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Craig Joslin
The Australian Expat Investor

How to make friends as an expat
Building a circle of friends can be a very intimidating aspect of moving to a new city as an expat.[...]
Top 10 tourist destinations for Aussie Expats in South America
Living for Aussie expats in South America can certainly have its challenges, but the rewards can be boundless with some[...]
Health considerations for Australians moving to South America
For Australians moving to South America, healthcare is one of the most important things you will need to consider. However,[...]
Outlook for Australian Property in 2018
We've seen some interesting changes in the Australian market, particularly in the past six months. Michael Cleary from Milk Chocolate[...]
Quick Facts For Australians Moving to Singapore
Australians moving to Singapore has helped make Singapore the number one ranked destination for expats two years in a row,[...]
What Aussies should know about the cost of living in London
When moving abroad as an Aussie, there are few destinations quite as alluring as London, however the cost of living[...]
Top Articles for 2017
How to Take Memorable Photos From Your Smartphone When on VacationTaking professional photos is a reserve for cameras and professionals;[...]
How to Take Memorable Photos From Your Smartphone When on Vacation
Taking professional photos is a reserve for cameras and professionals; however, you can take really memorable photos from your smartphone.[...]
Performance of the Australian Property Market in 2017 – Year in Review
Property (yet again) has been a huge topic in Australia this past year, we are obsessed with it - from[...]
5 reasons you should be investing overseas
Investing overseas can seem like a big step financially, especially if you’re looking at markets in which you have no[...]
5 tips for expats for a healthy 2018
No matter how busy you are preparing for a move overseas, or living life to the full while an expat,[...]
Expats in Colombia – Moving to Colombia after Pablo Escobar
Colombia is a country with a pretty horrendous reputation. It is known worldwide as the world’s biggest producer of cocaine.[...]
9 ways to make settling into a new country easier
The prospect of finding your feet in an unfamiliar place can be one of the most nerve-wracking aspects of making[...]
Transferring your UK Pension to Australia : What you need to know
If you have lived and worked in the UK for a period of time, you will have built up savings[...]
Australian Expat Taxes Explained : Non-Resident Withholding Tax
If you are a non-resident for Australian tax purposes, then you will be liable for non-resident withholding tax on certain[...]
How living in Hong Kong ranks as an expat destination
Living in Hong Kong offers an enticing mix of Chinese and English culture, with people from all over the world[...]
Teaching English in Latin America
Teaching English in Latin America can be a great option for those looking to live as expats in the region.[...]
Questions to ask when choosing your international removalist
Moving house is always a big deal, but moving abroad presents a whole new level of things to do and[...]
9 things you should know before taking out Expat Health Insurance
Whether it’s for work, family, or a new adventure, moving overseas can be a daunting experience, so having the peace-of-mind[...]
Celebrating Christmas Around the World
Christmas is a magical time of year for millions of people across the world. Different cultures celebrate the holiday season[...]
Affordability Crisis! Have Australian property prices peaked?
Rising property prices, poor wage growth and huge competition for the few homes that are on the market.  Is this[...]
Understanding the Australian property cycle
Whether you are buying, selling, or a long term investor of Australian property, understanding the Australian property cycle can help[...]
The difference between being a resident and non-resident for Australian tax purposes
You will often hear Australian expats talk about whether they are a resident or non-resident for Australian tax purposes.  But[...]
Second passport for Australians – great unless you are a Member of Parliament.
Second passport for Australians, great unless you are a Member of Parliament. This is a guest post from Alison Johnson[...]
10 freelance jobs you can do whilst living abroad
Have you found yourself living abroad (perhaps as the "trailing expat spouse") or travelling the world and wanting some extra[...]
Voting in Australian Elections While Living Overseas
As an Australian Expat do you know what your obligations are with respect to voting in Australian elections while living[...]
Reasons why Australians should retire overseas
If you’re approaching retirement you’re probably getting ready for a major lifestyle shift. Perhaps you already have a clear plan,[...]
Tips on retiring in The Philippines
Tips on retiring in The Philippines from an Australian who is living there. This article is written by John.  John[...]
Is moving to the Philippines for you?
Many people choose to move to The Philippines for the low cost of living and lifestyle.   Australian expat in The[...]
