Retirement Planning

Financial wellbeing challenge: Retirement planning is essential if you don’t want to work into your 70s

Blackrock CEO, Larry Fink, has warned that retiring in your 60s may become impossible for the majority of workers. If you want to choose when and how to retire, retirement planning is the only way.   Retiring in your 60s: an impossible goal? People are living longer and the cost of living is rising. Both…

University Education Fees

Education fee planning: Advice for parents preparing to send their children to university in the UK

A UK-university education is highly regarded and many local and international families in Asia desire this for their children. But it’s not cheap and needs careful planning! We’ve put together this brief guide for parents preparing to send their children to university in the UK.   The UK: a study destination of choice around the…

Education Planning

A financial planning checklist for parents with children heading off to university

With exam season in full swing, many expatriate families in Asia will be preparing for their children to leave for university abroad in a few short months. Plan ahead with our handy financial planning checklist for parents of rookie undergraduates.   Planning ahead for university Going to university is a huge financial undertaking. Planning ahead…

Family Health Insurance

Financial planning for families: Cancer rates rising in under 50s. Is your family protected?

Cancer is a contemporary epidemic with one in two people predicted to develop the disease at some point in their lives. And rates are rising fastest in under 50s. How can you protect your family against the financial fallout of cancer?   Cancer rates rising in under 50s This week, Cancer Research UK highlighted the…

Teaching in Asia

How smart expatriate teachers in Vietnam can become millionaires!

You’re young, responsibility-free and living the life in Asia. Saving can wait, right? Well, actually, you might want to reconsider. We look at the BIG reason why saving now is the smart thing to do: compound interest.   Saving is boring… or is it? We’ve met a lot of teachers and most find the teaching…

Children. Teachers and Savings

The easy way for expatriate teachers to save and invest

If you’re serious about saving while teaching in Asia, you’ll need to ditch the low-interest bank savings accounts and embrace alternative investment options. If that sounds scary, there is a stress-free way to do it. We explain unit cost averaging and how Infinity can help you make the right investment decisions.   Investing for a…

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Financial wellbeing challenge – Why an emergency fund is a must-have

When you start saving, the first thing you should do is accumulate an emergency fund. We talk you through the why and how. What is an emergency fund? If you’ve ever lived hand-to-mouth, you’ll know just how stressful it is. The constant worry that an unexpected expense will arise to completely derail your finances is…

Compound interest

Financial wellbeing challenge: Compound interest: friend or foe?

If you’re a saver, compound interest is your friend, steadily boosting your savings over time. However, if you’re in debt, it is a formidable foe that can have a significant negative impact on your financial well-being. We take a look at how compound interest escalates debt.   Compound interest: savings booster or debt escalator We’ve…