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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 [...]

How Can I Access My Super

By | 2018-08-28T10:10:01+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expats, Superannuation for Expats|

Superannuation is Australian’s retirement savings vehicle, and one of the largest and most advanced in the world. For anyone currently working in Australia, their employer will make a mandatory contribution of 9.5% into their chosen superannuation fund. This is imposed under the Superannuation Guarantee Laws in Australia to ensure that every Australian is regularly saving [...]

Death, Taxes and Superannuation

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:04+00:00 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. [...]

Aussie Expats – Find Your Unclaimed Super

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:04+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Australian Expats, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Superannuation, Superannuation for Expats|

As of 30 June 2017, there are more than 6.3 million lost and unclaimed super accounts, including those held by the Australian Tax Office (ATO), with a value of just shy of A$18 billion. If you’ve ever had more than one job in Australia, or even changed your name or address, then chances are some [...]

2017 – Investment Outlook for the Year of the Rooster

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:05+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Australian Expats, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Investing, Investing in Shares, Superannuation for Expats|

2016 was certainly an interesting year for financial markets and investors. After experiencing the worst 5-day start ever with the S&P 500 falling approximately 6%, global markets rebounded to reach all-new highs. Investors took on higher risk as they ditched the safe-havens of government bonds and started investing more into higher-yield bonds and growth assets. [...]

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 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 [...]

How to Pay Less Tax in Singapore

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:09+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Australian Expats, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, SRS, Superannuation, Superannuation for Expats|

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” - Benjamin Franklin   One of the many great attributes of Singapore is the relatively low personal tax rates that we enjoy. For many countries including Australia, UK, France and Canada, the tax rates here in Singapore are considerably lower as [...]

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 [...]