Qs waiting in the wings and now is the perfect time to tackle them. Bernadine also puts Matt through his paces with a quiz on Irish phrases an…
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Welcome to another episode of "Always an Expat with Richard Taylor". Episode 3 of Always an Expat takes us through the rollercoaster ride of Richard Fielding's life as an expatriate. Being the son of a Royal Air Force officer, Richard was blessed with the unique opportunity to see the world from an early age. Growing with the experience of living i…
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As you are thinking about your big move to Ireland (or anywhere, for that matter!) it's important to do as much as you can to prepare in anticipation of every aspect of your life in your destination country. This includes immigration requirements, preparing funds, tax implications, working visas... and that's just to get you started! Lucky for Irel…
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Matt & Bernadine have finally moved into their home for the next year, and weren't thrilled at what they found on Day 1. In this episode they vent their woes of the current rental market in Ireland, share the "wobbles" of finally living what they've planned for so long, and coming to terms with returning home after so long. Topics discussed in this…
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It's always a pleasure to be joined by a fellow Boltonian. Today's guest is Matt Dixon, a British expat who has carved out an impressive career in the American real estate industry. Matt details his journey and embrace of the American Dream, as we touch on the perception of Americans and their welcoming nature, business betrayal and the occasionall…
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Bernadine and Matt have brought you another very special interview with an expert in their field, and this time around it's all about saving your money through taxes! This week, Stephanie Wickham from ExpatTaxes.ie is talking to Matt about all things taxes in the Irish system and the main considerations anyone should have before they move to Irelan…
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They're back to the ol' tips and tricks, as Matt & Bernadine discuss the process and reasoning behind their approach to securing a rental property in West Ireland. Matt has *finally* managed to get his PPS number (now just waiting on the card!) and Bernadine has had an adventure in travel and created more memories this week. Topics this week: Commu…
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The idea of home is a universal one — it resonates with everyone. But what happens when home becomes more than one place? Join us in the first episode of “Always an Expat” as we delve into this intriguing concept with Serra Kiziltan, a UK-native who has made the United States her second home for over two decades. Serra's journey is one that implore…
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More progress made this week - after a month of driving back-and-forth to their desired city, Bernadine and Matt have secured their rental property for the next year! 👏👏 In this episode they have the run-down of their experience locking in the rental compared to Australia and all the changes to the Irish real estate method since the pandemic began.…
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It’s a big step: moving across the pond. No matter how long you spend in the US as an expat, you always keep that connection with home. Do you ever stop being an expat? I don’t think you do. I'm Richard Taylor, from Plan First Wealth. I'll be bringing you captivating interviews with people who have embarked on incredible journeys, and experienced l…
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This week we have a special episode! Besides some introductory banter, Matt sat down with John Healy from Healy Insurances to talk about the state of car insurance in Ireland and everything that expats & repats should know about securing their car insurance. Healy Insurances is responsible for the famous Mary of Healys (not Mary Healy!) that has be…
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Back for another episode of the podcast, and Bernadine & Matt don't have a huge amount of progress to share - mostly because they took some well-deserved time off for Matt's Birthday! That doesn't mean they don't have some advice and thoughts to share with you, so stick around! Topics discussed: Shoutouts for the community Patience when progress is…
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Bernadine and Matt have been continuing to tick those travel/settling-in boxes with more advice to give this week. If you're wondering about car parking, Irish small-town culture or the pronunciation of the word "Chamomile", then this one is for you! This week, they cover: The full process and documents needed for the spousal Visa. The order of act…
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Matt and Bernadine are ten days into their Irish move, and things are going great! From cars to stamps to contracts... there's a lot you've been missing! This week, you'll get the full experience from their time in Business Class, some reflections from Matt about the intense feelings of leaving your home country, Matt gets his Irish Visa and the fi…
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Matt and Bernadine have now officially made the move to Ireland! As they find their feet and shake off the remnants of jet lag, they have a special surprise for you this week. Throughout the process of packing up their home and preparing to move, they've recorded a series of short audio clips to take you on the journey. The emotions, the process an…
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Bernadine and Matthew are feeling tired and emotional... it might become clear in the tenor of their voices, but they still have plenty of experiences to share and shout-outs to make! In this episode, Bernadine and Matt share their final moments with colleagues and friends, the lead-up to finalising their house before the tenants move in, some auto…
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We're almost there! Bernadine and Matt are continuing to pack up their house, but now the farewells have begun. In this episode, Matt talks about the unexpected passing of his grandfather, the pair discuss saying goodbye to the Australian family, and the importance of trust and setting your mindset during the big move. It's easy to question and rel…
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Bernadine & Matt are continuing to do their thing, packing up their lives to get ready to move across the world to Ireland from Australia. You'll find out what they've ticked off their to-do lists, navigating the emotions that are part of a move like this and some extra tid-bits & advice for you. Not every situation is the same, but moving across t…
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Welcome to the first official episode of "From My Home To Yours", a podcast about Bernadine and Matthew's journey, moving their life from Australia (Matt's Home) to Ireland (Bernadine's Home). As an introduction to us, we'll be talking about everything you need to know before we get stuck into the journey. You'll hear about our reasons for moving, …
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If you're looking for a podcast by Bernadine and Matthew talking about moving to Ireland and/or from Australia, then you're in the right place! Subscribe today to hear about our journey, the logistics of moving to Ireland from Australia and our thoughtful reflections on our big life change. Keep in touch with us! If you have questions about what do…
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How often do you sing? Is music constantly rolling around in your head? It definitely is in mine! I've even found that the types of songs in my head can be little clues for me to see what's going on in my emotions. Luckily for you, I don't do almost ANY singing in this episode. Support the show Please be sure to share this show with any expats and …
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Last week we celebrated the fact that we've been in Japan for 3 years. To say it was hard would be an understatement and to say it's been amazing just wouldn't suffice. Let's talk about mask recommendations in an honor shame culture and hearing the voice of God calling you where you should go. Support the show Please be sure to share this show with…
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My daughter is starting elementary school soon! Come along with me and let's chat about some of the goofy, different, and wonderful things we've experienced and have heard about in the local school system. Support the show Please be sure to share this show with any expats and friends and family members of expats. Connect with me over on Instagram: …
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