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Career re-start and your expat marriage, technology can be a superpower and O is for Oman

11/9/2018
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We talk about International School camp dilemmas and the impact culture has on how comfortable our kids are in attending. If you are re-starting your career after a break and your family has a different dynamic, does it put pressure on your relationship and what you can do about it. In expat tech we talk about how powerful technology is as a tool for everyone but expats in particular. In.. Read More

Duration:00:53:34

Daylight Saving, Graduation and N is for Nairobi

11/2/2018
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In this episode we have a discussion about daylight saving and what Europe thinks about that, hint Nikki is not happy. Kirsty, fresh off the plane from Australia has a new high school graduate and there’s also baby news. In expat tech we have a closer look at a time tracking and contractor payment tool, Hubstaff. Expat money looked at loans and pre-approvals and why they might be a good.. Read More

Duration:01:04:32

Remote workers changing timezones, all those phone sim cards to manage and M is for Moldova

10/26/2018
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In this episode we have a discussion about remote work and portable careers, what is the best model and which format works for you best? Loads of Fatties from our Facebook group shared their stories on this front on what they do and what works (or not) for them. In Expat relationships we talk about how holidays might seem better in retrospect, it’s good to look back at the photos later.. Read More

Duration:01:10:30

Do you speak the same cultural language as your school, are holidays better on reflection and L is for LA

10/19/2018
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This episode begins with a lengthy discussion about schools, the differences between primary and upper schools in an international environment and if you speak the same cultural language as the one your school does, and if that matters. In Expat relationships we talk about how holidays might seem better in retrospect, it’s good to look back at the photos later and maybe forget the trickier bits with a bit of.. Read More

Duration:01:00:39

International wills, caring for ageing parents remotely and K is for Kigali

10/12/2018
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This episode contains an update on Helen’s baby shower, spoiler, it was great, Nikki goes to see U2 in Germany, spoiler, it was a bit strange. In Expat relationships we talk about the complexities of caring for ageing parents remotely and tips on how to talk to your family members about the situation. Expat tech exposed Nikki and Kirsty’s different use of the tab feature and while Nikki advocated for.. Read More

Duration:01:09:28

Baby showers abroad, Expat tax in the Netherlands and J is for Jakarta

10/5/2018
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Kirsty had four babies in four countries but did she have any baby showers? Expat Tech closes the story, for now, on Kirsty’s Apple tv and in Expat Money we interview, Andrew in the Netherlands on proposed changes to taxes for expats living there. In Expat relationships we talk about the complexities of being diagnosed with a life altering illness while living away from your home country and how that.. Read More

Duration:01:15:06

Episode 101, seeking multi currency budgeting apps and I is for Ivanivka

9/28/2018
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And just like that we’re at Episode 101. This episode in Geographical challenges we find out Kirsty could have been married to a concert pianist, Expat Tech explores an update on VPNs and Apple TV and in Expat Money we are on the lookout for a great solution for multi currency budgeting apps. In Expat relationships we talk about the additional hurdles to all your relationships, personal, family and education.. Read More

Duration:01:05:03

Episode 100!

9/21/2018
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Two Fat Expats is 100 episodes old! That’s a lot of chatting, giggles and sharing of ideas, tips and interviews on how to live a Fat Expat life. In this milestone episode we cover our regular topics Geographical challenges, Expat Tech, Expat Relationships, Expat Kids and Expat Money but instead of a location, location, location Nikki takes Kirsty down memory lane with some old clips of early episodes. Join us.. Read More

Duration:01:17:59

Season 5 starts here with summer catch ups, wrap ups and H is for Hong Kong

9/12/2018
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We’re back for Season 5 and it’s Episode 99! We do a bit of a summer wrap and talk catch ups, who we did them with and should we change our approach? Whats App family chats, how does yours go and can anyone fix Kirsty’s hard drive? Expat money, do you use an app to track your cash across countries and multiple bank accounts? Got a good one to share? We’ve.. Read More

Duration:01:01:04

We’re creating a new # to follow on insta, international birthday surprises and G is for Geneva

6/1/2018
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Episode 98, Two Fat Expats is nearly 100 episodes old! We do some party planning in this episode, see our list of #’s below and send us a message using the little microphone ‘Hi, my name is Nikki, I listen to Two Fat Expats from Hamburg, Germany.‘ As always we’d love to hear from you .Kirsty’s husband G jetted in secret spy fashion to Adelaide and pulled off a fabulous.. Read More