The health impacts of long haul flights
One thing Australian expats are used to is flying long distances.  But do we all fully understand the health impacts[...]
Factors Affecting Movements in the Australian Dollar
Although the Australian dollar remains one of the top 5 most-traded currencies and one of the three primary commodity currencies,[...]
Tips For The First Time Landlord
Becoming a landlord for the first time can be a daunting experience - whether you are moving out of the[...]
4 Strategies to Build A Property Portfolio
If you want to build a property portfolio but are not sure how to get it off the ground, or[...]
Using Bitcoin to Dodge Tax Laws and Regulations
If you dive into Bitcoin’s history, you are inevitably going to discover the darker aspects of the cryptocurrency. Dylan Buckley[...]
Bitcoin Trading – A Guide For Seasoned Investors
If you read the article “Bitcoin: An Introductory Article to the World’s Most Popular Cryptocurrency”, you now have a basic[...]
Bitcoin: An Introduction to the World’s Most Popular Cryptocurrency
In 2009, a man known only to the world as Satoshi Nakamoto released a revolutionary piece of software on the[...]
What are the best foods to eat when travelling on a plane?
“What’s the deal with airline food?” The question may be a comedy cliché, but it struck a chord in the[...]
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[...]
The Magic of Compound Interest
Albert Einstein once wrote: “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it ...[...]
Teaching English in China – When the Middle Kingdom Beckons
How one Australian, looking for a change, moved overseas and started teaching english in China. This article is written by[...]
What should you do as an Australian arrested overseas?
Its better to familiarise yourself with the local laws and obey them, but what should you do as an Australian[...]
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[...]
How to protect yourself from Deep Vein Thrombosis on long plane journeys?
You may hear the term ‘deep vein thrombosis’ when flying and your airline may even recommend certain in-flight exercises to[...]
Benefits of Doing Volunteer Work Overseas
Doing volunteer work overseas has a huge range of benefits, whether you are looking for a short jaunt a couple[...]
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[...]
10 Surprising things you should be aware of when moving to Latin America
Latin America is an astoundingly diverse, beautiful and dynamic region. It is packed full of stunning landscapes and vibrant cultures.[...]
Why you should study overseas
A period of academic exchange or study overseas can be an incredible way to enrich your Australian studies. Studying in[...]
Travelling internationally with your pet – Frequently asked questions
Travelling internationally with your pet?  We get a few handy hints to help you get prepared from one of Jetpets[...]
In What Countries are Gay Relationships Illegal?
Australians are travelling more than ever before, but it’s always important to keep in mind the fact that legal systems[...]
Which countries allow gay marriage?
In the lead up to Australia's Marriage Law Postal Survey and the debate about gay marriage, we thought it would[...]
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[...]
Things expats in Dubai should know for a happy and trouble free time
Dubai is a great place to live. It’s easy, it’s convenient and you have a lot of freedom with how[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Should expats work to live or live to work?
Striking an effective work-life balance is always a challenge, but living abroad can further complicate matters and make it tricky[...]
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. I[...]
Performance of Australian Housing Market – Second Quarter 2017
What did the first half of 2017 mean for the performance of Australian housing market?  Property expert, Michael Cleary provides[...]
Tips on taking medication overseas when you travel abroad
Taking medication overseas can literally be a matter of life or death, so it’s essential to pay real attention and[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Quick Facts For Australians In The Netherlands
Get your head around the key issues for Australians in the Netherlands. There are many reasons Australians in The Netherlands enjoy[...]
What Expats Should Know About the Dubai Healthcare System
The key facts every expat planning to move to Dubai should know about the Dubai healthcare system. Whilst many would[...]
Factors Affecting Australian Property Prices
The factors affecting Australian property prices can generally be boiled down to factors impacting the demand for Australian property and[...]
Insurance Every Owner of Australian Property Needs to Consider
You have invested a lot of money in your Australian property, so its worth spending a little bit extra maintaining[...]
5 Common Mistakes People Make Investing In Property
Investing in property is one of the biggest financial commitments anyone can make, yet we see people make the same[...]
Theresa May to make it more difficult for Aussies planning to move to the UK
In launching the UK conservative party's new election manifesto, British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced new policies that will[...]
