Australian Expats

Top 10 Tips to Prepare For Your Expat Journey

Every year thousands of Australians decide to take the leap to leave Australia’s shores in search of opportunity and adventure as Australian expats. There are many popular expat destinations around the world for Australian expats including Singapore, Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, and China. While there has been a slowdown in the number

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New South Wales Stamp Duty Changes

Residential property is often a key element of investment portfolios for most Australians, and as the largest asset class in Australia, it’s easy to see why. Our love for brick and mortar exposure has remained strong for many years, and we don’t expect that this will change any time soon. This is also reflected in

Victoria Stamp Duty Changes for Investors & Homebuyers

The 2020 Victorian State Budget has been a positive one for homebuyers, providing many with an opportunity to get into the market earlier with changes to stamp duty. While Victoria has decided that they wouldn’t follow down the same path of New South Wales in transitioning away from stamp duty, they have announced that there

Top Tips for Setting AND Sticking to Your New Year’s Goals

The new year is upon us. A fresh start for us all, and we’re sure that many would be happy to wave goodbye to the year that has been 2020. This new year gives us all a chance to write down our New Year goals and map out how we’re going to make the most

8 Savings Hacks for Christmas

Tis’ the Season to be “Saving” and Not Debt the Halls. The time of year has come again, with festivities in the air, and a spring in your step as we get ready to enter the silly season. However, with greater uncertainty of what the New Year will bring, what we can be certain about

By |2020-12-16T07:25:26+08:00December 16th, 2020|Australian Expats, Budgeting, Cash Flow|0 Comments

How to Set SMART Financial Goals

­ With COVID-19 well upon us, it's important to set realistic financial goals and be SMART. To manage your money and plan for life after work is to get a sense of your goals. When things are uncertain, it’s more important than ever to have a baseline for what you want to achieve – to

Are You Saving More During The Pandemic

­Coronavirus has had a huge impact on our way of life, and how we spend our money is a big part of that.? Job losses and business closures have put many of us in unexpected situations and financial stress, however, many people are saving for the first time. Spending has been cut largely due to

SMSF Tips & Traps for Australian Expats

Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs) have been a popular structure for many Australians, however we’re often speaking with Australian expats wondering what to do with them now that they’re no longer residing in Australia. This is where it can start to get quite complicated, which is why this week we’re exploring the requirements for a Self-Managed

Australian Budget 2020 Wrap-Up

The Australian Federal Budget for 2020 was one of the most widely anticipated Budgets in recent history, particularly given these unprecedented times that we are all going through. It was clear that it would be a Budget focused on spending, jobs creation and getting Australia through this period. This week our team at Ally explores

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