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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 – Cost of Living Comparison – Singapore vs Australia

By | 2019-04-16T14:25:25+08:00 April 12th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Budget, Budgeting, Saving, Singapore|

Welcome to my video series, where we explore the key personal finance topics for Australians living at home and abroad. One of the most common things I hear about living in Singapore is “my goodness, it must be so expensive to live there”, and in some ways, it is, but what we often [...]

Top Tips for Shopping in Singapore

By | 2019-03-11T08:42:08+08:00 March 11th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Budget, Budgeting|

Being one of the most vibrant shopping hubs in Asia, Singapore is often known as a shopper’s paradise. From mega malls to atmospheric shopping streets, Singapore has got all of your shopping needs covered. An important thing to note is that brands found in the US or UK could be double the price in Singapore. [...]

2019 Singapore Budget – Australian Expat Edition

By | 2019-02-26T08:15:05+08:00 February 26th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Budget, Singapore|

The 2019 Singapore Budget speech took place earlier this week, and if you’re like most Australian expats living and working in this city state, it would have gone largely unnoticed. As expats, it’s important to recognise this great opportunity we have to be here, and take an active interest in some of the key announcements, [...]

8 Biggest Mistakes for Australian Expats to AVOID

By | 2019-01-22T09:05:24+08:00 January 22nd, 2019|Australian Expats, Budget, Budgeting, Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Literacy, Financial Planning, Foreign Exchange, Personal Finance Tips, Superannuation for Expats, Tax|

“Success is where preparation meets opportunity” - Bobby Unser You’ve made the shift to Singapore from Australia, and you’ve now officially joined the ranks of being an Australian expat. You’re quickly making new friends on this little red dot, travelling around the region, experiencing new cultures and wondering why you didn’t make the move sooner, [...]

8 Top Money Tips for Christmas

By | 2018-12-19T08:28:51+08:00 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 [...]

Australian Budget 2018 – Aussie Expat Edition

By | 2018-05-30T08:29:05+08:00 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 [...]

Singapore Budget 2018 – Australian Expat Edition

By | 2018-08-28T10:10:28+08:00 February 28th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expats, Budget, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Singapore|

The Finance Minister of Singapore, Heng Swee Keat delivered the 2018 Singapore Budget on Monday of last week, so we’ve scoured through it to identify what changes will impact Australian expats and others living in, or considering moving to the lion city of Singapore. First and foremost, Singapore’s GDP growth lifted last year to 3.6%, [...]

Singapore Budget #2017 – What It Means for Expats in Singapore

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:05+08:00 March 2nd, 2017|Australian Expats, Budget, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Singapore|

It’s that time of the year with the Singapore Budget 2017 having been released this February 2017. When compared to the Australian ‘Super Budget’ of 2017, it is quite a pain-free experience reading through the announcements. Here we take a look at some of the key highlights that may impact us as expats living in [...]

Which Personal Debts Should You Pay Off First?

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:06+08:00 August 5th, 2016|Budget, Budgeting, Debt, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Literacy, Financial Planning|

To be debt free is a key goal for many of us, however it’s important to recognise that there is both ‘good debt’ and ‘bad debt’. You can read more about the difference between the two here. For those who have a range of different debts, it can be an overwhelming feeling. We have ranked [...]