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How To Boost Your Borrowing Capacity as an Aussie Expat

By | 2018-11-20T08:20:00+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expats, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning|

“The most important phrase in the world of money is cash flow. The second most important is leverage.” Rich Dad, Poor Dad   If you’re an Aussie expat living and working overseas, and you’ve tried to either refinance your existing loans in Australia, or borrow new funds, then chances are you’ve experienced just how difficult [...]

Franking Credits for Aussie Expats

By | 2018-09-27T09:43:04+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Investing, Investing in Shares, Tax|

Franking credits form a very important element of the Australian tax system, and providing you’re willing to invest the time to understand how they work, or work with an Adviser who does, you can significantly improve your personal finances. Many countries around the world have franking credits including Australia. Whether you’re living and working in [...]

Is My Life Insurance Valid?

By | 2018-09-11T08:27:50+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Income Protection Insurance, Insurance, Life Insurance, Superannuation for Expats, Total & Permanent Disability Insurance|

Many of our clients often hold both Life and Total & Permanent Disability Insurance inside their superannuation funds, as is often the case for Australian expats. The issue with this for many is that the insurance became invalid when they changed their country of residence, which they would often only discover at the point they [...]

Positive vs Negative Gearing for Aussie Expats

By | 2018-09-05T08:18:12+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Mortgages, Property Investment|

Gearing when it comes to property investment can be a powerful strategy for you as both an Australian expat or as a resident, as long as you are making informed choices. We are constantly bombarded with misinformation and everyone has their own opinion about whether positive or negative gearing is the right strategy. Firstly, it’s [...]

Money Lessons from Crazy Rich Asians

By | 2018-08-28T10:06:56+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Singapore|

After buying her the book on one of our recent flights, it was time to take my better half to see the movie that is front of mind for most in Singapore and across the continent, Crazy Rich Asians. The story is the perfect combination of a modern Cinderella fairy tale, a highlight of the [...]

New Aussie Expat in Singapore Finance Checklist

By | 2018-08-28T10:07:52+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 | 2018-08-28T10:08:19+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 | 2018-08-28T10:09:08+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 [...]