Studies show that expat divorce rates are much higher than average. In addition, while divorce is complex at the best of times, for expats it can be even more challenging. For example, there is the matter of where to get divorced. In the country of residence or the home country? What happens if the 2 … Continue reading How to mitigate the financial impact of divorce
The formal definition of domicile is “the country that a person treats as their permanent home, or lives in and has a substantial connection with." However, domicile and residence are not the same. It is entirely possible to have lived in the same country for many years, even decades, and consider it your “home”, but … Continue reading I’m resident overseas, but where am I domiciled?
If you or your employer have contributed to a UK pension while you have been working overseas, then you may be eligible for an enhancement which could cut the amount of tax that you have to pay when you start drawing your pension. It is known as the "non-residence enhancement factor" and it reduces the … Continue reading What is the Non-Residence Enhancement Factor and how does it work?
How does inheritance tax work? A guide to the basics of IHT for UK expats.
Inheritance Tax is a 'voluntary' tax; there are many ways for expats to mitigate it. One of my favourites is to take out a life insurance policy written in trust.
Too many expats simply write off their State Pension entitlement. That is a mistake. This guide will help make sure that you take full advantage of the UK State Pension.
The political news has never been more polarised, exacerbated by 24 hour media. But, should you politics influence your own financial plans?
Businesses fail. Jobs don’t work out the way you hoped. Investments go awry. Life gets in the way of even the best financial plans, even for Robert de Niro.
As an expat, there are a number of options open to you when it comes to accessing your pension. It pays to know what you can and cannot do.
I've been following the GameStop (GME) story over the past week. I don't think that I have even seen anything like it in all of the years that I have been watching markets. The story has taken on a life of its own and as usual, when so many people are paying attention, there has … Continue reading Who gets left holding the bag? An investing lesson from GameStop