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Episode 4 – Australian Expat’s Guide to Superannuation

By | 2019-02-20T08:12:17+00:00 February 20th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Superannuation, Superannuation for Expats|

https://youtu.be/lRLC3uGQbFY Today we’re talking superannuation for Australian expats – the top tips, the tricks and the traps to watch out for. Why Should I Consider My Superannuation? In Australia, we have over $2.5 trillion in our superannuation system. This makes it one of the largest and most efficient pension and retirement systems in the world. [...]

Episode 3 – HECS & HELP Guide for Australian Expats

By | 2019-02-13T08:53:26+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore|

Today we’re going to explore HECS and HELP debt for Australians who are living and working outside of Australia. What’s Changed For Australian Expats? If you’ve completed studies at an Australian institution in the past and have a HECS or HELP debt, prior to 2016 if you were working outside of Australia you didn’t actually [...]

The Royal Commission Simplified

By | 2019-02-12T08:19:38+00:00 February 12th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning|

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 [...]

Episode 2 – How and When to Consolidate Your Superannuation

By | 2019-02-04T08:47:37+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Superannuation, Superannuation for Expats|

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?

By | 2019-01-30T08:56:15+00:00 January 30th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Superannuation for Expats|

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 [...]

New Australian Expat’s Guide to Singapore

By | 2019-01-15T08:23:39+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning|

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

By | 2018-12-19T08:28:51+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Budget, Budgeting, Family, Financial Planning|

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

By | 2018-12-04T09:29:45+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, 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

By | 2018-11-27T09:07:01+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Property 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 [...]

How To Boost Your Borrowing Capacity as an Aussie Expat

By | 2018-11-20T08:20:00+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expats, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning|

“The most important phrase in the world of money is cash flow. The second most important is leverage.” Rich Dad, Poor Dad   If you’re an Aussie expat living and working overseas, and you’ve tried to either refinance your existing loans in Australia, or borrow new funds, then chances are you’ve experienced just how difficult [...]