The Pros And Cons Of Savings Plans

The chances are that most expat readers have some form of savings plan. Savings can take the form of anything from that piggy bank you had when you were little (did anyone tell you about the interest you were losing?!) to life long contributions to a pension plan. The fact is, unless you are extremely […]

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Learning From Disasters

‘We never thought this could happen.’ These were not the words of an individual suddenly faced with perhaps a burned down house or a serious accident but those of many senior members of the US government in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina which devastated New Orleans and the surrounding area. While the authorities were well-prepared […]

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Look On The Bright Side But Look Both Ways

‘Always look on the bright side of life…’ as the song goes. Pretty good advice from the point of having a positive outlook on life but don’t throw caution to the wind, particularly in the field of personal finance. Being over-cautious on the other hand can mean going nowhere at all so one should aim […]

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If Bird Flu Hits Baliā€¦..

…..Will you be prepared?? Much has been said and written in recent months about the possibility of a human pandemic that could wipe out millions of people worldwide. Of course, it may never happen but if we are wise we will take a few basic precautions. I am not going to cover the medical and […]

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