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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 | 2018-08-28T10:08:19+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, [...]

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 [...]

Boost Your Savings as a Single Parent

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:08+08:00 April 18th, 2016|Budgeting, Children, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Parents|

Many single parents often find it a challenge to continue to meet their household’s financial commitments after the loss of a loved one. Whether the result of a breakup, divorce or death, you can take some simple steps to continue to build your financial foundations. Below are my five top tips to increase you regular [...]

Top Finance Tips for New Grandparents

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:09+08:00 March 31st, 2016|Australian Expats, Budgeting, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Grandchildren, Personal Finance Tips, Retirement, Superannuation for Expats|

"Something magical happens when parents turns into grandparents. Their attitude changes from "money doesn't grow on trees" to spending it like it does."  - Sophia Loren Becoming a grandparent can be one of the most exciting times of your life, and it’s often the case that finance is not the first thought that will pop [...]