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New Years Financial Resolutions For A Wealthier 2017

At the start of every year, I look back on what I achieved the previous year and what I want to achieve in the upcoming year - not just financially but in all aspects of my life.  This year is no different.  Here are some ideas for your new…
books to increase your financial intelligence

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 how much or how little you know about investing, I believe there is always more you can learn.  Here are some of my favourite…
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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 and pocket the unclaimed money.  It could also inadvertently result in thousands of Australians unknowingly having their…
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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 Returning Aussie Expat Australian Banks Restrict Lending to Aussies Abroad 6 Steps to Buying Property…
TED Talks on Money

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 of some of the better TED Talks on Money that everyone should watch. Let me know what TED Talks on Money you recommend in the comments…
debt management tips for expats

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 is a misconception that all expats live the highlife while living overseas - rental allowances, expensive holidays, international…
how to invest in gold

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 in gold. There are a number of ways to invest in gold, either through physical investments in gold bullions or gold coins, exchange…
investing in gold

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, but many people don't understand the benefits of investing in gold.  Should the only gold you own be that which forms part of your…
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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 of dollars. If you are an Australian living abroad, or if you are planning on living abroad, then these are four financial…
offshore tax havens for australians
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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 attitude to taxation.  But these days, there are places all over the world where one can stash their cash without much…
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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 all now are increasingly living our lives online, and posting all sorts of information and updates on social media…
identity fraud, Australian Government Claims Australian Expat Savings, inactive bank accounts

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? In 2012, the Labor government made changes to legislation which meant if you had an inactive bank account that…

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