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Main Residence Exemption Update for Australian Expats

By | 2019-11-19T08:06:46+08:00 November 19th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Australian Property, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Tax|

Following our Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg’s comments that they stood by their policy to remove the main residence exemption for Australian expats and other foreign residents, the retrospective Bill is back. While most of the proposed amendments are the same as was originally announced in the 2017-18 Federal Budget, the key change is that the deadline [...]

Plugging the Critical Illness Insurance Gap for Expats in Singapore

By | 2019-10-23T08:04:13+08:00 October 23rd, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Critical Illness Insurance, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Insurance|

When it comes to Critical Illness coverage in Singapore, the average person only has approximately 20% of what they require accordingly to a recent study released by the Life Insurance Association (LIA). The study revealed that the average working individual in Singapore has just $59,776, while the LIA recommends that you need $316,603, a staggering [...]

Australian Property Rule Changes for Aussie Expats

By | 2019-07-11T08:30:50+08:00 July 10th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning|

Australian expats may not be out of the woods with the removal of the main residence exemption Bill just yet. It was hoped for that the previous Bill would have been scrapped to remove the exemption for Australian expats in the most recent Budget, however this was not the case. Further to this, Treasurer Frydenberg [...]

VIDEO – How Much Life Insurance Do I Need

By | 2019-06-05T08:13:26+08:00 June 5th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Family, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Insurance, Life Insurance, Superannuation, Superannuation for Expats|

Welcome to my video series, where we explore the key personal finance topics for Australians at home and abroad. Today, we’re talking about life insurance and how much you should have in place as an Australian expat. The Importance of Life Insurance Unfortunately, it’s a very sad reality that most people will only [...]

VIDEO – How Do I Set Up My Emergency Fund

By | 2019-05-29T09:24:13+08:00 May 29th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Saving|

Welcome to my video series, where we explore the key personal finance topics for Australians at home and abroad. Today, we’re exploring the simple and often ignored financial strategy of setting up your emergency fund. What is an emergency fund? Forget the get rich quick schemes, the 0 to 100 properties in 12 [...]

Why is Singapore a Top Choice for Australian Expats

By | 2019-03-18T22:58:38+08:00 March 13th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Singapore|

Today, I’d like to discuss what makes Singapore such an attractive destination for Australian expats. I may be a little biased having lived and worked here for nearly six years, and loving every moment of it, but if we look at the recent surveys Singapore consistently ranks in the top three expat destinations [...]

The Royal Commission Simplified

By | 2019-02-12T08:19:38+08:00 February 12th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning|

It has been the time many were waiting for – the Royal Commission report to be released to the public punishing the ‘big 4’ banks for the terrible behaviour and horrible acts they’ve been committing for years. You may recall some of the headlines – continuing to charge fees to deceased clients, inappropriate selling of [...]

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

By | 2019-02-07T09:25:51+08:00 February 7th, 2019|Australian Expats, Critical Illness Insurance, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Life Insurance, Superannuation|

“If a child, a spouse, a life partner, or a parent depends on you and your income, you need life insurance.”  - Suze Orman It is a sad reality that for many, the true value of life insurance is only discovered when it’s too late, or when they’ve had a family member or friend go [...]

What Are The Wealthy Doing That You’re Not..?

By | 2019-01-29T08:09:10+08:00 January 29th, 2019|Australian Expats, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Personal Finance Tips, Retirement|

“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery - it's the sincerest form of learning.”  - George Bernard Shaw The smartest way to achieve any goals in life, whether they be financial or otherwise, is not to reinvent the wheel, but rather to identify those who’ve already achieved those goals and mimic their behaviours. [...]

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, [...]