One of the most important investment lessons – the power of Compound Interest

Here is the key message right up front: Small actions taken consistently over time can have a substantial impact. This is so important for anyone looking at their existing investment

5 reasons why expats are worried about outliving their pensions and 3 things to do about it

Retirement planning changes when you become an expat. Most of us have accrued pensions from our employers in our home country and often in the countries we are now living

What is Ethical Investing?

Do you want to make a difference to the world around you through your investments? It’s a request we receive more and more. How can I invest consciously? What does

2020 Happy New Year – How to achieve what is important to you

We wish you all a very happy and fulfilling New Year. What do you want to achieve in the 2020s? It is the time of year when we reflect on

If you are an Australian living in Europe and you still own property in Australia, you need to read this. Overseas owners of Australian property will lose capital gains tax

Happiness

It’s a good time of year to be writing about Happiness, but it is something that should perhaps take more priority all year round. This post is inspired by one

Financial awareness and the importance of financial literacy

We post articles each week on various aspects of life as an international or expat in Europe in relation to managing your investment, pensions and your money in general. We

5 Reasons why you should Invest in Financial Education

Financial education for many people is one of those things that is important but never urgent and there is always something better to do, even if that is the housework!

The Challenges for Americans living in Europe and Actions you can take

Since FATCA (The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ) came into force in 2010, it has impacted Americans and US connected persons living abroad significantly. FATCA requires all US Citizens

The Power of 5 Years

This post covers a concept that we speak about a lot with our clients and is one that can have a major impact on achieving your goals and creating a

12 lenders you’ve never heard of for British expats in Europe

For expats and internationals living in Europe that own or aspire to own property in the UK, there are lots of reasons to remain positive about property in the UK.

Why our understanding of Retirement is changing, especially for expats and what you need to do about it

The idea of retirement is changing and they way we will live into our senior years is undergoing a substantial social shift, right now, and right in front of us.

The 5 Key Factors You Need to Consider Before Investing

There are a number of factors to take into account whether you are planning and managing your investments yourself or getting professional advice. We consider five key factors when undertaking

Are you taking the right investment risk?

We have written about a number of aspects of risk and volatility in financial and investment management recently, including: managing unexpected events; how to act after something goes wrong; the

What to Do When Things Go Wrong

Slipped up? Wish the advice arrived sooner? We have written recently here about how to prepare for the unexpected and how to protect yourself from future upsets, but what if

Coping with Surprises

Sometimes, very rarely, everything goes exactly according to plan. Far more often, there are shocks to the system. Whether you find yourself away on holiday with the family and suddenly