2017 Federal Budget Implications for Australian Property Investors
A couple of weeks ago, the Australian federal government handed down its 2017 budget, and there were a number of[...]
How to automate your overseas loan repayments
If you need to make overseas loan repayments , then there are options that allow you to automate the international[...]
Travel Insurance – Why your “country of residence” is important
As an expat we read about "country of residence" in many contexts.  Country of residence can mean where we physically[...]
Getting a Green Card to the USA
Everyone knows that a green card is a ticket to life in the United States without the hassle of having[...]
Quick Facts For Australians Moving To Dubai, UAE
In this article, we’ll give you advice on the main things you need to know for Australians moving to Dubai UAE,[...]
Tips for packing your house for an international move
With moving house being one of life's most stressful events, we've put together some tips for packing your house for[...]
What currencies can I save on when transferring money internationally?
Transferring money internationally can be a big money spinner for banks with high fees and uncompetitive exchange rates.  Online foreign[...]
5 insurance policies you will need to review when moving overseas
You don't want to under-insure yourself but at the same time you don't want to over-insure yourself (and pay too[...]
5 Financial Myths Australians Living Overseas Believe
In this article we dispel some of the common financial myths that many Australians living overseas believe. 5 Financial Myths[...]
2017 Australian Federal Budget – Implications For Aussie Expats
The 2017 Australian Federal Budget has been released, so we've scanned the documents and summarised some of the key implications[...]
Moving House Checklist – When Moving Overseas
Moving overseas or even moving house can be a stressful time for any family.  Getting started early with the process[...]
6 reasons why Australian Expats should be on Linkedin
Linkedin is an important social media network for professionals to maintain their network and find work. But for Australian expats,[...]
Review of one “Offshore Savings Scheme” marketed to Australian expats
A few months ago, one reader of The Australian Expat Investor shared with me some material on a "tax effective"[...]
How to Protect Yourself From Dodgy Offshore Investment Schemes
Expats (particularly those working in low-tax or high salary jurisdictions), are often the targets of sales people spruiking tax effective[...]
Moving to Australia – Tips for getting your furniture through Australian Customs quickly
For some people, moving to Australia can be an administrative nightmare with Australian customs requirements.  In this article, we review[...]
Moving home to Australia – what will you need to leave behind?
Moving home to Australia can be an exciting and even a cathartic experience after living abroad. You might be looking forward[...]
Australian property market review – First Quarter 2017
The Christmas decorations are well and truly back in that hard to reach spot and we are all regretting the[...]
9 ways to make it easier to buy your first house
There is constant debate about housing affordability in Australia and how to make buying your first property easier.  If you are wanting[...]
5 investment strategies for Australian expats to save for retirement
Without the safety net of compulsory superannuation contributions by their employer, many Aussie expats struggle with determining what is the[...]
Superannuation Bilateral Agreements
If there is a superannuation bilateral agreement between Australia and the country you are working in, it may be possible[...]
Organisations You Will Need To Notify When Moving Abroad From Australia
When moving abroad from Australia, here is a quick checklist of some organisations you may need to notify when moving[...]
What happens to my Australian superannuation when moving overseas?
The rules around superannuation are confusing enough when you are living in Australia, let alone trying to understand what happens[...]
Update on HECS Debt Repayment Obligations For Australians Living Overseas
Rules on HECS debt repayment obligations for Australians living overseas are changing. Time is running out for Australians living overseas[...]
6 things to consider before moving to Fiji
Have you dreamed of living the expat lifestyle on a Pacific Island?  Sipping sunset cocktails overlooking the beach every night.[...]
Living in Singapore : Is it the best place for expats?
Singapore is renowned for its status as an economic powerhouse, a multi-cultural melting pot and a clean, safe environment. Given[...]
How to go about bringing dogs to Australia after living abroad
Bringing dogs to Australia after living abroad is not always a straightforward process with Australia's quarantine laws but with adequate[...]
Should you be taking pets overseas from Australia when moving abroad?
Taking pets overseas from Australia when moving abroad is a big decision for any family.  There are a myriad of[...]
5 tips to ensure a smooth relocation
Finding your feet in any new setting isn’t something that happens overnight. But you can certainly help to create a[...]
