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Tax Deductions You Can Claim on Your Australian Property

By | 2019-08-21T08:19:14+08:00 August 21st, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Australian Property, Property Investment, Tax|

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

By | 2019-08-13T08:40:57+08:00 August 13th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Expats in Singapore, Family|

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

By | 2019-07-17T07:42:31+08:00 July 17th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Estate Planning|

“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

By | 2019-07-11T08:30:50+08:00 July 10th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning|

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

By | 2019-06-26T08:13:46+08:00 June 26th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, End of Financial Year, Superannuation for Expats, Tax|

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

By | 2019-06-20T09:51:24+08:00 June 20th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Saving, Singapore, SRS, Tax|

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

By | 2019-06-05T08:13:26+08:00 June 5th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Family, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Insurance, Life Insurance, Superannuation, Superannuation for Expats|

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

By | 2019-06-04T08:19:13+08:00 June 4th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Australian Property, Superannuation, Superannuation for Expats, Tax|

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 [...]

2019 Australian Election for Aussie Expats

By | 2019-05-30T07:44:24+08:00 May 30th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Australian Property, Budget, Superannuation for Expats, Tax|

In a result that shocked most people paying attention, Scott Morrison and the Coalition have retained power and will lead Australia for the next political term. While this largely means ‘business as usual’ for most Australian expats and those living in Australia, it’s important to consider the key policy differences and the opportunities that could [...]

VIDEO – How Do I Set Up My Emergency Fund

By | 2019-05-29T09:24:13+08:00 May 29th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Saving|

Welcome to my video series, where we explore the key personal finance topics for Australians at home and abroad. Today, we’re exploring the simple and often ignored financial strategy of setting up your emergency fund. What is an emergency fund? Forget the get rich quick schemes, the 0 to 100 properties in 12 [...]