Living in France

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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The State of Video Communication, from Mobile to Immersive

Written by on March 11, 2016 in Technology
The State of Video Communication, from Mobile to Immersive

Not too long ago, video conferencing was an expensive novelty: a cool toy for tech and communications companies, but not really a tool for day-to-day business. That perception has changed quickly over the last few years, thanks to some big steps forward in both the hardware and software that make video calls possible. Since 2011, […]

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Helpful Pension Information for British Expats In France

Written by on February 22, 2016 in Financial, Pensions, Retirement
Helpful Pension Information for British Expats In France

Since the Pension rules changed in the UK in 2015, British Expats in France may find that the new rules have significant effects. We looked at what it means in this article which covers who the rules apply to and some of the options.  Now we consider more details on pension information for British expats […]

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Essential Information About Pensions For British Expats In France

Written by on February 22, 2016 in Financial, Pensions, Retirement
Essential Information About Pensions For British Expats In France

The new UK pension rules that came into effect in April 2015 give you more choice, but specialist advice is so much more important for those  who live in France and have ‘left’ pensions behind in the UK when they moved here. We take a look at what the rules mean when it comes to […]

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Volunteering in France with Animals and LAARF

Written by on January 25, 2016 in Expats in France, Pets And Animals
Volunteering in France with Animals and LAARF

Helping out at your local animal refuge in France is a great way to help the animals, get involved in the local community and make new friends… Producing 160 promotion posters for 160 dogs in one weekend is water off a duck’s back (or should we say, dog’s?) for Emma Lee, one of LAARF’s finest. […]

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