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Are You Saving More During This Pandemic?

By | 2020-10-27T07:12:43+08:00 October 27th, 2020|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Budget, Budgeting, Saving, Singapore|

Are you finding that you’re saving more money this year during the pandemic? Without the ability to regularly spend on short trips throughout the region, the annual ski holiday or European cruise, or even weekly drinks with your colleagues, many Australian expats are finding that they’re able to save more money throughout 2020. Australian bank [...]

Buy Now – Pay Never

By | 2020-05-26T08:50:45+08:00 May 26th, 2020|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Budgeting|

The rapid rise in buy now, pay later services such as Zip Pay and AfterPay, really can be quite terrifying given the current period of economic and financial uncertainty for many households. A recent survey conducted in Australia found that approximately 60% of survey respondents outlined that they were influenced to make a purchase because [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Which Costs More – Singapore vs. Australia

By | 2019-04-15T16:24:09+08:00 July 17th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Budgeting, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning|

Singapore is often ranked as one of the most expensive cities in the world for Australian expats to live and work in. Working as an Aussie expat in Singapore can be one of the most financially rewarding moves you’ll make, but it’s important to watch your spending. This week we compare the cost of living [...]

How To Raise Financially Intelligent Children

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:05+08:00 February 23rd, 2017|Australian Expats, Budgeting, Children, Education, Family, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Literacy, Parents, Saving|

It is clear that financial intelligence is significantly lacking from our schools’ curriculums. If you’re a parent wishing to raise financially intelligent children, you’re going to need to take on the responsibility yourself. Below are my 6 top tips to raise financially astute children, and start to develop the skills early that they will take [...]

How To Save SMART For Your Child’s Education

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:05+08:00 February 16th, 2017|Australian Expats, Budgeting, Children, Education, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Saving|

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”  - Benjamin Franklin   With education costs rising rapidly each year, it is now more important than ever to plan ahead for the investment in your children. The ASG survey in Australia has revealed that the average cost of private education will set you back anywhere between [...]

Credit Cards – What YOU REALLY Need to Know

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:05+08:00 January 19th, 2017|Budgeting, Credit Cards, Debt, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Literacy, Financial Planning|

Over Christmas last year I spent some time back in Australia seeing family, friends and clients. During some of these meetings, it became quite clear to me that as consumers, we don’t pay enough attention to what’s really going on with our credit cards, and just how much they’re really costing us. Gold, Titanium, Palladium, [...]