Health Insurance for Australian Expats in Singapore

One of the most common questions I am asked by Australian expats new to Singapore is what to do about private health insurance. “Which health insurance company do I choose..?” “What do I do with my Australian health insurance..?” “What happens when I decide to move back to Australia..?” These are all relevant and important [...]

Top 10 Travel Apps for Australian Expats

For many Australian expats, a great deal of travel is simply part of the expat experience, and for many, this means a great deal of time spent at airports and onboard planes. Whether you’re travelling for work or holiday, living in Singapore or elsewhere as an Australian expat, or you’re living in Australia but travel [...]

Tax Deductions You Can Claim on Your Australian Property

Australians’ love affair with property remains strong, and for many will be the largest asset within their portfolio. The value of the Australian residential property market is currently sitting at approximately $6.4 trillion, while the value of our superannuation system is just $2.8 trillion. When it comes to investing in property in Australia, it’s important [...]

How to Prepare Financially for Divorce

Divorce and separation is an increasingly common factor in our lives these days with figures often quoted of 40 – 50% of marriages ending this way. Whether these figures are accurate or not, there is little debate about the emotional and in many cases, financial, turmoil that can be caused. While there may not be [...]

8 Common Estate Planning Mistakes by Australian Expats

“It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the master work. Now, I’m beginning what I could have started ten years ago. But I’m happy at least that I didn’t wait twenty years.” Paulo Coelho   Preparing your estate planning and considering what would happen to your family and loved ones [...]

Australian Property Rule Changes for Aussie Expats

Australian expats may not be out of the woods with the removal of the main residence exemption Bill just yet. It was hoped for that the previous Bill would have been scrapped to remove the exemption for Australian expats in the most recent Budget, however this was not the case. Further to this, Treasurer Frydenberg [...]

End of Financial Year 2019 Checklist for Australian Expats

The end of the Australian financial year is rapidly approaching and it’s important to explore your options to reduce your taxable income in Australia sooner rather than later. Many Australian expats will ignore their tax position in Australia assuming that either there is nothing that can be done, or they simply don’t have the time [...]

Australian Expats Guide to Tax in Singapore

Hi, I’m Jarrad Brown – Financial Planner to Australian expats in Singapore and around the world. Welcome to my video series where we cover the personal finance basics for Australians at home and abroad. Today I’m thrilled to have with me, Managing Director of CST Tax, Boon Tan. Boon provides both personal and [...]

VIDEO – How Much Life Insurance Do I Need

Welcome to my video series, where we explore the key personal finance topics for Australians at home and abroad. Today, we’re talking about life insurance and how much you should have in place as an Australian expat. The Importance of Life Insurance Unfortunately, it’s a very sad reality that most people will only [...]

Australian Taxes for Australian Expats

Tax planning and investing typically go ‘hand-in-hand’ and when it comes to Australian tax and how this impacts Australian expats, there are many myths that seem to circulate. This week I’ve outlined the most common Australian taxes that could impact your financial strategies as an Australian expat, and included some examples to clearly illustrate exactly [...]