Making smart financial decisions one journey at a time.

Accumulating wealth in the US as a visa holder

15 years ago, when I came to the US to study, most of the international students I knew wanted to stay in the US and get their green card. As my life brought me to other countries, I came to meet more people for whom the US is only one stop in their global journey....

A Tale of Money Transfer from the US to China

You may have read my International Transactions 101 series on this blog. While I detailed how money transfers and exchanges actually happen in the back end of each service, I have not actually tried every single method personally. A while ago I’d had the opportunity...

A framework to manage your finances for global living

As we welcome the new year and leave the first 100 posts of this blog behind, I want to share with you something that has been on my mind. On this blog I’ve covered topics ranging from basic to advanced, from explaining details to compiling all-inclusive checklists....

How to visit the US for over 35 days and still exclude foreign income

One of the common discussions I have with US clients working overseas is how to exclude their foreign income from US taxation. Many people know about Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE) already, but are concerned about being able to meet the physical presence...

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