Foreign Income Tax Offset – Make sure you are not paying tax twice
A Foreign Income Tax Offset reduces the impact of double taxation by providing you a credit on foreign tax paid[...]
The Double Taxation Agreement – How Australian Expats Can Benefit
A double taxation agreement (also know as a tax treaty or DTA) is an agreement between two countries that seeks[...]
Australian Tax Treaties – What countries does Australia have tax treaties with?
What countries does Australia have tax treaties with?  There are more than 40 Australian tax treaties which aim to ensure Australian[...]
Buying an investment property jointly with a friend
Financing a property as an Australian expat is getting harder by the month it seems.  Buying an investment property jointly[...]
What are the Australian tax implications for your overseas investment property?
With the Australian property market seemingly reaching new highs every week it is no wonder that more Australians acquire an overseas[...]
Risks in buying overseas property
Whilst there are many benefits of investing in overseas property, before rushing in and signing a contract, step back and[...]
8 Benefits of investing in overseas property
When living abroad as an expat it can be tempting to invest some of your spare cash in a local[...]
Tips for renting an apartment in Dubai for expats
Dubai offers some amazing options on where to live.  Most of them will be expensive and will come with a[...]
Surviving the Dubai summer heat as an Aussie Expat
Dubai Summer heat– “what’s it really like?” is a question I get a lot.  The Dubai summer heat is infamous[...]
What Expats Should Know about the UK Healthcare System
The UK Healthcare system (or the NHS - National Health Service) is one of Britain's most famous and cherished institutions.[...]
Quick Facts for Australians Moving to London
CurrencyFair was determined to offer the best exchange rate when converting your British pounds to Australian dollars in our review.[...]
Tips for Expats Renting an Apartment in London
Choosing the right place to live can affect almost every aspect of your life. As an Australian renting an apartment[...]
The benefits of appointing an enduring power of attorney before moving overseas
An enduring power of attorney can be a very useful document for Australian expats to put in place either before[...]
Forecast for the Australian property market in 2017
There are a lot of mixed opinions regarding the forecast for the Australian property market in 2017. One thing we[...]
Is your Australian will valid when moving overseas?
Moving overseas is an important time to consider putting in place a will or updating your existing Australian will.  But,[...]
5 reasons why expats choose IPMI
You’ll miss it when it’s gone. We might take it for granted - but it’s worth remembering that the Australian[...]
Surviving Your First European Winter
The prospect of your first European winter should rightly be filling you with not only excitement but also a tingle of[...]
Survival Language: 5 ways to fit in a like a local
Unless you're moving to a country within the Anglosphere, there's a good chance that you're going to have to try[...]
What to consider if you plan to retire abroad from Australia
No matter whether its the cost of living, the lifestyle, or just to be close to family - if you[...]
Checklist for an overseas relocation package
If you are being transferred overseas with your current employer or have been recruited by an overseas company, you might[...]
Expats in China : 10 things you should know about living in China
Like any country, living in China has its mix of highs and lows for the new expat.  Having the opportunity[...]
2017 sports calendar for Aussies in London
So that you can plan your year ahead in between work and European travels, we thought all the expat Aussies[...]
Typical Components Of An Expat Salary Package
We've all heard stories of expats working overseas for a few years on massive salaries and then retiring a few[...]
6 reasons it is good to be an Australian living in Dubai
Are you considering taking on an expat role in Dubai?  Want to understand a bit more about what life is like[...]
Retiring Overseas : How to stretch your retirement savings without compromising your lifestyle
Many Australians are now attracted to the thought of retiring overseas as a way to make their retirement savings go[...]
Performance of the Australian Property Market – A 2016 Review
A review of the performance of the Australian property market in 2016.  Did it live up to the forecasts?  What[...]
Why I don’t use my bank for money transfers to Australia
One of my biggest annoyances after moving overseas was the amount of money banks gouged every time I wanted to make money[...]
Why Australians Should Consider An Expat Assignment in The Netherlands
When Australians think of moving to Europe they primarily think of living and working in the UK.  However, there are[...]
Tax Issues Australians in The Netherlands Should Know
Aussies certainly don't move to Europe for the low tax environment.  If you are moving to The Netherlands from Australia[...]