Duration:01:05:13

FB Fatties rule, the best rates for moving your dough and F is for Fiji

5/9/2018
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The Facebook group this week has gone above and beyond, housing and caring for a member’s mother and sister in Amsterdam after an accident and coming in strong on support for an anonymous post about a marriage breakdown, so much support and good sense all over the place. We discussed talking to your bank about great rates for money transfers and somewhere to see comparisons on the best and cheapest.. Read More

Duration:01:09:47

PART 2 – Moving season, password apps, discussing porn with teens and E is for Edmonton

4/30/2018
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After the Easter break and we had a LOT to catch up on and to share about all things Expat. Moving season is approaching and some of your friends may have announced their departure, or maybe it’s you. We talked about the emotions and keeping in touch with friends near and far. Nikki had a very welcome visitor over Easter and in Kirsty’s house there was a very exciting announcement... Read More

Duration:00:54:36

PART 1 – Moving season, password apps, discussing porn with teens and E is for Edmonton

4/20/2018
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After the Easter break and we had a LOT to catch up on and to share about all things Expat. Moving season is approaching and some of your friends may have announced their departure, or maybe it’s you. We talked about the emotions and keeping in touch with friends near and far. Nikki had a very welcome visitor over Easter and in Kirsty’s house there was a very exciting announcement... Read More

Duration:00:49:24

Bonus Episode 1 – Don’t Blow Your Dough

4/5/2018
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Here it is, the bonus episode that we played a snippet of in Build buy or renovate overseas, don’t blow your dough and C is for Copenhagen. An open (and recorded) conversation between Kirsty and her husband G about the state of their dough. Listen in as they talk about what bank accounts they have, even the ones Kirsty doesn’t know about, yet. The first in a proposed series of.. Read More

Duration:00:13:59

Bank accounts starting with P, Lice mothers and Remote tech options

3/29/2018
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It’s Easter week, so we’re releasing a day early to celebrate. Ever heard of a Lice Mother? You have now. We talked to Denise about her important role at her children’s school. We covered about all the kinds of (free) technology you can use for your portable expat career and lifestyle. Google docs, Slack, Zoom, Freed Camp, Trello and Skype. Kirsty ran through the P names for her expat bank accounts.. Read More

Duration:01:05:26

Build buy or renovate overseas, don’t blow your dough and C is for Copenhagen

3/23/2018
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We’re already up to the fifth episode in our ‘New Format’, do you like it, or not? If you have thoughts and opinions on it, we’d love to hear them. Kathy has just bought a house in Paris and is looking for renovation advice so we spoke to Danielle who has bought and renovated in France about her experience. The outcome of her renovation is La Pommetier. We heard our first.. Read More

Duration:01:10:08

The google doc of doom, does your expat life get easier, entitled expat kids and the mindset of a move

3/16/2018
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Welcome back to this week’s chat packed episode of fat expat-ness. Eliza left us a message that prompted a discussion about the age old question, can you get better at being an expat over time? The jury response was mixed. Nikki spoke with Christine about the mindset of a move and how that can change your outcome and in Location Location Location we interviewed Candice about (B is for) Bangalore. Books,.. Read More

Duration:01:15:38

When your expat kid grows up, Five Women and expat locations that begin with the letter A

3/9/2018
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What a great episode this week, full of laughter, chats, great interviews, some listener voice messages and our opening entry for the Location, Location, Location A-Z. Lauralynn talks to Kirsty about her expat son who has returned to his home country for a gap year before University and the challenges he is facing, we chat to Karen who has just completed 5 and a half years in Arusha and Misha.. Read More

Duration:01:16:09

New Format – Relationships, Expat Budget conversations and keeping family together while apart

3/2/2018
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This week we hear from two expat women who’ve dealt with travelling partners and keeping the family together while apart. Zoe talks about her own special FIFO arrangement and Christine shares her thoughts on having her husband ‘grounded’ for the first time in their married life, five children later. Kirsty has the ‘first’ budget discussion with her husband G, tune in to hear how that went. Books, Movies, Telly, Podcasts.. Read More

Duration:00:57:32

New Format – Start Here

2/20/2018
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Can you believe it, we’re actually back on the air. Summer was long and hot for Kirsty, with a new house and splitting her kids between countries but now she’s back on the ground in Qatar. Nikki went to Bali for a couple of weeks and for now Hamburg is turning on the sunshine in a surprising February. The break gave us some time to re-think the podcast format and.. Read More

Duration:00:52:25