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Expat Files – 09.16.16

#1-Shipping and moving items to and from Latin America- PART 2:
Stuff breaks right? What if you have to ship something back to the states for warranty repair? The fact is that most Expats get nailed TWICE for import taxes when they return an item. They’re hit once when the item was first bought and shipped down via Amazon.com or Alibaba.com order (or whatever) and again when it arrives back in the chosen Latin country after stateside warranty repair has been accomplished. However, that just won’t happen if you use the following tips…

College kids’ homeless hell: Why a secret, massive crisis is getting even worse – MATTHEW SACCARO

With colleges spending billions on lavish housing developments, it’s easy to think that all students are living large. The sad reality? Student homelessness in higher education is a larger issue than most realize, with tens of thousands across the country homeless. There are questions on the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) addressing homeless students — or “unaccompanied homeless …