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The Royal Commission Simplified

It has been the time many were waiting for – the Royal Commission report to be released to the public punishing the ‘big 4’ banks for the terrible behaviour and horrible acts they’ve been committing for years. You may recall some of the headlines – continuing to charge fees to deceased clients, inappropriate selling of [...]

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

“If a child, a spouse, a life partner, or a parent depends on you and your income, you need life insurance.”  - Suze Orman It is a sad reality that for many, the true value of life insurance is only discovered when it’s too late, or when they’ve had a family member or friend go [...]

Episode 2 – How and When to Consolidate Your Superannuation

Welcome to my video series where we tap into the key personal finance topics for Australians at home and abroad. Today let’s explore consolidating your superannuation. For many of us we’ve worked in multiple jobs throughout our career and this will likely mean that we’ve got more than one superannuation fund. In fact, nearly 1 [...]

How & When Can I Access My Superannuation?

Superannuation can be hard enough if you’re living and working in Australia to keep on top of, let alone if you’re living and working overseas as an expat. Two of the most common things that I face when working with our Australian expat clients is either: They ignore the whole thing and figure that they’ll [...]

What Are The Wealthy Doing That You’re Not..?

“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery - it's the sincerest form of learning.”  - George Bernard Shaw The smartest way to achieve any goals in life, whether they be financial or otherwise, is not to reinvent the wheel, but rather to identify those who’ve already achieved those goals and mimic their behaviours. [...]

8 Biggest Mistakes for Australian Expats to AVOID

“Success is where preparation meets opportunity” - Bobby Unser You’ve made the shift to Singapore from Australia, and you’ve now officially joined the ranks of being an Australian expat. You’re quickly making new friends on this little red dot, travelling around the region, experiencing new cultures and wondering why you didn’t make the move sooner, [...]

New Australian Expat’s Guide to Singapore

It’s a brand new year, you’ve landed in the ‘Lion City’ of Singapore on your Australian Expat journey and it’s time to start exploring how you can make the most of living and working in this city state. Let me first tell that that you’ve made an excellent first choice and deserve a pat on [...]

8 Top Money Tips for Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching and what a wonderful time of the year it is. However, for many this can be the time that the finances blow out and you start the new year with a financial hangover. I’ve put together my eight top tips to keep your Christmas spending in check and to help you [...]

Contingency Planning for Your Retirement

“Life is what happens to us while we’re making other plans…” Allen Saunders   One of the greatest oversights that we often make when planning for our retirement is to factor in the contingencies – those unexpected events that can often cost us far more than we expect or plan for. With advances in medical [...]

Australian Expat Guide to Renting in Singapore

One of the most crucial decisions when it comes to becoming an expat and moving to Singapore, is deciding what neighbourhood to rent in. Thankfully, over the past 3 – 4 years, rental prices have come down in most areas, making it more affordable for most Australian expats. Going through the process of renting a [...]