Miscellaneous Bits and Pieces

5 Stages of Financial Planning

Earlier this month, Aquarius magazine approached me to write an article on financial planning. The following is an excerpt from the article which is in […]

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Top 5 Hidden Costs and Obvious Benefits for UAE Expats

There have been many articles about the recently published Friends Provident International / The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report on the cost of living in […]

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UK Properties Owners To Pay More Tax

In the UK Budget last April the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced plans to level the playing field between UK residents and expats owning UK […]

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Dubai Property Update

The good people at Asteco Property Management have published their quarterly report on property in Dubai and it makes interesting reading. We are now almost […]

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500,000 over 90 in UK

According to the World Bank the UK population is 64.1 million. Data released by the Office of National Statistics last month shows that about 500,000 […]

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Scottish Referendum

Possibly the biggest subject in the news this week from the UK has been the Scottish referendum on independence. But what would the implications be […]

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Are You an Ant or a Grasshopper?

Aesop’s Fables may have been written about 2,500 years ago but they still have a resonance today as people still have the same problems and […]

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Am I UK Resident for Tax Purposes?

This question became a little easier to answer recently as the final version of the rules governing what the criteria are for being UK resident […]

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What You Need To Know About FATCA

One of the benefits of living in Dubai is that you rarely have to think about tax. It is important but since we live in […]

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Pet Insurance

With health insurance soon to be mandatory for all residents of Dubai have the authorities forgotten our four-legged friends? Well pet insurance is not a […]

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