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Top Tips for the Expat Trailing Spouse

By | 2018-06-19T08:02:40+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Family, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning|

A relocation offer to Singapore or elsewhere for one partner can often be the greatest opportunity for them and a giant leap forward in their career, however can also mean a significant trade-off for the other, often known as the ‘trailing spouse’. The term ‘trailing spouse’ seems to imply that you are simply following your [...]

Aussie Expat End of Financial Year Checklist 2018

By | 2018-06-05T07:59:04+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, End of Financial Year, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Personal Finance Tips, Property Investment, Superannuation|

We’re now on the home stretch to the end of the Australian financial year so it’s important to ensure that you’ve not overlooked anything as an Australian expat and haven’t missed out on any opportunities available to you. I’ve put together my End of Financial Year Checklist for Australian expats in Singapore and across the [...]

Australian Budget 2018 – Aussie Expat Edition

By | 2018-05-30T08:29:05+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Budget, End of Financial Year, Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore|

The 2018 Australian Federal Budget has thankfully suggested that very little will change for Australian expats living and working across the globe. Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down the 2018-19 Budget on the 8th May and I have outlined the key changes below that may impact Australian expats. Tax Rate Changes The Government has introduced a [...]

Aussie Expat Guide to Repatriation

By | 2018-05-06T15:46:18+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Repatriation, Retirement|

With our beautiful landscape, passion for sport and most outdoor activities and our ‘down-to-earth’ approach to most aspects of life, it’s no wonder that most Australian expats are either planning to work or retire back home. When it comes to returning home, it’s not as simple as simply packing your suitcase, booking the flights and [...]

Currency Risk – Don’t Ignore the Basics

By | 2018-04-24T11:29:00+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Foreign Exchange, Forex|

Every day we’ll open the newspaper, or turn on Bloomberg to listen to market and investment risks being discussed. Whether it be political risks such as ‘trade war’ between the US and China, political instability in the Middle East or high levels of household debt in Australia, there is no shortage of risks to be [...]

Aussie Expat’s Guide to Buying Property in Singapore

By | 2018-04-17T08:05:59+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Property in Singapore|

It was 5 years ago that I decided to leave my home town of Perth and become an Aussie expat in the lion city of Singapore. As a home to many multinational firms, it’s a culturally diverse place and a popular settlement destination for many expats. One of the many facets that you quickly learn [...]

Australian Property Rule Changes for Aussie Expats

By | 2018-04-10T08:38:09+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning|

Given our particular affinity to Australian property, the latest update to the Main Residence Exemption may not come as welcome news to most Australian expats. Last year in the Australian Federal Budget, it was indicated that the main residence exemption was set to be removed for Australian expats. This was not positive news at the [...]