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  • Cryptocurrency

Coined it in

Everything you wanted to know about Bitcoin but were afraid to ask

Are Bitcoins and cryptocurrencies suitable for my retirement portfolio? 

This is quite a loaded question, and the answer could be wildly subjective and would depend largely on how much you know about the asset class […]

By |December 21st, 2017|Business, Finance|0 Comments
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How to obtain special permits and licenses for your business

Starting a new business will always involve obtaining a set of special permits and licenses. These will allow you to perform the general business activity and any other particular and regulated activities, in compliance with the rules and regulations set […]

By |December 20th, 2017|Business|0 Comments
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Assisted Reproduction

Alternative options available in Vietnam for couples who want to be parents

Dear Antoine,
My boyfriend and I are over 30 now, and we think it is time to start a family. Unfortunately, we are not able to have our own babies therefore […]

By |December 10th, 2017|Business, Legal Ease|1 Comment
  • Saving Money

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 […]

By |November 12th, 2017|Money Talks|0 Comments
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The Golden Years

Visa requirements to retire in Vietnam
Dear Antoine, I’m a French retiree who had recently visited Vietnam as a tourist for three weeks and I’d really love to go back. I heard that in Thailand there is a special long-stay visa […]

By |November 12th, 2017|Legal Ease|0 Comments
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The Visa Vortex

Matching the many different types of visas with the right person

Dear Antoine, I’m looking to open a business in Vietnam in the next few months and wanted to discuss some of the ambiguous Vietnamese visa laws. Although the visa situation […]

By |October 12th, 2017|Business, Legal Ease|1 Comment
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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. […]

By |September 12th, 2017|Business, Money Talks|0 Comments
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Acquisition Conditions

We receive many questions from readers about setting up a business in Vietnam. The procedures for setting up a company often appear burdensome and, sometimes, discouraging for those with a ‘small-size’ project. However, an alternative is to purchase a pre-existing […]

By |August 28th, 2017|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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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 […]

By |August 9th, 2017|Business, Money Talks|0 Comments
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Ready, Set, Wait!

Before the movie becomes a blockbuster, there are numerous mountains of paperwork it has to jump over first

My wife and I are both European, she got a job in Ho Chi Minh City and this is the main reason I am […]

By |July 21st, 2017|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments