10 Things Financially Prepared People Do Every January

Happy New Year! So, here we are in 2018 and you have been thinking about your personal goals for the next 12 months. Whether you’ve […]

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UK Budget

UK Budgets don’t normally have much of an effect on expats. They give us a bit of an insight into what life is like ‘back […]

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NHS Entitlement for UK Expats

As many UK Expats will be flying back to Blighty over the Summer, I thought a reminder to take your international medical insurance membership card […]

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Update on UK Basic State Pension & National Insurance Contributions

For many years I have recommended all of my UK clients to pay voluntary national insurance contributions (NICs). Payment of voluntary NICs is important because […]

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Appointing an Adviser: Do Your Homework

Appointing someone as your guide in the financial jungle can be a daunting task. How do you assess whether they are any good? What pro-active […]

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Planning for a Healthy and Happy Retirement?

Harvard University started a study of adult development in 1930s to have a greater understanding of adult development: what keeps us healthy and happy. This […]

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Will My Housekeeper Need Health Insurance Too?

Assuming you are resident in the Emirate of Dubai or Abu Dhabi the answer is, “Yes.” As a sponsor of your housekeeper or nanny you […]

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Can Your Company Die of a Heart Attack?

Silly question, right? Actually when you start to think about it whilst a company cannot physically die the same cannot be said for employees and shareholders. Large […]

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Why You Should Hold Cash

With interest rates at record lows for such a long time many savers have felt forced to become investors just to retain the real value […]

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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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