July 20, 2021

Moving Overseas with 3 Kids and Investing in Real Estate Abroad (Founders of Greenback Tax Services)

Moving Overseas with 3 Kids and Investing in Real Estate Abroad (Founders of Greenback Tax Services)

After becoming frustrated with the confusion around paying US taxes abroad while living in London, David and Carrie McKeegan founded Greenback Tax Services, a tax prep company for expats living overseas.  In part 1 of this interview, David and...


After becoming frustrated with the confusion around paying US taxes abroad while living in London, David and Carrie McKeegan founded Greenback Tax Services, a tax prep company for expats living overseas. 

In part 1 of this interview, David and Carrie share tips on traveling and living abroad as a family of five. They discuss what it was like to grow their family in foreign countries and where they've lived over the years. The also explain why they recently left their home in Bali to move to Costa Rica and shed light on the truth about living in Bali, why they invested in real estate investment in Nicaragua, and the cost of living in Argentina. 

Are you nervous about traveling with your kids? No need to worry! David and Carrie share their top tips and advice on traveling and living abroad with kids.

 

EPISODE 117 TOPICS DISCUSSED:

  • Moving overseas for the first time. 
  • Being global citizens with 11 passports total. 
  • Advice for traveling and living abroad with kids.
  • How to manage the stress of living abroad as a family
  • What it’s like to buy a house and live in Costa Rica (Nosara and Playa Guiones).
  • Why they invested in real estate in Nicaragua.
  • How Bali has developed in the 21st century.
  • The pros and cons of living in Bali. 
  • Cost of living in Argentina vs. Bali.
  • The reality of currency exchange rates around the world.
  • Schools, childcare, and services, abroad. 

 

QUESTIONS ANSWERED:

  • How did you end up moving abroad for the first time?
  • Why did you start a company to help expats with their taxes?
  • Where were you living abroad when you started Greenback Tax Services?
  • How did you find jobs abroad in the 2000's?
  • Where were your three kids born and what were the differences in having children in different countries? 
  • Where did you live in Bali? 
  • How were you able to stay in Bali without permanent residency? 
  • Where did you travel while living in Bali? 
  • Why did you move to Costa Rica? 
  • Why did you decide to invest in real estate in Nicaragua? 
  • How do you manage your time 
  • And more. 

 

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TRAVEL DESTINATIONS MENTIONED:

  • Argentina
  • Bali
  • Cambodia
  • Costa Rica 
  • Greece
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • Vietnam

 

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Carrie McKeegan, MBA

CEO & Co-Founder of Greenback Expat Tax Services

Carrie McKeegan is an energetic business professional, long-term expat, parent, and travel lover. After earning her international MBA and spending 15 years in corporate roles in New York and London, Carrie and her husband David McKeegan co-founded Greenback Expat Tax Services—a company that provides hassle-free tax preparation to Americans living abroad. As CEO, she leads a team of 40+ people living on 6 continents, serving customers in 212 countries and territories. A master at adapting corporate best practices to the needs of modern businesses, Carrie loves to share her expertise on building remote teams, company culture, and leadership. Carrie can be reached at .