Living in France

Brexit: Will it affect your money?

Written by on June 21, 2016 in Financial
Brexit: Will it affect your money?

With the EU referendum fast approaching, what impact would “leaving” or indeed “remaining” in the EU have on the British Pound? Our partners at FC Exchange have created a Brexit currency calculator that looks at the potential outcomes for the pound against some of the major currencies. Both the ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ camps are becoming […]

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How to keep your Fosse Septique Sweet

How to keep your Fosse Septique Sweet

Ah France… the sweet scent of croissants, fine wine, delicious cakes and soft baguettes. A place to enjoy the sun and dine al fresco or laze outdoors drinking in the fresh air… unless you have a fosse septique that lets you down. A foul fosse problem is a common occurrence for home and gite owners […]

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Banking in France | Share Dealing

Written by on June 2, 2016 in Banks and Banking, Financial
Banking in France | Share Dealing

In France, you can hold a share dealing account at your bank, with a stockbroker, or on the internet. The normal safe custody account is called a “Compte Titres”. A share is an “action” and a Government or Corporate Bond is an “obligation”. Most people deal in shares through a specific form of investment called […]

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How to Get the Best Deal on Car Hire in France

How to Get the Best Deal on Car Hire in France

For the best deals for car hire in France – look no further. We’ve done the hard work for you and found one of the best car hire sites there is with thousands of pick up and drop off locations, a huge choice of cars, market leading rates plus an exclusive discount for The Good […]

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Securing IT Assets

Written by on May 9, 2016 in Internet
Securing IT Assets

Securing IT Assets: How to Prevent Intruders from Accessing Your Private Conferences Website infiltration has become a pervasive problem for many companies due to the potential for sensitive data to be compromised which could result in millions of dollars in losses. The 2014 violation of the Sony Playstation network, the $81 million Bangladesh online bank […]

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European Driving Laws

European Driving Laws

Driving is a great way to explore a country you’re visiting. Going off the beaten track and discovering a hidden gem not in the guide book is one of the great joys of travel. That unrivalled feeling of freedom to go where you want, when you want. And in Europe we are spoilt for choice […]

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Bank Beating Exchange Rates

Written by on April 22, 2016 in Currency Information, Financial
Bank Beating Exchange Rates

Picture this: You’ve found your dream property, you can’t wait to enjoy it, the sun, the wine, the laid back life style. But first, you have to make international transfers either in large sums to pay for it outright (or) send regular payments to pay a mortgage or service charges. It brings you back down […]

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What Does Brexit Mean for Expats In France?

Written by on April 22, 2016 in Currency Information, Financial
What Does Brexit Mean for Expats In France?

As an Expat living in France or someone considering a move, the outcome of the forthcoming referendum could have huge repercussions for you. It is now less than three months until the referendum date of the 23rd June and at present polls suggest, although the gap is closing, that the UK will vote to stay […]

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Ask the Experts the answers to your tax in France questions

Written by on April 18, 2016 in Tax
Ask the Experts the answers to your tax in France questions

If you have a question about tax in France, contact us at The Good Life France and we’ll see if we can help you with our expert’s help. Question: I want to take a lump sum of my private UK pension. Is it better to take it before I move to France? I have been […]

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Renovating Property In France Money-Saving Tips

Written by on April 5, 2016 in Renovating in France, Tax
Renovating Property In France Money-Saving Tips

Renovating property in France is what expats do! We love to upgrade, restore and make old buildings worthy again from barns to chateaux – but did you know that certain home improvements can result in significant income tax gains? Jo-Ann Howell takes a look at just what tax relief and benefits are available to home […]

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