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Australian Expats Guide to Tax in Singapore

By | 2019-06-20T09:51:24+08:00 June 20th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Saving, Singapore, SRS, Tax|

Hi, I’m Jarrad Brown – Financial Planner to Australian expats in Singapore and around the world. Welcome to my video series where we cover the personal finance basics for Australians at home and abroad. Today I’m thrilled to have with me, Managing Director of CST Tax, Boon Tan. Boon provides both personal and [...]

Video – Cost of Living Comparison – Singapore vs Australia

By | 2019-04-16T14:25:25+08:00 April 12th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Budget, Budgeting, Saving, Singapore|

Welcome to my video series, where we explore the key personal finance topics for Australians living at home and abroad. One of the most common things I hear about living in Singapore is “my goodness, it must be so expensive to live there”, and in some ways, it is, but what we often [...]

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 [...]

2019 Singapore Budget – Australian Expat Edition

By | 2019-02-26T08:15:05+08:00 February 26th, 2019|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Budget, Singapore|

The 2019 Singapore Budget speech took place earlier this week, and if you’re like most Australian expats living and working in this city state, it would have gone largely unnoticed. As expats, it’s important to recognise this great opportunity we have to be here, and take an active interest in some of the key announcements, [...]

Top Ten Reasons I Enjoy Living in Singapore

By | 2018-10-17T09:17:16+08:00 October 17th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Singapore|

It comes to me as no surprise that Singapore has yet again, for a fourth year in a row, taken out first place as the expat destination of choice in both the Atlas Wealth Management Survey and the Expat Explorer Survey carried out by HSBC. Both the competitive salaries and quality of childcare and education [...]

Money Lessons from Crazy Rich Asians

By | 2018-08-28T10:06:56+08:00 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 [...]

Singapore Ranks #1 as Expat Destination

By | 2018-08-28T10:10:13+08:00 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 [...]

Singapore Budget 2018 – Australian Expat Edition

By | 2018-08-28T10:10:28+08:00 February 28th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expats, Budget, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Singapore|

The Finance Minister of Singapore, Heng Swee Keat delivered the 2018 Singapore Budget on Monday of last week, so we’ve scoured through it to identify what changes will impact Australian expats and others living in, or considering moving to the lion city of Singapore. First and foremost, Singapore’s GDP growth lifted last year to 3.6%, [...]

Death, Taxes and Superannuation

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:04+08:00 February 21st, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expats, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Personal Finance Tips, Singapore, Superannuation, Superannuation for Expats|

For most Australian residents, and the Australian expats planning to retire down under, superannuation will in many cases be one of the most tax efficient ways to save for and provide your retirement income. Providing your superannuation is managed appropriately and you receive the right advice, it can offer significant tax and estate planning benefits. [...]

Singapore Budget #2017 – What It Means for Expats in Singapore

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:05+08:00 March 2nd, 2017|Australian Expats, Budget, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Singapore|

It’s that time of the year with the Singapore Budget 2017 having been released this February 2017. When compared to the Australian ‘Super Budget’ of 2017, it is quite a pain-free experience reading through the announcements. Here we take a look at some of the key highlights that may impact us as expats living in [...]