8 Tools To Manage Your Financial Affairs From Abroad
Technology provides the ability to remotely manage your financial affairs in Australia from abroad easy.  In this article, Jason discusses[...]
Insider Tips for Australians in America
When you finally take the plunge and start a new part of your life in the US, there are so[...]
Should You Be Buying Property Off the Plan in Australia?
Thinking of buying property off the plan to build your investment portfolio whilst living abroad? In this article, we discuss[...]
International social security agreements and how they impact your pension
Governments seek to share the burden of social security support for people who have lived and worked in more than[...]
Am I entitled to an Australian pension if retiring overseas?
Many Australians are now considering retiring overseas to make their retirement savings go further.  However are you aware how retiring[...]
Financial Resolutions For A Wealthier New Year
At the start of every year, I look back on what I achieved the previous year and what I want[...]
Books To Build Your Financial Intelligence
If you want to build your wealth, then you should also be looking to build your financial intelligence.  No matter[...]
Australian tax implications when renting out your primary residence
The tax implications when renting out your primary residence are generally good for Australians moving overseas.  Find out how renting[...]
Is the Australian Government About To Take Your Lost Super?
As of 31 December 2016, the Australian government is set to take control of an estimated 100,000 "lost super" accounts[...]
Round-Up For Aussies Abroad : Our Most Popular Posts in 2016
Aussies Abroad!  These are the most popular posts that Aussies abroad have been reading in 2016.ATO Challenges Tax Residency of[...]
First Ever Direct Australia to London Flight To Commence in 2018
Flying Australia to London just got alot easier with Qantas today announcing that it will start the first direct flights[...]
Tips For Buying Property Whilst Living Abroad
Buying property whilst living abroad is usually high on peoples agenda. However, some find the thought of this challenging and[...]
The Best TED Talks on Money
When I have a spare moment, I enjoy watching the occasional TED talk.  So I have put together a selection[...]
6 debt management tips for expats
If your finances are in intensive care, then you may be in need of my debt management tips for expats. There[...]
Two Former Property Investing Aussie Expats Share Their Expertise
___TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW__<p>Former Aussie expats and successful property investors, Richie Ragel and Michael Cleary, have bought, renovated, and sold countless properties over[...]
The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement – Should Australians Abroad Rely On Them?
Australia has entered into a reciprocal health care agreement with a number of countries which enable Australians to receive essential[...]
4 Important Things to Do When Relocating Abroad
Relocating abroad from Australia is a busy time and its easy to forget some of the more important things.  Here[...]
Benefits of Using a Buyers Agent When Buying Property
Are you earning good money overseas and want to invest in Australian property, but keep putting the decision off? Is[...]
9 Things You Must Consider When Moving Back To Australia
So, your expat assignment is coming to an end, and you are developing plans for moving back to Australia. Here are[...]
6 Steps to Buying a Home in Australia While Living Abroad
As we have reviewed in our Australian property market update, while some property markets in Australia seem to be reaching[...]
How to invest in gold
If you want gold investments as part of your diversified investment portfolio, you then need to decide how to invest[...]
Pros and Cons of investing in gold – is it right for you?
People have been investing in gold for centuries.  We see the spot price of gold quoted on the news everyday,[...]
Dirk Hartog & The 400 Year Anniversary of Europeans Landing in Western Australia
Contrary to what many of us remember from school, Captain James Cook was not the first European to discover Australia.[...]
4 Financial Surprises For Australians Living Abroad
Living abroad is an exciting time, but there are many financial surprises that have the potential to cost you thousands[...]
5 Things to Do Before Renting Out Your Property in Australia
Before renting out your property in Australia (whether you are moving out of the family home or you have bought[...]
Rental Property Depreciation – Are You Maximising Your Tax Deductions?
Are you maximising your tax deductions in Australia by claiming rental property depreciation on your investment properties?  Thousands of Australians[...]
What is the best option to convert Dirham to Australian dollars?
UAE residents, are you wanting to get the best exchange rate when you convert dirham to Australian dollars?  In this article[...]
What is the best option to convert british pounds to Australian dollars?
Are you wanting to get the best exchange rate when you convert british pounds to Australian dollars?  In this article[...]
5 Articles You Should Read If You Are Moving Overseas From Australia
If you are planning on moving overseas from Australia, or have recently moved overseas from Australia, then you should read these 5[...]
