All investors always lay meticulous plans to ensure that their investments work just as hard as them. The harsh reality is that even these well researched and laid plans have the potential of going sideways when the tough gets going. When this happens, the writing will always be on the wall so that you know … Continue reading 5 indicators that you are losing money on your investment/pensions
There is just so much financial advice that you could live by out there. This makes it almost impossible to live by all of them. What could potentially cost you big time is missing out on the most important Solomonic wisdom in the financial world. This is why you need these 8 pieces of financial … Continue reading 8 pieces of financial advice to live by
By Graeme W Field Whether you first saw them in the original Total Recall’s Johnny Cab or Knight Rider’s Kitt, the era of driverless cars will soon be upon us and what is life really going to be like when our journey to work involves conducting board meetings, analyzing spreadsheets or updating numerous social media … Continue reading Driverless technology and its financial implications.
When it comes to matters investment, the proverbial statement of time being money and knowledge being power does not apply. Here, “time is power and knowledge is money”. To enhance your knowledge and earn more money, grab yourself books that offer valuable insight on investments. Here are 5 books on investments you must read that … Continue reading 5 books on investments you must read
The largest expat population is the Indian one, with 2,000,000 residents in the UAE. This makes up an astonishing 42% of the total population. Close behind, there is the Pakistani population with 1,200,000 residents, and the Filipino population at 700,000. The largest European population is easily claimed by the British, with a population of 240,000 … Continue reading How is the UAE`s Ex-Pat Population Broken Down into Nationalities, and Does This Impact Companies Required to Provide End of Service Benefits
HMRC collected close to £5 billion in Inheritance Tax (IHT) in 2016. If you take into consideration that only an estimated 45,100 estates were liable for IHT, that’s an average tax bill of £110,865 per estate. There are many complicated rules that stipulate how much IHT is payable on an estate but, with some basic … Continue reading How to pass on maximum wealth to your next generation. (Inheritance Tax for UK Expats)
By Mark Boyes Thursday the 19th October marked the 30th anniversary of Black Monday, a day during which the Dow Jones Index fell by 22.6% in just 24 hours. With the US and UK equity markets flirting around their all-time highest levels, there has been talk of on an imminent correction, due to the simple … Continue reading Are the markets ready for a correction?
Divorce is something rarely touched on when it comes to financial planning. But, with costly ‘grey divorces’ in adults over 50 almost doubling since the 90’s, it is something that must be discussed. Here are just a few of the main mistakes that expats commonly make when going through a divorce. Taking the House … Continue reading 5 Financial Mistakes Made by Expats During a Divorce
Retirement could last longer than you may think, with the average 65-year-old retiree expected to live for more than 20 years. With all this spare time, it’s important to follow a few simple steps to ensure a pleasant lifestyle. 1. Start Saving Early With retirement now lasting longer than ever, you must have plans in … Continue reading 7 Ways to Improve Your Retirement
Since 2014, fluctuating oil prices have contributed to recessions and economic instability. Dropping 70% from 2014 to 2016, the historic lows suggest that the global economy is in unchartered territory. Fortunately, we have recently seen small signs of recovery, with the oil price at the time of writing (September 2017) around $50 to the barrel. … Continue reading With the Oil Price Across the World Still Suppressed, What Impact Has This Had on the Global Economy, and More Specifically, the UAE