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South African Expatriates Examining Exit Strategy

South Africans living abroad are understandably looking at their options in the light of proposed changes to rules regarding the taxation of retirement funds upon emigration in 2022 South African expatriates are already subject to a so-called ‘exit tax’ when they become resident abroad, but the National Treasury plans to introduce an additional tax on…

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International Self-Care Day: Reduce Stress With Sound Financial Planning

24th July is International Self-Care Day which promotes self-care as a vital foundation of health. Financial planning may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of self-care but we know that financial problems can take a huge toll on our mental and physical health. Getting your finances in order significantly…

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Think You Won’t Qualify For A UK State Pension? You Might Be Missing A Trick

If you are a British expat living overseas, and you have already paid some UK National Insurance contributions, you may be able to secure yourself a UK state pension, even if you don’t ever intend to return to the UK. Here’s how. The full UK state pension is currently £179.60 a week (2021-2022) which works…

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Five Financial Planning Challenges Faced By The LGBTQ+ Community

Members of the LGBTQ+ community are no strangers to overcoming hurdles. Whether it’s fighting discrimination in the workplace or demanding equal rights for same-sex couples, there is still a long way to go in many parts of the world to gain true equality for those who identify as LGBTQ+. And there is no shortage of…

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Want To Be A Millionaire? These Are The Long Term Financial Habits You Need To Adopt

Could you join the world’s 47 million millionaires? It is surprisingly doable if you adopt certain financial habits. 20th May is Be a Millionaire Day  which celebrates the idea of being a millionaire. Of course being a millionaire doesn’t quite have the cachet it once did – Wikipedia estimates that there are nearly 47 million…

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Working Into Your Seventies: Lifestyle Choice Or No Choice?

Recent figures show that record numbers of people in their seventies are continuing to work. Rest Less, a website which describes itself as a ‘digital community for the over 50s’ recently analysed figures from the UK’s Office for National Statistics and found that the number of over 70s in employment has risen by 135% over…