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8 Biggest Mistakes for Australian Expats to AVOID

By | 2019-01-22T09:05:24+00:00 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, [...]

New Australian Expat’s Guide to Singapore

By | 2019-01-15T08:23:39+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning|

It’s a brand new year, you’ve landed in the ‘Lion City’ of Singapore on your Australian Expat journey and it’s time to start exploring how you can make the most of living and working in this city state. Let me first tell that that you’ve made an excellent first choice and deserve a pat on [...]

Top 10 Tips to Financially Prepare to Start a Family

By | 2018-11-02T08:14:18+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Expats in Singapore, Family|

Starting a family and raising young children in Singapore can certainly be very different to doing so back home in Australia. The access to helpers and babysitters who can live in your house or visit regularly to allow you to return to work sooner, high costs of both day-care and early childhood education and for [...]

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 [...]

Medicare for Aussie Expats in Singapore

By | 2018-04-03T06:41:18+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expats, Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Health Insurance, Medicare|

Deciding to move to Singapore and become an Australian expat in this city state can be a big change for many people, which brings with it a number of important decisions. Of these many decisions, one of the most important is deciding what to do about you and your family’s health insurance. This is also [...]

The Gender Retirement Gap & Expat Women

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:04+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expats, Expats in Singapore, Retirement|

With International Women’s Day having just passed a couple of weeks ago on the 8th March, I thought it would be a valuable insight to share some of the key risks for expat women when it comes to the gender retirement gap and what you can do to prepare for and overcome these risks. There [...]

Am I An Australian Tax Resident?

By | 2018-08-28T10:09:48+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expats, Expats in Singapore|

Today there are well over one million Australians living and working abroad, so it’s clear that we are a very mobile group and this is likely to continue. With increased earning potential and career prospects being key drivers for many to move abroad, it’s important to consider the key question: “Am I an Australian tax [...]

Singapore Ranks #1 as Expat Destination

By | 2018-08-28T10:10:13+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expats, Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Singapore|

The HSBC Expat Explorer survey has been released, and the lion city of Singapore has taken out first prize for the top destination to live among expats. Norway has come in at second place, and New Zealand has ranked third overall coming in at first place for the best ‘experience’ destination. To put this in [...]