How to mitigate the financial impact of divorce

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

I’m resident overseas, but where am I domiciled?

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?

What is the Non-Residence Enhancement Factor and how does it work?

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?

Who gets left holding the bag? An investing lesson from GameStop

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