Aussie Expat in Dubai Caught By New Australian Bank Lending Rules to Non Residents
Meet Nadia Diehl. An Aussie Expat in Dubai. Learn about how a sudden change by Australian banks in lending rules[...]
Do You Need to Complete an Australian Tax Return While Living Overseas?
Do you need to complete an Australian tax return while living overseas?  Many people I meet are confused by the requirements.[...]
What Brexit Means For Australian Expats?
The result from the Brexit referendum seems to have taken everyone by surprise, and many people don't appear to have[...]
Australian Banks Restrict Loans For Non Residents
There have been a number of news articles in the last couple of months on the topic suggesting that Australian[...]
The Risks of Investing For Retirement – What John Oliver Has To Say
Retirement planning for many Australian Expats is difficult enough without everyone wanting to take their fee to manage your money[...]
2 July 2016 Australian Federal Election – New Rules & Where To Vote While Living Overseas
I had previously written about how to vote in the upcoming Australian Federal Election.  Now that the election has been[...]
Automatic Exchange of Financial Information
Automatic Exchange of Financial Information is the answer of international tax authorities to global tax evasion and is intended to facilitate international[...]
Australian Expat Stories : ATO Challenges Tax Residency of Returning Aussie Expat
We continue our series on real life stories of Australian Expats. In this story, Bruce Wayne (name changed to protect[...]
Managing Foreign Currency Risk When Investing in Property
Managing foreign currency risk is a key area of concern for expats when investing in property, whether in Australia or[...]
Australian Expat Stories : Purchasing an Australian Investment Property while Living Abroad
In our series on Australian Expat stories, find out how professional photographer and Australian Expat, Sam Wordley, managed the process of[...]
How Can Australian Expats Finance Property In Australia?
Depending on the outcome of the July 2 election, time may be running out for negative gearing property in Australia.  If[...]
What Tax Information Exchange Agreements Mean For You
In an effort to break through secrecy barriers of Offshore Tax Havens, and reduce international tax avoidance and tax evasion[...]
Guide to Offshore Tax Havens For Australians Living Abroad
Offshore tax havens often conjure up images of a tropical island with beautiful palm tree lined beaches with an easy going[...]
Am I An Australian Resident For Tax Purposes?
The most important question you need to ask yourself when you prepare to move overseas and become an Australian Expat is[...]
Australian Expat Stories : A Spanish Lesson in Buying Property Overseas
Have you thought about buying property overseas?  Perhaps as an investment or somewhere to live while living abroad?  Find out what[...]
A Parable On Why Australians Move Overseas (And Become Non Resident Taxpayers)
This story has been circulating on the internet and facebook for some time.  It is often titled How taxes work,[...]
What does Brexit mean for the British pound vs Australian dollar?
Whether you’ve seen it on the news, read it in the newspapers or witnessed its dramatic effects on OFX's live[...]
How does Labor’s negative gearing policy impact Australian Expats?
Labor's negative gearing policy was announced in February 2016.  Whilst there has been much debate about the merits of negative gearing[...]
How does negative gearing work for Australian Expats?
We constantly hear the term negative gearing being thrown around in Australian politics.  The Labor party have said they plan[...]
What are the best options for transferring money to Australia?
I have written a number of articles in relation to transferring money to Australia.  In particular how you should use an[...]
Peer to Peer Currency Exchange
Peer to Peer Currency Exchange is disrupting the international money transfer industry. We have all now experienced (or at least[...]
How The Performance Of Your Super Fund Can Be Boosted
Not many of us pay much attention to our superannuation, but did you know just improving the performance of your[...]
The Most Common Concerns of Expats
According to an survey, one of the biggest concerns for expats is planning their financial future.  Find out the[...]
The 10 Types of Expats That Roam the World
Some interesting statistics from a recent Internations survey.  Which type of expat are you?  Internations are an organisation that helps expats to[...]
The Self Managed Super Fund Nightmare For Australian Expats
So you followed all the advice about putting money away for your retirement.  You consulted your accountant and decided to[...]
Watch Australian TV Online Using a VPN
Did you expect that you could continue to watch Australian TV online when you moved overseas, only to find that[...]
