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Are You Saving More During This Pandemic?

By | 2020-10-27T07:12:43+08:00 October 27th, 2020|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Budget, Budgeting, Saving, Singapore|

Are you finding that you’re saving more money this year during the pandemic? Without the ability to regularly spend on short trips throughout the region, the annual ski holiday or European cruise, or even weekly drinks with your colleagues, many Australian expats are finding that they’re able to save more money throughout 2020. Australian bank [...]

Australian Expat Guide to the 2020 Singapore Budget

By | 2020-02-26T08:23:15+08:00 February 26th, 2020|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Singapore|

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Mr Heng Swee Keat, delivered the 2020 Budget for Singapore on the 18th February 2020, and as will come as no surprise, it has been a generous Budget to cushion the financial blow from both the trade wars between the China and US, reducing trade, and the impact [...]

How Singapore is Helping Australia at a Time of Crisis

By | 2020-01-20T08:39:29+08:00 January 20th, 2020|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Singapore|

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” - Arnold H. Glasgow Singapore and Australia have had a close relationship for over 50 years, with it being forged in World War II after more than 1,700 Australians died defending the country. Australia was also the first country in 1965 [...]

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 [...]