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Aussie Expat Guide to Repatriation

By | 2018-05-06T15:46:18+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Repatriation, Retirement|

With our beautiful landscape, passion for sport and most outdoor activities and our ‘down-to-earth’ approach to most aspects of life, it’s no wonder that most Australian expats are either planning to work or retire back home. When it comes to returning home, it’s not as simple as simply packing your suitcase, booking the flights and [...]

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 [...]

Financial Planning Myths Blown WIDE OPEN

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:05+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Australian Expats, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Literacy, Financial Planning, Investing, Investing in Shares, Meeting a Financial Adviser, Retirement|

“Sticking your head in the sand does not prevent the tide from coming in.” ― K.J. In the world of financial planning, we’ve seen all sorts of strategies and advice being provided, but just how do you separate fact from fiction. How can you tell the brilliant from the BS. Below I have dispelled some [...]

Superannuation for Australians Heading Abroad

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:06+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Australian Expats, Financial Planning, Retirement, Superannuation for Expats|

So you’ve decided to take the step to move overseas and explore a new land full of new and exciting opportunities. Whether that new opportunity be in Singapore or elsewhere, it is certain that it will be both an exciting and challenging time for you. As an Australian moving overseas, whether you’re never planning to [...]

Top 10 Retirement Mistakes You Should AVOID

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:09+00:00 April 4th, 2016|Australian Expats, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Literacy, Financial Planning, Retirement, Superannuation|

There’s far more to retirement planning than simply making mandatory contributions to your superannuation fund or putting your surplus cash each month into a savings account. With an aging population and growing numbers of people over 60 living below the poverty level, far too many are either not saving for their retirement with a plan [...]

Top Finance Tips for New Grandparents

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:09+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Australian Expats, Budgeting, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Grandchildren, Personal Finance Tips, Retirement, Superannuation for Expats|

"Something magical happens when parents turns into grandparents. Their attitude changes from "money doesn't grow on trees" to spending it like it does."  - Sophia Loren Becoming a grandparent can be one of the most exciting times of your life, and it’s often the case that finance is not the first thought that will pop [...]

6 Facts You Need To Know About Your CPF

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:09+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Australian Expats, CPF, Retirement, Superannuation, Superannuation for Expats|

The Central Provident Fund (CPF) is the retirement savings plan for citizens in Singapore. This is open to both Singapore Citizens as well as those that have Permanent Residency (PR) here. There have been many questions surrounding CPF lately so I’ve highlighted below the 6 key facts that you need to know. 1. You’ll earn [...]

How Much Should You Have Saved By Your Age?

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:10+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Australian Expats, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Retirement, Superannuation for Expats|

"If you don't know where you're going, any path will take you there" I am often asked by my new clients for my feedback on what they’ve achieved so far and whether they’re on track for their age with their finances. Of course, there is no clear answer without first knowing what their goals are [...]

Top 5 Retirement Questions You Need to Answer With Your Partner

By | 2017-11-24T07:21:38+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Australian Expats, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Marriage, Meeting a Financial Adviser, Retirement, Superannuation for Expats|

If you’re married, or in a relationship, it’s important that you include your significant other in your retirement planning. You would be amazed at how different we view our ideal retirement, such as where we’d like to travel, what sort of car we’d like to drive and how we’ll spend our money. Many couples are [...]

Budgeting Can Be Sexy

By | 2016-01-23T16:01:01+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Australian Expats, Budgeting, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Retirement|

We all know that it’s important to have a budget in place, to know where your hard-earned dollars are going and how much you should be saving. But…I think we can all agree that budgeting can be very boring and mechanical, and is rarely something we look forward to doing. Allow me to let you [...]