Category Archives: saving money

10 Steps for Smart Investing

The financial services industry is full of jargon and sales messages so sometimes it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction, the reality from the adverts and the sales pitches. With that in mind, I have put together a … Continue reading

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New to Dubai? Important facts & financial information

Welcome to Dubai and a new and exciting life. There is a lot to learn and while this is not a complete guide to setting up in Dubai, it does give you a useful overview of many of the financial … Continue reading

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Cost-effective currency transfers – secure & safe

Most expats have a need to move money between currencies and it makes sense to find a way to do this securely, easily and where you can save money. At the present time, it is important that you can do … Continue reading

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Expats in The UAE & Money. 10 mistakes you want to avoid

It is not uncommon for expats for make a few financial mistakes when they move to another country but proper planning, research and the right advice will mean you do the right things. This is a list of the most … Continue reading

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Travel & holidays – 20 money-related hints & tips

We’re approaching the hottest time of the year in the UAE, a time when many people think about going on holiday to avoid the heat for a while. The long school summer holiday starts shortly so many families and teachers … Continue reading

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How to negotiate a rent reduction

Most people are aware that rents are falling across the UAE so many of us will be expecting a reduction in our rent at renewal. But what if your landlord hasn’t got the message and doesn’t want to give you … Continue reading

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Financial resolutions – get your money in shape for 2019

At this time of year it is popular to make New Year resolutions, but how many of those are about our finances? Making sure you are financially fit is as important as vowing to visit the gym regularly but once … Continue reading

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10 tips for dealing with debt in the UAE

It is sadly all too common for people to get into debt whilst living in the UAE, for multiple reasons, so this article is designed to give you the steps to work through to deal with any debt problems you … Continue reading

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How to save money on your currency transfers

Most expats have a need to move money between currencies and it makes sense to find a way to do this securely, easily and where you can save money. The online services offered by retail banks are rarely competitive and … Continue reading

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Credit cards – friend or foe?

Credit cards are a fact of modern life but are they friend or foe? Should you have one, or are they to be avoided? When used sensibly and responsibly they can be a useful tool with benefits but too often … Continue reading

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