Tag Archives: financial planner

A guide to buying property & getting a mortgage in Dubai

Buying a property in the UAE can be daunting, especially for the first-time buyer. Expats have only been able to buy here since 2001, and only in specific areas, so many people are unfamiliar with the process as it can … Continue reading

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UK Budget March 2017 – the main points for expats

9th March 2017 saw the final UK Spring Budget as the announcements now move to the Autumn. As ever there were a number of measures that will affect expats, including a surprise regarding pensions. This article is a brief overview … Continue reading

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Want to save money on your currency transfers?

Given all that has happened over the past year we’re all pretty switched on to movements in exchange rates these days and we look to move our money when it is beneficial. Despite this far too many people are using … Continue reading

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10 things teenagers need to know about money

There is no doubt that many youngsters leaving school this summer are clueless about their finances. It is important to have some financial knowledge to safely negotiate the adult world so here are some points that every young person should … Continue reading

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Do you need to organise your monthly budget?

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds nought and six, result misery. Charles Dickens – David Copperfield. Why do I need to have a budget? From many conversations that … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

2011 has certainly been an interesting year in terms of the financial world. Political upheaval, natural disasters and banking issues has lead to a great deal of volatility in investment markets and I suspect there is more to come in … Continue reading

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Where there’s a Will…

The May issue of Good Taste magazine (free in branches of Choitrams) has a two page article on pages 34 and 35 all about Wills. If you haven’t seen a copy, the pages are shown below and you simply click on the … Continue reading

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Radio Podcast – March 2011. Money & Gender

Here is the podcast of the radio show broadcast on 29th March 2011. Our topic was Money and Gender and we discussed whether the sexes have different attitudes towards money, if they handle it different and view risk and investing … Continue reading

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The beginning of the end for cold calling?

I am sure that many readers have received unsolicited calls from various financial sales companies, claiming their details were passed on by a friend who thought they would be interested in buying certain products. This kind of hard sell is … Continue reading

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Radio podcast – February 2011

On 7th February I  appeared in my usual guest slot on the Nightline show on Dubai Eye 103.8FM. This month we talked about the most popular topics in the letters and emails I receive from readers of my newspaper column, as well … Continue reading

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