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Biggest Investors Mistakes During a Downturn

By | 2020-03-18T08:35:15+08:00 March 18th, 2020|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Literacy, Investing, Investing in Shares|

The Dow is off ~25 – 30% this year. Trump has banned all travel from Europe, with the exception of the UK. Sporting seasons are being cancelled, the Olympics might even be next. Nobody appears to be immune from the Corona Virus (COVID-19), with politicians, sports stars, actors and everyday people contracting the virus. What [...]

Australian Expat Guide to the 2020 Singapore Budget

By | 2020-02-26T08:23:15+08:00 February 26th, 2020|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Singapore|

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Mr Heng Swee Keat, delivered the 2020 Budget for Singapore on the 18th February 2020, and as will come as no surprise, it has been a generous Budget to cushion the financial blow from both the trade wars between the China and US, reducing trade, and the impact [...]

Most Complained About Super Funds

By | 2020-02-12T07:52:16+08:00 February 12th, 2020|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Retirement, Superannuation, Superannuation for Expats|

Superannuation has been the backbone of the Australian retirement system for many years now, and for many planning to retire down under will be one of the most tax-efficient vehicles to save and invest your way to retirement. For Australian expats, it’s important to note that just having left Australia is no reason to forget [...]

Retirement Plannig – More Than Just Money

By | 2020-02-05T09:18:02+08:00 February 5th, 2020|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Repatriation, Retirement|

Many people, particularly in our industry of financial planners, will view retirement planning as simply determining how much you need to save in order to have enough money to live off when you do decide to hang up the boots. With approximately 28% of American retirees recently surveyed stating that they felt much less happy [...]

Departure Checklist for Australian Expats To Be

By | 2020-01-29T08:21:56+08:00 January 29th, 2020|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Expats|

Making the decision to become an Australian expat, and to live and work in another country such as Singapore, can be one of the most impactful choices you make.  Whether it’s to increase your earning capacity, ability to hit the accelerator toward achieving your financial goals, or to progress in your career and chosen field, [...]

How Singapore is Helping Australia at a Time of Crisis

By | 2020-01-20T08:39:29+08:00 January 20th, 2020|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Singapore|

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” - Arnold H. Glasgow Singapore and Australia have had a close relationship for over 50 years, with it being forged in World War II after more than 1,700 Australians died defending the country. Australia was also the first country in 1965 [...]

New Year Resolutions for Australian Expats in 2020

By | 2020-01-15T09:44:37+08:00 January 15th, 2020|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore|

"Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits."   It’s now the beginning of a new year, and time to start setting those goals that for many, will likely have already been forgotten by now. Setting New Year Resolutions can be an excellent chance to set smart, achievable goals, but only [...]

Aussie Expats Face Property Tax Changes

By | 2019-12-19T08:57:58+08:00 December 19th, 2019|Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Australian Property, Tax|

In a sad day for Australian expats across the world, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability Measures) Bill 2019  has been passed by the Senate, and with no further barriers in its way, will now be in force. This means that Australians across the world will no longer be able to claim [...]

Financial Considerations of Becoming a Stay At Home Parent

By | 2019-12-03T09:02:48+08:00 December 3rd, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Family, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Parents|

The decision you make to stay at home full-time to look after your child or children is a difficult one and should not be made lightly. This is especially true for Australian expats with the added complications of relatively low-cost full-time help, living in Singapore on a working visa or Dependant Pass (DP) and overall [...]

Main Residence Exemption Update for Australian Expats

By | 2019-11-19T08:06:46+08:00 November 19th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Australian Property, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Tax|

Following our Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg’s comments that they stood by their policy to remove the main residence exemption for Australian expats and other foreign residents, the retrospective Bill is back. While most of the proposed amendments are the same as was originally announced in the 2017-18 Federal Budget, the key change is that the deadline [...]