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Victoria Land Tax Change 2023

Decoding Victoria’s Latest Land Tax Rate Changes – A Guide for Australian Expats

Decoding Victoria’s Latest Land Tax Rate Changes – A Guide for Australian Expats Property owners in Victoria have recently been …

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Investing in Web 3.0 - Jarrad Brown - Australian Expat Financial Planner

Beyond Bitcoin – Exploring Alternative Investment Options in Web 3.0 for Australian Expats

Beyond Bitcoin – Exploring Alternative Investment Options in Web 3.0 for Australian Expats In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, Web …

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Double Tax Agreements Decoded – A Must-Read for Australian Expats

Double Tax Agreements Decoded – A Must-Read for Australian Expats As an Australian expat, navigating the complex world of taxes …

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ChatGPT & Personal Finance

10 Ways ChatGPT Can Help You Save Money and Manage Your Personal Finances

10 Ways ChatGPT Can Help You Save Money and Manage Your Personal Finances Managing personal finances can be a daunting …

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Superannuation Death Benefit Nominations for Australian Expats

Superannuation Death Benefit Nominations – Which Type is Right for Australian Expats Superannuation death benefit nominations are an essential part …

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The Top 10 Investing Myths That Could Be Keeping You Poor

The Top 10 Investing Myths That Could Be Keeping You Poor Investing is a powerful tool that can help you …

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The Rental Crisis in Australia – Implications for Property Owners and Tenants

The Rental Crisis in Australia – Implications for Property Owners and Tenants The rental crisis in Australia has been an …

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The Key to Understanding Loan Tax Deductibility in Australia – Purpose vs. Security

The Key to Understanding Loan Tax Deductibility in Australia – Purpose vs. Security Did you know that some loans can …

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The Retirement Formula - Working Out Your Magic Number for a Comfortable Retirement in Australia - Jarrad Brown - Australian Expat Financial Planner

The Retirement Formula – Working Out Your ‘Enough’

The Retirement Formula – Working Out Your ‘Enough’ Facebook Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp Email Retirement planning can be a daunting task, …

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Comparing Tax Rates - Singapore vs Australia

Tax Rate Comparison – Singapore vs Australia

Tax Rate Comparison – Singapore vs. Australia When it comes to managing your finances, taxes can have a big impact …

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Why the Best Investors See Recessions as Opportunities for Growth - Jarrad Brown - Australian Expat Financial Planner

Why Savvy Investors See Opportunity in Volatility

Why Savvy Investors See Opportunity in Volatility If in doubt, check the data. The numbers don’t lie. A stock market …

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Don’t Get Caught – Deemed Exercise Rule for Australians Leaving Singapore

Don’t Get Caught – Deemed Exercise Rules for Australians Leaving Singapore As an Australian expat leaving Singapore, there are several …

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Moving to Singapore Personal Finance Checklist

Moving to Singapore Finance Checklist Singapore is a popular destination for Australian expats due to its strong economy, high standard …

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How to Separate Fact from Fiction in a World of Financial Misinformation

How to Separate Fact from Fiction in a World of Financial Misinformation We all have heard a piece of financial …

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Navigating the Risks & Rewards of Investing in Blockchain

Navigating the Risks & Rewards of Investing in Blockchain Blockchain technology is one of the most exciting and rapidly evolving …

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How to Inflation-Proof Your Portfolio

How to Inflation-Proof Your Portfolio Inflation is a natural part of any economy, but it can have a significant impact …

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Strategies for a Rising Rate Environment

Strategies for a rising rate environment Are you feeling the heat of rising interest rates? It’s natural to be concerned …

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New Year, New Financial Plan – How To Make Your Goals Stick

New Year, New Financial Plan – How To Make Your Goals Stick Welcome to the new year! It’s the perfect …

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Maximising Your Money in the New Year

Maximising Your Money in the New Year It’s that time of year again – time to set some major financial …

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How to Avoid or Overcome a Financial Scam

How to Avoid or Overcome a Financial Scam I recently came across a story whereby a man was scammed out …

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How to Reduce Your Rent in Singapore

How to Reduce Your Rent in Singapore “Out of the frying pan, into the fire” Many Australian expats in Singapore, …

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Superannuation for Repatriating Australian Expats

Superannuation for Repatriating Australian Expats Australia’s superannuation system is one of the most tax-efficient retirement schemes globally, and with over …

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Where to Next for Inflation & Equities..?

Where to Next for Inflation & Equities..? Cash rates globally have increased rapidly since early 2022, and whilst they’re still …

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Repatriation Checklist for Australian Expats in Singapore

Repatriation Checklist for Australian Expats in Singapore Whether you’ve been away for one year or ten, repatriation can be an …

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UAE Releases Tax Residency Framework

UAE Releases Tax Residency Framework The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has taken a step towards a more globally compliant tax …

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How Much Super Should I Have At My Age..?

