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Sitting tight – the importance of remaining invested

There is no question that we are in interesting times for investment markets and we have all seen falls in the value of our portfolios This article is designed to explain why you really should not worry and why you … Continue reading

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Need to know: The UK’s Foreign Spouse Exemption, the tax issue you don’t hear about

I last covered this topic many years ago, so it is time for an update. If you are a Brit with a foreign husband or wife, or you are not British but are married to a Brit, this article is … Continue reading

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Stock markets and investments – what not to do in volatile times

On 24th February, we woke to the news that Russia had invaded Ukraine. The situation had been deteriorating for a while but now we have the terrible reality of military conflict. The article is about financial matters, not politics, but … Continue reading

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10 Financial Resolutions for 2022 you can actually keep

Many of us make New Year resolutions, but how many of those are about our finances? And how many of them do we really keep? 2020 and 2021 have been tough years for large numbers of people and we can’t … Continue reading

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UK Budget & Spending Review October 2021 – a summary for expats

As has been the case for the past couple of years, many of the Budget measure have been leaked or drip-fed to the press so we were not expecting much in the way of surprises and there is nothing that … Continue reading

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How to invest in UK property without stress

In an uncertain world, it is understandable that we have seen an increase in interest in investing in property. It is human nature to want to put your money into something that you can see and touch. Property markets are … Continue reading

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Are your investment funds in the dog house?

It is estimated that in the UK alone more than £8 billion is languishing in under-performing investment funds. Add all the money in offshore funds and other jurisdictions and the number is worryingly large. These poorly performing funds, known as … Continue reading

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Higher education costs – the facts & how you can plan

The days of most expats having their children’s school fees paid for them are gone and even if you have an education allowance as part of your salary package it will stop on finishing secondary school. If they then want … Continue reading

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The future of investing is… flexible

We all know that we need to invest our money to make it grow but the options for expats in the UAE have been a little limited, until now.  Following changes in legislation, I am now delighted to offer fully … Continue reading

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