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New Aussie Expat in Singapore Finance Checklist

By | 2018-07-31T08:42:41+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning|

There are currently over one million Australian expats living and working all over the globe, and approximately 25,000 of these are in the lion city of Singapore. With the diverse travel opportunities from this Asian hub to the incredible dining options and low tax rates, it’s no wonder that Singapore remains an attractive destination. Moving [...]

Which Costs More – Singapore vs. Australia

By | 2018-07-25T08:36:50+00:00 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 [...]

Busting FX Transfer Myths for Australian Expats in Singapore

By | 2018-06-26T08:08:06+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Foreign Exchange, Forex|

As is often the case with many personal finance issues for Australian expats, there are many myths floating around when it comes to the implications of transferring funds back from Singapore to Australia. In this week’s article, we’re going to separate the fact from the fiction and outline what you actually need to pay attention [...]

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 [...]

Aussie Expat End of Financial Year Checklist 2018

By | 2018-07-25T08:39:18+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, End of Financial Year, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Personal Finance Tips, Property Investment, Superannuation|

We’re now on the home stretch to the end of the Australian financial year so it’s important to ensure that you’ve not overlooked anything as an Australian expat and haven’t missed out on any opportunities available to you. I’ve put together my End of Financial Year Checklist for Australian expats in Singapore and across the [...]

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 [...]

Currency Risk – Don’t Ignore the Basics

By | 2018-04-24T11:29:00+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Foreign Exchange, Forex|

Every day we’ll open the newspaper, or turn on Bloomberg to listen to market and investment risks being discussed. Whether it be political risks such as ‘trade war’ between the US and China, political instability in the Middle East or high levels of household debt in Australia, there is no shortage of risks to be [...]

Australian Property Rule Changes for Aussie Expats

By | 2018-04-10T08:38:09+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning|

Given our particular affinity to Australian property, the latest update to the Main Residence Exemption may not come as welcome news to most Australian expats. Last year in the Australian Federal Budget, it was indicated that the main residence exemption was set to be removed for Australian expats. This was not positive news at the [...]

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 [...]

Singapore Ranks #1 as Expat Destination

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