Divorcing? You need a financial adviser

As we wave goodbye to the force of nature that is Brangelina and the two heartthrob millionaires begin the painful process of unpicking their lives together and dividing up their vast fortune it seems timely to reflect upon how divorce can play havoc with your financial planning. When you are…

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Investment options for American expatriates

FATCA: what are the investment options for American expatriates? FATCA – the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act that was passed in the US in 2010 – has been playing havoc with the finances of American expats. It has become extremely difficult for US expats living abroad to invest, the reason…

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Why budgeting is key to your financial well-being

Hands up if your ideal evening involves studying your bank statements, working out whether your income is going to cover your outgoings and trying to balance your household books? No, me neither! While budgeting isn’t the most exciting of ways to spend your time, it is a necessary evil if…

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American expats: has FATCA made your life difficult?

The US government’s policy of taxing all US citizens, regardless of where they live, is almost unique (as far as I know, only Eritrea is the only other country which does it!). The draconian FATCA law which forces them to declare all overseas assets is extremely unpopular, not just with…

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