Tag Archives: On Your Side

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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News: Increased DEWA charges

There seems to have been little coverage of this in the press, but with effect from 21st September 2014, DEWA (Dubai Electricity & Water Authority) has increased the security deposits required on  taking up residency in a property.

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300 On Your Side columns

When I started writing the On Your Side column for The National newspaper nearly six years ago I never imagined that we’d still be going strong 300 columns later. 300 feels like a milestone and in that time I have … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary to On Your Side

Time certainly does fly. I have been writing the On Your Side column in the Saturday edition of The National newspaper for five years. That’s 262 columns to date and something like 800 questions answered and problems solved.

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News: Bad Cheques are still Bad News

Bouncing a cheque is still a criminal offence for expats in the UAE There was a flurry of excitement in the local papers when there was announced on 1st January that the bouncing of security cheques would no longer be … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

As the end of 2013 rapidly approaches, we can look back at yet another year of highs and lows, both in terms of world events and finances. We have seen continued volatility in equity markets, but the major global stock … Continue reading

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On Your Side columns from The National newspaper – September 2012

In  case you missed any, here are links to all the On Your Side columns from the Personal Finance section of The National newspaper from September 2012.  I don’t post all the column links here every month, but on 8th September my … Continue reading

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