Entries by Craig

Living in the UK : How the UK rates as an expat destination

Living in the UK has a lot to offer expats, especially professionals. Let’s have a look at what expats report about living in the UK, including the benefits as well as the drawbacks.

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The Magic of Compound Interest

Albert Einstein once wrote: “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it.”

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Tips to save money when moving abroad

Tips to save money when moving abroad   You’ve made the decision to move abroad, now comes the planning and preparation. For the smart traveler, getting things right in advance is the key to success. Make sure that your research is done and most importantly, ensure that you have everything costed correctly to avoid any […]

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9 reasons why you will want to buy a home in Australia before moving back

After living in Europe for over four years, we recently returned to live in Australia.  As our old home was never going to accommodate our enlarged family, our intention was always to rent initially whilst looking for a home to purchase.  It didn’t take long for us to realise we should have sought to buy […]

How Australians overseas can vote in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey

As previously announced by the Australian Government, the Australian Bureau of Statistics will collect statistical information from all Australians (including Australians living overseas) on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll, as to their views on whether or not the law should be changed to allow same sex marriage.

Voting in the Australian same sex marriage plebiscite whilst living overseas

With the Australian Senate voting down legislation again for a same sex marriage plebiscite, the Australian government has announced it plans to undertake an Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey to determine the views of the Australian public on whether the law should be changed to allow same sex couples the right to marry.  Australians living […]

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Capital Gains Tax on Main Residence For Australian Expats – Aussie Expats to Be Hit!

We reported in May, that as a result of the 2017 Australian federal budget, there would be some pending changes to capital gains tax on the main residence for foreign residents and Australian expats (Australians living abroad). At the time, it wasn’t quite clear from the budget papers exactly how it would work, and who […]

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How some Australians are retiring in Bali

Make your retirement savings go further and consider retiring in Bali. Check out how these Australians are doing it.

Can Australian expats get life insurance when living overseas?

We often get asked by Australians living overseas – Can Australian expats get life insurance?  Our research tells us it is still possible to obtain life insurance in Australia, but you may be subject to different application requirements than had you been living in Australia.

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The Dutch Healthcare System – What Expats Should Know

The Dutch healthcare system is supposedly one of the best healthcare systems in Europe.  We explore what expats need to understand about the dutch healthcare system, mandatory health insurance, and the reciprocal health agreement with Australia.