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Australian Expats – Is Your Adviser Licensed in Australia

“Never base your decisions on advice from people who don’t have to live with the results”

– Unknown

 

If you’re an Australian expat living and working in Singapore or elsewhere, and you’re considering seeking financial advice from an Adviser who has experience in Australia, it’s important to check them out to ensure you’re making an informed decision. […]

How Can I Provide For My Disabled Child

If your child has a disability, it’s important to consider and plan for the financial impact this can have on both your Budget and long term financial plan.

Some of the important considerations and expenses when it comes to your Budget can include:

Carer or helper to provide for your child
Medication or healthcare requirements
Medical […]

High Dividend Stocks – Is it time to EXIT..?

Let’s start with the basics.

A dividend is a share of a company’s profits that are paid to shareholders.

Investing in companies that are paying consistent dividends has been a consistently profitable strategy over the past 5 years, but is it time to change tact?

With interest rates rising, and political uncertainty at record highs, we’ve highlighted below […]

End of Financial Year – Craziest Tax Deductions Claimed

With the end of the Australian financial year rapidly approaching, we thought we’d sit back and take a look at some of the quirkiest tax deductions people have tried to claim for in the past.

Tax Deductible Arsonist..?

A particularly bright individual in the US (of course) not only wanted to claim his insurance proceeds from […]

Financial Planning Myths Blown WIDE OPEN

“Sticking your head in the sand does not prevent the tide from coming in.”

― K.J.

In the world of financial planning, we’ve seen all sorts of strategies and advice being provided, but just how do you separate fact from fiction. How can you tell the brilliant from the BS.

Below I have dispelled some of the more […]

Financial Planning & Divorce

A recent report has found that it takes the average person 5 years to recover financially from divorce or a relationship breakdown. While for some it will be a lot less, and for others much longer, it’s important not to overlook the possibility.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has found that the average age of […]

Romance – The Greatest #Scam

“The brain is the most outstanding organ. It works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from the day you’re born until the day you fall in love.”

While many of us believe we’re smart enough to spot a scammer a mile away, the statistics suggest otherwise. In 2016 alone, there were 4100 Australians that […]

Singapore Budget #2017 – What It Means for Expats in Singapore

It’s that time of the year with the Singapore Budget 2017 having been released this February 2017.

When compared to the Australian ‘Super Budget’ of 2017, it is quite a pain-free experience reading through the announcements. Here we take a look at some of the key highlights that may impact us as expats living in Singapore:

1. […]

How To Raise Financially Intelligent Children

It is clear that financial intelligence is significantly lacking from our schools’ curriculums. If you’re a parent wishing to raise financially intelligent children, you’re going to need to take on the responsibility yourself.

Below are my 6 top tips to raise financially astute children, and start to develop the skills early that they will take through […]

How To Save SMART For Your Child’s Education

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”

 – Benjamin Franklin

 

With education costs rising rapidly each year, it is now more important than ever to plan ahead for the investment in your children.

The ASG survey in Australia has revealed that the average cost of private education will set you back anywhere between $366,000 to $550,000 from […]