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5 reasons you should be investing overseas

By Craig / December 12, 2017

Investing overseas can seem like a big step financially, especially if you’re looking at markets in which you have no experience. While investing overseas does come with a different set of economic, legal and political risks, there are also a range of benefits such as wider market exposure.


Review of one “Offshore Savings Scheme” marketed to Australian expats

By Craig / May 3, 2017

A few months ago, one reader of The Australian Expat Investor shared with me some material on a “tax effective” offshore savings scheme that was being marketed to her.  While I understand that there are worse products being pushed by “financial advisors”, here is a summary of some of the “features” of this product.  You […]


How to Protect Yourself From Dodgy Offshore Investment Schemes

By Craig / April 23, 2017

Expats (particularly those working in low-tax or high salary jurisdictions), are often the targets of sales people spruiking tax effective offshore investment schemes or tax effective offshore pension funds.  In some circumstances they are promoted by well-meaning employers or expat organisations.  So, how can you determine which offshore investment schemes are genuinely a good investment […]


Australian property market review – First Quarter 2017

By Sponsor / April 18, 2017

The Christmas decorations are well and truly back in that hard to reach spot and we are all regretting the excessive amounts of chocolate eaten over Easter. So now is a good time for our Australian property market review (first quarter 2017) and see how the first quarter of the year has shaped up for […]


5 investment strategies for Australian expats to save for retirement

By Craig / April 12, 2017

Without the safety net of compulsory superannuation contributions by their employer, many Aussie expats struggle with determining what is the best way to save for retirement while living overseas.  Here are five ideas for Australian expats to save for retirement, and one to avoid.


Forecast for the Australian property market in 2017

By Sponsor / February 19, 2017

There are a lot of mixed opinions regarding the forecast for the Australian property market in 2017. One thing we do know for certain is no one can look into their crystal ball and predict the future. What we do in this article is review the economists’ forecasts and give you our thoughts.


Round-Up For Aussies Abroad : Our Most Popular Posts in 2016

By Craig / December 12, 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 While Living Abroad 5 Things To Do When Relocating Abroad What to Consider When Moving Back To Australia


Two Former Property Investing Aussie Expats Share Their Expertise

By Craig / November 15, 2016

Former Aussie expats and successful property investors, Richie Ragel and Michael Cleary, have bought, renovated, and sold countless properties over the last decade and have a genuine love for real estate.  After having lived abroad in North America and Europe, Richie now resides in Sydney’s Inner West (with his wife Nikki) and Michael lives in […]


Benefits of Using a Buyers Agent When Buying Property

By Craig / October 15, 2016

Are you earning good money overseas and want to invest in Australian property, but keep putting the decision off? Is it because you : don’t have enough time to research the market; are worried that you may pay too much money for the house; don’t know how you will manage the process (or bid at […]


6 Steps to Buying a Home in Australia While Living Abroad

By Craig / October 1, 2016

As we have reviewed in our Australian property market update, while some property markets in Australia seem to be reaching their peaks, other markets are just getting started.  Buying a home in Australia while living abroad has many benefits, but it can be difficult when being overseas.  It does not need to be.  Here are […]


How to invest in gold

By Craig / September 27, 2016

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 traded funds, or buying shares in a gold producer. In this article, […]


Pros and Cons of investing in gold – is it right for you?

By Craig / September 27, 2016

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 jewellery? Or should you take more interest in having gold as […]

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