How Much Super Should I Have At My Age..? “We only have $X in our superannuation, and we know that …

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Selling Property as an Aussie Expat

Selling Property as an Aussie Expat Residential real estate as an investment has been an attractive option for both Australian …

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FX Risk & Your Life Insurance Policy

FX Risk & Your Life Insurance Policy One of the biggest risks, and often one of the most overlooked, for …

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Queensland Backflips on Land Tax Reforms

Queensland Backflips on Land Tax Reforms In what has been a positive end to the weekly news cycle, we have …

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Should I Pay Down My Australian Mortgage Whilst in Singapore..?

Should I Pay Down My Australian Mortgage Whilst in Singapore..? “Should I pay down my Australian mortgage while I’m living …

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Singapore’s New One Pass – Work Visa for Expats

Singapore’s New One Pass – Work Visa for Expats Singapore has been a very attractive destination for many Australian expats …

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Money Lessons from Inventing Anna

Money Lessons from Inventing Anna The age of the online and offline scammer is well and truly upon us. Inventing …

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Money Lessons from the Tinder Swindler

Money Lessons from the Tinder Swindler When swiping right can go horribly wrong. The Tinder Swindler has taken the Netflix …

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Deemed Disposal on Shares for Australian Expats

Deemed Disposal on Shares for Australian Expats Do you own Australian shares, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) or Managed Funds..? Did …

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Australian Expat Tax Residency Proposed Changes

Australian Expat Tax Residency Proposed Changes I, like many other Australian expats still call Australia home, but should this mean …

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Australian Budget 2021 – Aussie Expat Edition

Australian Budget 2021 – Aussie Expat Edition There was little doubt that this year’s Australian Federal Budget would focus on …

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DP Holders to Apply for Work Pass in Singapore

DP Holders to Apply for Work Pass in Singapore Expats who are currently on a Dependant Pass (DP) with a …

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ESG Investing in Singapore for Australian Expats

ESG Investing in Singapore for Australian Expats The term ESG was first coined in 2005, as part of a study …

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The Power of Rentvesting

The Power of Rentvesting In many discussions with our clients, we’re faced with the common question: “Should I buy or …

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Are You Saving More During This Pandemic?

Are You Saving More During This Pandemic? Are you finding that you’re saving more money this year during the pandemic? …

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Australian Federal Budget 2020 – Expat Edition

Australian Federal Budget 2020 – Expat Edition The Australian Federal Budget of 2020 was closely watched by Australian expats all …

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Should I Buy My Future Home Before Repatriating..?

Should I Buy My Future Home Before Repatriating..? For many Australian expats stuck all over the globe, the lockdown measures …

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Australian Expat Tax Residency – June 2020 Update

Australian Expat Tax Residency – June 2020 Update Every year, perhaps with 2020 being slightly different, thousands of Australians decide …

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Retiree Mistakes to Avoid During COVID-19

Retiree Mistakes to Avoid During COVID-19 COVID-19 has taken its toll on Australians all over the world, both personally and …

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Saving Money During COVID-19

Saving Money During COVID-19 COVID-19 is taking its toll on Australians at home and expats all over the world, and …

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Giving Back in Singapore During COVID-19

Giving Back in Singapore During COVID-19 COVID-19 has occupied our minds and conversations for months now and sadly it has …

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Will My Income Protection Cover COVID-19?

Will My Income Protection Cover COVID-19? With nearly three million cases globally, and over 200,000 lives lost to COVID-19, it’s …

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Australian Tax Residency During Covid-19 Lockdown

Australian Tax Residency During Covid-19 Lockdown With over 1.7 million cases and over 100,000 deaths, there is no doubt that …

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Covid-19 and the Australian Dollarwe

The Australian Dollar & Covid-19 The Australian Dollar (AUD) during the Covid-19 crisis has hit levels not seen in over …

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Should I Access My Superannuation – COVID-19

Should I Access My Superannuation – COVID-19 A great deal can happen in a short space of time. Covid-19 numbers …

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Australian Expat Guide to the 2020 Singapore Budget

Australian Expat Guide to the 2020 Singapore Budget Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Mr Heng Swee Keat, delivered …

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Most Complained About Super Funds

Most Complained About Super Funds Superannuation has been the backbone of the Australian retirement system for many years now, and …

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Aussie Expats Face Property Tax Changes

Aussie Expats Face Property Tax Changes In a sad day for Australian expats across the world, the Treasury Laws Amendment …

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Main Residence Exemption Update for Australian Expats

Main Residence Exemption Update for Australian Expats Following our Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg’s comments that they stood by their policy to …

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Health Insurance for Australian Expats in Singapore

Health Insurance for Australian Expats in Singapore One of the most common questions I am asked by Australian expats new …

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Tax Deductions You Can Claim on Your Australian Property