Protecting Against Identity Fraud While Living Abroad
Expats, probably more than most people, need to take extra precautions to protect against identity fraud when living abroad. We[...]
Classic Australia Day Advertisement
I couldn't resist sharing this one! I have always been a fan on the Australian lamb tv commercials. This year[...]
8 benefits of investing in Australian property while living abroad
It is always hard to know when it is a good time to be investing in Australian property. It seems that[...]
Most Popular Articles For Aussie Expats – 2015
Check out our most popular posts for Aussie Expats in 2015.Why I Don't Use My Bank For International Money TransfersWhat Aussie[...]
Should you worry about how you complete your Australian outgoing passenger card and incoming passenger card?
With the Christmas travel season upon us, and many Aussie expats (like myself) heading down under, I thought it worthwhile[...]
Are Your Money Transfers Being Reported to the Australian Government?
I have had many discussions with Australian Expats who worry that AUSTRAC will report their money transfers to Australia to the[...]
Why Australian Expats Should Use a Mortgage Broker When Buying a Property in Australia
I have been investing in property for almost twenty years, and for the last ten years I have used a[...]
What Australian Expats Need to Do If You Have a HELP Debt or TSL Debt
We recently reported on changes to HELP Debt repayment obligations of Australian Expats passed by the Australian Parliament in early[...]
Australian Greens Oppose Changes to Student Debt (HELP Debt) Repayment Obligations For Australian Expats
For those that are interested, I just came across this speech from an Australian Greens Senator talking about the Greens[...]
Australian Government Closes Loophole on HELP debt (student loan) repayments for Australian Expats
Australians who move abroad after graduating from university are now obliged to continue making repayments of their student loans (HELP debt)[...]
More Things You Can Do To Show You Really Are A Non-Resident For Australian Tax Purposes
Following on from my article 10 Things You Can Do To Show You Really Are A Non-Resident For Australian Tax[...]
10 Things You Can Do To Show You Really Are A Non-Resident For Australian Tax Purposes
Many Australian Expats, who move to low taxing countries, want to ensure they become non-residents of Australia for tax purposes to[...]
The Best Apps & Websites For Australian Expats
An important aspect of building your wealth while living abroad is managing your expenses.  I use all the applications and[...]
Why Australian Expats Should Consider Investing in Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s)
When Exchange Traded Funds (ETF's) first started being marketed a number of years ago I was initially apprehensive about investing[...]
The truth about managed funds and index funds
Many friends and clients tell me they want to start investing in the sharemarket, but have no idea where to[...]
Are you taking advantage of the weak Aussie dollar?
The current weakness in the Australian dollar presents a great opportunity for Australian Expats to transfer money back home or[...]
3 Ways to Boost The Rental Returns on Your Home While Living Abroad That Don’t Cost Anything
Are you getting the rental income you deserve?  There are a number of simple things you can do to boost the[...]
How Australian Expats can make money on the sharemarket without paying tax
If you are an Australian Expat, and are a non-resident for Australian tax purposes then this investing idea might be[...]
International Health Insurance For Australian Expats
This is the final article in our 3 part series on Medicare and Private & International Health Insurance For Australian Expats.  In[...]
Expat Engineer Deemed Not an Australian Resident For Tax Purposes
The most important question you need to ask yourself as an Australian Expat is - Am I an Australian Resident For[...]
Private Health Insurance For Australian Expats
This is the second article of my 3 part series on Medicare and Health Insurance For Australian Expats.  In this[...]
Medicare Implications For Australian Expats
Medicare Implications for Australian Expats is the first in a series of three articles to help you understand what you[...]
Australian Government takes savings from Australian Expats
Did you know if you have inactive bank accounts in Australia, your savings can be transferred to the Federal Government?Inactive[...]
Australian Government Removes Tax Loophole For Australian Expats
The Australian Government has announced they are closing a tax loophole available to Australians living overseas with a student debt[...]
Should I Buy or Rent a Property While Living Overseas?
Are you thinking about buying a house in your host country while on an expat assignment?  Have you arrived in[...]
5 ideas to ease the administrative burden for Australians working abroad
Many Australians working abroad find that being an expat can be an administrative nightmare.  If you are an Australian working abroad, here[...]

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