The Roaring 20s Are Back Again

Will it be a time of great depression or great success? Find out Let us hope without a repeat of the 1929 Great Depression, although that would be 9 years away. So, what can we expect going into 2020 and the next decade? A recent study conducted by Schroders can throw a fair amount of

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The Panama Papers

What is the scandal about and should you watch the movie? The biggest leak in history. Fix your washing machine. I wonder how many may have taken the time to watch the recently released film The Laundromat by Steven Soderbergh? It was based on the biggest data leak ever known. The Laundromat tries to tell the

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Offshore versus Onshore

Weighing the best options when it comes to where to stash your cash The first thing most people do when moving into a new country is to look for a bank account that suits them and offers the services they require. For some, that requirement can be tricky to navigate. At the beginning of July, several

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Rookie to Rocky

Vietnam’s economy races ahead and there are no signs of stopping Vietnam may not be the last virgin territory in Southeast Asia. We can all agree that accolade probably belongs to Myanmar. So what is really going on in Vietnam and why is there such an attraction for business and the boom in the economy?

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Animals at home means better life

Dogs, cats, bunnies, hamsters, parrots, fishes, turtles… Those who have animals at home certainly know some of the benefits that living with another form of life involves and, in recent years, even several scientific research has confirmed the positive impact of having pets. Having a pet indeed would imply multiple benefits for human health, both

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Rules to Live (And Save) By

I’ve highlighted 10 easy financial planning principles to guide expats to their financial goals. Don’t downgrade your lifestyle when you retire. Aim to earn at least as much as you do now, adjusted for inflation We often find that folks are willing to compromise with future earnings and accept that they will earn less on a monthly basis when they retire. We believe

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Money On My Mind

Tips for saving money when starting your career in Southeast Asia Saving money is one of the major benefits of living and working in Southeast Asia—professionals in countries such as Vietnam are fortunate enough to earn high salaries, while benefiting from low cost of living at the same time. According an HSBC survey, expats in

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Real at Stake

Five perilous myths of property investment You will have heard term “safe as houses”—this is exactly how many people describe their attitudes towards property investing, believing that it’s the safest haven for their money and an appropriate platform to shelter long-term savings. Indeed, property can be a worthwhile investment. Owning a number of properties, mortgage free, in a robust market, with all your rentable space

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Die Another Day

Knowing the difference between term-life insurance and investment-linked insurance can protect your family’s future. I’m an expat living in Hanoi, Australian by birth, with a wife and two young kids. I’ve been thinking about what would happen to my family if I were to pass away as I do not have enough money saved up

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Saving Private Capital

Is private equity right for me? I am a UK citizen who has been living in Saigon for about 10 years. I have substantial savings generated from working as a c-suite executive for many years. My wealth manager often recommends that we invest our savings in publicly traded equities and related assets. I have been

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