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You don’t have to tell Barry Frangipane that the Internet has made the world a little smaller.
Frangipane, a software engineer, was used to telecommuting from his home in Tampa Bay but didn’t realize how far telecommuting could reach. Then he and his wife, Debbie, decided to move with their two daughters to Italy for a year while Frangipane telecommuted to his software job in the states—an experience he chronicled in his 2011 memoir
The Venice Experiment.
“Anyone could move to a foreign country with a ton of money. We wanted to see if a typical middle-class couple could do it, with a job. We looked at the realities of it, and theorized it could work," Frangipane said. "On the downside, my wife wouldn’t be able to keep her job, as she did not telecommute. On the upside, we could sell both cars and eliminate the monthly tab for two car payments and the associated insurance. Further, we both prided ourselves on being great cooks, so we’d be able to experiment with European dishes in our own kitchen.”
The Frangipane family relocated to Venice for 13 months. Through their experience, they devised the following tips on how others could earn a U.S. income while living abroad.
“For those of us who telecommute to work, we can now live out our dreams and live most anywhere in the world,” Frangipane said.
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