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Take that Overseas Opportunity

Q. My wife has been offered a promotion that will require moving to London from the US, and she will make more money than I do so we want to take it. But I wonder if there's any way I can keep my job here while living overseas. Is that just a dream recruiters tell you, or can it be done?

Ans. Thousands already are doing it. With computers, email, fax machines and now Skype, no one knows and few care where you sleep at night. Thousands of workers already are working from home offices, and if you're diligent, you may be able to do that from a home office overseas. One who did do it successfully is Barry Frangipane, a software engineer who was used to telecommuting from his home in Tampa Bay, but realized he could go even farther from the office when he read, Under the Tuscan Sun. He didn't have a lot of money as that author did, but he and his wife, very middle-class people, did it anyway and tell about it in his new book The Venice Experiment. It's a new world out there---go ahead and enjoy it.

 

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