We use cookies and other services to enhance your browsing experience.Our privacy policy explains more.Please click the button to continue.

Blogs & News

Stay informed to keep ahead

Our blog and news site informs and discusses issues that impact your financial well being as an expatriate.

We cover a multitude of topics that include insurances - pensions - investments - estate planning and tax.

We deliver facts and content for debate in order that YOU can make better and more meaningful financial decisions.

Use the "Blog Archives" below to quickly find the information you seek - filter the content by :

  • Categories
  • Tags
  • Archive

Better still, by signing up to our FREE "Blog Updates" you will receive notifications of all new blog posts as they are added, keeping you informed as and when news and topics emerge.

The Expat Financial Planning Blog Team

Keep informed with our blog updates.

Please check that your input is a valid email address
Thank you! Your submission was successfully sent :-)×
Opps! Some went wrong... Your submission did not go through :-(×

Police Officer 'didn't expect' colon cancer diagnosis at age 26

Police Officer 'didn't expect' colon cancer diagnosis at age 26

Watch the original Fox News Broadcast

Aged just 26 Police Officer Shawn DePasquale is devastated with colon cancer diagnosis

Officer Shawn DePasquale was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer just weeks after joining the Rollinsford, New Hampshire police force.

At just 26-years-old Mr DePasquale said he “didn’t expect” to be handed a stage-four cancer diagnosis at his age, which reportedly came soon after starting a new job.

Rollinsford Officer Shawn DePasquale joined the department in December 2017 shortly before he unexpectedly learned he had colon cancer.

“I mean I'm 26, didn’t expect to come down with this,” DePasquale said. “You hear you have stage four cancer and immediately everything just fades out.”

In order to get the necessary treatments, the young officer has reportedly had to use unpaid time off since he hasn’t been with the department that long.

“Being the new guy on the force, his vacation time, his sick time was quite limited,” Chief Bob Ducharme told Boston 25 News, adding he is “so humbled” by the community support the 26-year-old has received in wake of his diagnosis.

Aside from cancer-fighting treatments, DePasquale told the news outlet “a positive attitude and some strong fighting music” is helping him rally, as the disease moves toward his liver.

“It’s a combination of chemotherapy, I went through five weeks of radiation five days a week and then the chemotherapy the surgery, and now starting the chemotherapy for the liver,” DePasquale said. “A positive attitude and some strong fighting music seems to do the trick for me.”

A GoFundMe page was set up in June 2018 in order to help offset some of DePasquale’s medical bills,

Critical Illness Protection

If you do not have existing protection don't let a critical illness cripple your finances too.

Learn how to protect yourself with critical illness insurance and remove financial worries to simply focus on your recovery.

Blog News Updates

Don't miss out on the latest developments that impact your life as an international expat.

Subscribe to "Blog News" today - we keep you informed to keep you ahead.

By communicating via this site I accept the privacy policy

Thank you! Your submission was successfully sent :-)×
Opps! Some went wrong... Your submission did not go through :-(×