Tax Deductions You Can Claim on Your Australian Property Australians’ love affair with property remains strong, and for many will …

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Australian Taxes for Australian Expats

Australian Taxes for Australian Expats Tax planning and investing typically go ‘hand-in-hand’ and when it comes to Australian tax and …

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Tax Deductions for Australian Expats in Singapore

Tax Deductions for Australian Expats in Singapore The tax rates that apply in Singapore to our personal income are one …

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How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need? “If a child, a spouse, a life partner, or a parent depends on …

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How To Boost Your Borrowing Capacity as an Aussie Expat

How To Boost Your Borrowing Capacity as an Aussie Expat “The most important phrase in the world of money is …

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Australian Expat Guide to Bringing Pets to Singapore

Australian Expat Guide to Bringing Pets to Singapore When it comes to deciding to relocate to Singapore as an Australian …

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Top Ten Reasons I Enjoy Living in Singapore

Top Ten Reasons I Enjoy Living in Singapore It comes to me as no surprise that Singapore has yet again, …

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Franking Credits for Aussie Expats

Franking Credits for Aussie Expats Franking credits form a very important element of the Australian tax system, and providing you’re …

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Positive vs Negative Gearing for Aussie Expats

Positive vs Negative Gearing for Aussie Expats Gearing when it comes to property investment can be a powerful strategy for …

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Withholding Tax for Aussie Expats in Singapore

Withholding Tax for Aussie Expats in Singapore One common misconception that is often raised by Australian expats in Singapore is …

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Top Tips for the Expat Trailing Spouse

Top Tips for the Expat Trailing Spouse Form your core group of friendsA relocation offer to Singapore or elsewhere for …

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Aussie Expat Guide to Repatriation

Aussie Expat Guide to Repatriation With our beautiful landscape, passion for sport and most outdoor activities and our ‘down-to-earth’ approach …

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Aussie Expat’s Guide to Buying Property in Singapore

Aussie Expat’s Guide to Buying Property in Singapore It was 5 years ago that I decided to leave my home …

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How Can I Access My Super

How Can I Access My Super? Superannuation is Australian’s retirement savings vehicle, and one of the largest and most advanced …

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Aussie Expats – Find Your Unclaimed Super

Aussie Expats – Find Your Unclaimed Super As of 30 June 2017, there are more than 6.3 million lost and …

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How To Save SMART For Your Child’s Education

How To Save SMART For Your Child’s Education “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”  – Benjamin Franklin With …

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Common Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Common Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid For most professional expats in Singapore, we’re focused on earning and building our wealth, …

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Is a Family Trust the RIGHT solution for you..?

Is a Family Trust the RIGHT solution for you..? A Discretionary Family Trust often forms part of an efficient financial …

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Boost Your Savings as a Single Parent

Boost Your Savings as a Single Parent Many single parents often find it a challenge to continue to meet their …

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‘I Do’ – Top Finance Tips for the Newly Engaged

‘I Do’ – Top Finance Tips for the Newly Engaged First, congratulations on taking the step to spending the rest …

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Top 10 Retirement Mistakes You Should AVOID

Top 10 Retirement Mistakes You Should AVOID There’s far more to retirement planning than simply making mandatory contributions to your …

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Top Finance Tips for New Grandparents

Top Finance Tips for New Grandparents “Something magical happens when parents turns into grandparents. Their attitude changes from “money doesn’t …

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How to Recover Financially From Divorce

How to Recover Financially From Divorce The divorce rate in Australia sits at just above 2%, and while a relatively …

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8 Facts About Life Insurance You Need To Know

8 Facts About Life Insurance You Need To Know Life insurance is a key pillar in your personal financial planning, …

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6 Facts You Need To Know About Your CPF

6 Facts You Need To Know About Your CPF The Central Provident Fund (CPF) is the retirement savings plan for …

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Budgeting Can Be Sexy

Budgeting Can Be Sexy We all know that it’s important to have a budget in place, to know where your …

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Are You And Your Family Truly Protected?

Are You And Your Family Truly Protected? “How much insurance do I need?” “What types of insurance are there?” “Would …

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Should I Hold Insurance Inside Superannuation..?

Should I Hold Insurance Inside Superannuation..? “Should I hold insurance inside superannuation?” A question I am often asked my clients. …

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Superannuation for Expats

Superannuation for Expats With assets totalling over $2 TRILLION, Australian superannuation is one of, if not the, most tax-efficient way …

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8 Top Personal Finance Tips for Your 50s

8 Top Personal Finance Tips for Your 50s “Fifty – The Ultimate ‘F word’” Now that you are in your …

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8 Top Personal Finance Tips for Your 40s

8 Top Personal Finance Tips for Your 40s “Forty is the old age of youth – Fifty is the youth …

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8 Top Personal Finance Tips for Your 30s

8 Top Personal Finance Tips for Your 30s For many people I meet, when they turn 30 they start to …

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