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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 [...]

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 [...]

Financial Planning & Divorce

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:05+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Australian Expats, Divorce, Family, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning|

A recent report has found that it takes the average person 5 years to recover financially from divorce or a relationship breakdown. While for some it will be a lot less, and for others much longer, it’s important not to overlook the possibility. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has found that the average age [...]

How To Raise Financially Intelligent Children

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:05+00:00 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 [...]

8 Top Tips to AVOID Financial Conflicts in Your Relationship

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:05+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Family, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Marriage, Relationships|

If you were to ask any divorce lawyer the question, ‘what is the number one reason that people appear in your office?’, more often than not the answer will be money. Simply put, the more conflicts a couple has about money, the more likely that the relationship will come to a swift end. So what [...]

Are Your Children Protected in Singapore..? Guardianship for Expats

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:05+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Australian Expats, Children, Family, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Literacy, Financial Planning, Guardianship|

One of the greatest worries for many parents is that they would leave their children orphaned due to an unforeseen event. It is these unthinkable events that we need to plan for and ensure that we have the right plans in place to ensure our children are cared for. There are two important steps that [...]

Loans to Family Members – What You NEED to Know

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:06+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Australian Expats, Family, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Loans|

Lending money to your family members can create all sorts of problems in future, so it’s important that you’re well informed of exactly what you’re getting yourself into. Not only do you need to consider the personal implications of possible disputes, you also need to be aware of how such a scenario will impact your [...]