Life Abroad

Cost of Living in France in 2024: Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Niece.

France has long been admired for its rich culture, picturesque landscapes, and renowned cuisine. While France offers a high quality of life, the cost of living can vary significantly from region to region. Factors such as population density, local industries, and proximity to amenities can profoundly impact the cost of living. In this analysis, we […]

July 16, 2024

Man in the Eiffel Tower in Paris,
The World We Share: Meet William
The World We Share

The World We Share: Meet William

Nearly twenty years after his father returned to Myanmar from Malaysia, Waira Min Kyaw embarked on the same journey in search of better opportunities. Waira, known to friends as William, never dreamed of going abroad unless it was to further his studies, but with the escalating political situation in his home country, it was time to make a […]

July 4, 2024

What Are the Safest Ways to Send Money Internationally?
Remittances

What Are the Safest Ways to Send Money Internationally?

Sending money to someone in another country has never been easier — and it has a ton of benefits. The ability to send money overseas makes it easier to help loved ones living abroad pay for education, health care, or everyday expenses. You can also use it to pay for goods and services you can’t […]

July 2, 2024

The 10 Countries That Receive the Most Remittances
Remittances

The 10 Countries That Receive the Most Remittances

In an increasingly interconnected world, remittances have emerged as a vital lifeline for many economies, particularly in developing nations. Beyond providing essential household income, remittances help improve healthcare, education, and infrastructure, fostering development at both local and national levels. They play a crucial role in enhancing economic resilience and reducing poverty. According to the 2024 […]

June 25, 2024

Empowering Hope: How Haiti’s Remittances Can Transform Lives
Migration
Remittances

Empowering Hope: How Haiti’s Remittances Can Transform Lives

Remittances play a vital role for poverty-struck communities, especially when it comes to countries like Haiti. The Caribbean nation depends on remittances sent from abroad, particularly from the United States where the Haitian diaspora is considered the 15th largest foreign-born population. Today, three-fifths of Haitians live on less than $2 a day. Following a long […]

June 19, 2024

How to Use Google Pay: A Complete Guide
Tech

How to Use Google Pay: A Complete Guide

In today’s fast-paced world, convenience is key, especially for managing your finances. With the rise of digital payment solutions, Google Pay is a user-friendly platform that simplifies how we handle transactions. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newcomer to the world of digital wallets, this guide is your roadmap to mastering Google Pay. From […]

June 18, 2024

A Case for Affordable Remittances 2024: Supporting Families and Communities from afar
Migration
Remittances

A Case for Affordable Remittances 2024: Supporting Families and Communities from afar

Every year, millions of people decide to leave their native countries, crossing international borders in search of a better everyday life. Sometimes, people immigrate to earn a college degree or to learn a language. Other times, to gain international experience in their field. But, more often than not, people move to lift themselves and their […]

June 13, 2024

How Eid al-Adha is Celebrated Across the Muslim World
Holidays

How Eid al-Adha is Celebrated Across the Muslim World

Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, is a cornerstone of Islamic tradition, symbolizing profound faith, obedience, and compassion. What is Eid al-Adha? Eid al-Adha honors the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham in Judeo-Christian tradition) to sacrifice his son Isma’il (Ishmael) as an act of obedience to God, who intervened by providing a […]

June 13, 2024

How Does a Digital Wallet Help Secure Private Information?
Remittances

How Does a Digital Wallet Help Secure Private Information?

Digital wallets may seem like something out of the future, but they are becoming a common way to pay for all kinds of items. They make it easy to securely send and receive money from friends and family and store your most sensitive financial and banking info.  Even better, they are simple and free to […]

June 11, 2024

The World We Share: Meet Nancy
The World We Share

The World We Share: Meet Nancy

When Nancy thinks of her native Tepetongo, a town in Mexico, she thinks of the earthy smell after a heavy rainfall and the camaraderie that exists between family, friends, and neighbors. While most of her fond memories are rooted in her childhood, Nancy lived in Mexico well into her adulthood, graduating from college and even joining the […]

June 6, 2024