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Planning Cash Flow for Female Expats and Founders

Planning Cash Flow is not only critical; female expats, like anyone living abroad, may experience concerns about cash flow. The financial aspects of expatriate life can be complex and influenced by various factors. Here are some common considerations: 1 – Understand Currency Exchange Rates Fluctuations in currency exchange rates can impact the purchasing power of expats. Female expats may worry about how currency movements affect their income, savings, and overall financial stability. https://www.expat.hsbc.com/international-banking/what-makes-exchange-rates-move/ https://airshare.air-inc.com/do-changes-in-the-exchange-rate-used-to-calculate-the-cola-cause-the-assignee-to-lose/gain-purchasing-power 2 – Consider the Cost of Living in Zurich, Switzerland The cost of living in a new country can differ significantly from one’s home country. Female expats may be concerned about managing expenses within their budget, including housing, transportation, healthcare, and education. Zurich is one of […]

Burnout in the Swiss Workplace

In the picturesque landscapes of Switzerland, known for its efficiency and quality of life, the issue of workplace burnout may seem paradoxical. However, the Swiss workplace is not immune to the global burnout epidemic, with employees facing high expectations, long working hours, and intense competition. We aim to illuminate the symptoms of burnout in the Swiss workplace and provide practical steps individuals can take to move forward and find a healthy work-life balance. Embarking on an expatriate journey is often portrayed as an exciting adventure, promising new experiences, cultures, and personal growth. However, beneath the surface of this exhilarating chapter in your life lies a lesser-explored aspect – the risk of expatriate burnout and trauma. When moving to the land […]

Female Expats: Concerns about Children’s Education

It’s quite possible that female Expats in Zurich, like working parents in many multicultural cities, may have considerations and concerns about their children’s bilingual education. Zurich is a diverse and cosmopolitan city where multiple languages, primarily German, French, Italian, and Romansh, are spoken. We also have a large English-speaking community. Here are some factors you might consider: Language of Instruction:    – Zurich offers a variety of schools with different language programs. You may explore schools that provide bilingual or multilingual education to ensure your children are fluent in multiple languages and you would be able to move them to other countries or back to your home country once your assignment ends. Find a good overview here: Circe of Schools:  https://circleofschools.ch/ […]

Help Your Spouse Adjust to the Host Country – Five Key Principles

Spouse Adjust

Going on an international assignment is often a relationship challenge. Even if you have already been married for a long time, moving abroad can bring out the best and worst in the relationship with your spouse and/or life partner. Gone are the days of the “expat wife” sitting in the expat country club, playing tennis or painting her fingernails at the pool while an armada of the staff was taking care of the driving, children, household, and cooking. Today, life partners and spouses are of all backgrounds and all colors. My observation is that more and more male spouses are joining female expats. We also see more same-sex couples doing assignments together. Some couples plan to have a family while […]