Retirement Planning

Retiring Outside of Ireland with an Irish Pension

In 2018, research by Expatistan ranked Ireland as the country with the 7th highest cost of living in the world. It is for this reason that retirees that are under-funded – or even generously funded – seek out a lower cost of living by moving abroad. However, before moving abroad and drawing an income, it…

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The Need for Guardianship for your Children

For expats living in the UAE, knowing about guardianship and custody of your children is vital. To cover such a ‘what if’ situation means preparing for the loss of life in the family, and to ensure that the child will benefit the most in such a scenario. Guardianship rights are likely to be different to…

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Why real returns are crucial for retirement planning

Interest rates can be expressed in two ways, as nominal rates or real rates. The difference is that the nominal rate of return is the percentage change, whereas the real rate of return is the percentage change adjusted for changes in prices due to inflation or other external factors. This keeps the purchasing power of…

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How to make sure your wealth is passed on to your family

Often, HMRC becomes an additional beneficiary of your Will due to a lack of financial planning when organizing how your wealth is set up. For those with significant assets, this is an avoidable tax where your loved ones can be the true beneficiaries of your estate. Part of your estate can be passed on tax…

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January 10, 2018 PensionsRetirement Planning
Are You Fully Aware of the Death Benefits on Your UK Pension?

Knowing the type of personal pension that you have is key to understanding what will happen to your pension in the event of your death. The type of your scheme, as well as whether you have already begun to draw the pension, will determine what your partner, children and any other beneficiary will receive. In…

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November 12, 2017 Retirement Planningexpats
How is the UAE`s Ex-Pat Population Broken Down into Nationalities, and Does This Impact Companies Required to Provide End of Service Benefits

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…

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