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31-03-2019, 12:20 AM
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Re: Best thing about being an expat?

Originally Posted by Vaniy ->
Hi

I have quite a few friends that went down living the ex pat life most that did made a lot of money as no tax to pay and had the servants and kids at private school

I myself never left England but through hard work.
Well people working for me had to work hard

I only had to put my house on the line and worry about not getting paid retired at 57 and went to live in the sun
I dont know where you got the impression of NO TAX to pay
& KIDS IN PRIVATE SCHOOL Vaniy, you must be living in a
different universe to me. My name is not Richard Branson.
We did have the option of employing a 'servant' as you call
them.
But, if we chose to employ somebody, it was , in my case
at least, to help that person have an easier life.
I think you said it all vaniy, when you said , l quote,
Hard work, well people working for me had to work hard.
Says it all really Vaniy, those people you employed, did'nt
have the option of selling anything to finance a business
venture.
However, l applaud that you did do what you did, you took a
Chance, and reaped the reward, Bravo, for you
I could carry on ad infinitum,but what l am trying to correct
Really, is your perception that expats have it easy and are
Tax dodgers, vaniy, this is only so in the so called ' upper
echelons

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31-03-2019, 09:59 AM
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Hi Donkeyman

I accept your reply but I can only speak from my meetings with the Ex pats that worked aboard

Most of these people worked in the Middle East or India their lifestyles were privileged I will give you that but their money was all tax free two of the people I know even had free houses with pools

The men worked and the ladies did lunch although when you speak to them it did become boring but they put up with it
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31-03-2019, 10:13 AM
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I would love to have been a lady that lunched.... I had my own business too and I employed people ...small potatoes though in the scheme of things....it never allowed me to be a lady that lunched

I wish I had moved abroad though when the kids were little but alas it was not to be
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31-03-2019, 11:30 AM
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Re: Best thing about being an expat?

We had been planning our move from 1986 and moved house in Spain more than the UK

Anyway we've both done well despite being from Leeds
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31-03-2019, 01:06 PM
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I lived the Brit Expat life in Lisbon for five years, saw the tail end of a bygone age.

Christmas Carols at the Victorian St George's Anglican Church, garden party at The British Ambassador's Residence, charity fundraising events organised by old school Brits in their Estoril palaces.

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31-03-2019, 01:18 PM
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Re: Best thing about being an expat?

Originally Posted by Vaniy ->
Hi Donkeyman

I accept your reply but I can only speak from my meetings with the Ex pats that worked aboard

Most of these people worked in the Middle East or India their lifestyles were privileged I will give you that but their money was all tax free two of the people I know even had free houses with pools

The men worked and the ladies did lunch although when you speak to them it did become boring but they put up with it
I think the expats yo met, Vaniy, must have worked in the
Emirates or Saudi, and worked for firms doing business with
those countreis, and had accommodation provided by those
companies.
You are correct, they did not pay any tax here or in the
country they worked in, in the case of uk, because they were
not resident in uk.
You are correct also that they were extremely well paid this
in dollars. All these factors resulted in an extremely good
pay package.
My case Vaniy, was very different,
it was as follows . find job find accommodation.
leave job. start business. build house. build business
Buy another house. rent it out. and so on.
And yes my house did have a pool, which l payed to have
installed.
I think you will find most expats had a similar experience
to mine Vaniy.

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