Author:Frey-Hasegawa, Erika

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

Dear Readers

Summer finally arrived and in full force. As I write this note, the heat wave has broken momentarily to yield to a full day of torrential downpour. Mother Nature has certainly kept us entertained this year!

The theme this September issue is fresh starts. It's 'Back to School' for children as the new school year begins. In my interview with Nora Anghern--professional golfer and coach with the Swiss PGA--we chat about how a sports education is as important as classroom education for today's youth.

New beginnings are also an opportunity for lifelong learners of all ages. Dr Craen--owner and president of European University--shares insight into his top-rated European Business School. His roots run deep in family run businesses and E.U. leads the way with a uniquely entrepreneurial approach.

Across the language divide ("Roestigrabe" trans. Swiss hash brown dish ditch) we meet Helen Calle-Lin. a Geneva based restaurant entrepreneur, who created a new life for herself, since arriving in 1994 from Texas. She continues to heed her restaurateur calling and has even expanded her restaurant restoration to Berne.

A hot new financial topic in the expatriate world comes from the UK, namely QROPS. An abbreviation for 'Qualified Retirement Overseas Pension Schemes' it's an intriguing tax savings retirement investment plan available in Switzerland to expats who have worked in the UK. I teamed up...

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