Its always a good idea to obtain financial advice when managing your finances, however when you move to the UAE, Australian expat financial planning becomes imperative. 

Atlas Wealth Management prides itself in delivering tailored expat financial planning services to Australians located not only in Dubai and Abu Dhabi but also to the other emirates in the UAE as well as GCC region including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain.

When you become an expat, it is very easy to get caught up in the lifestyle. Whether that is hiring domestic help, taking more holidays or living in a better house. Quite often you may find that the extra disposable income that you thought you may have gets used up very quickly and you don’t have anything tangible to show for it.

Expat financial planning enables you to get on the front foot and organise your finances. Not only will you gain peace of mind knowing how to navigate Australian expat tax matters but that you are taking the appropriate steps towards a stable financial future and you will have something to show for your time away apart from photos and great stories.

There are a number of events that provide a good opportunity to arrange for a financial plan to be conducted.

Examples of a change in financial circumstances can include

A change in career or position in the work force

Moving overseas and living in a new jurisdiction

Sale of a business or other investments

An inheritance

Examples of a change in personal circumstances can include

Moving from Australia to work overseas

Leaving a job overseas to return to work or retire in Australia

Having Children

Marriage or divorce

What Should You Be Aware of With Expat Financial Planning?

When obtaining a expat financial plan you need to ensure that it not only considers your status as an Australian expatriate offshore but also the medium and long term factors after you have returned back to Australia which is why you need a personalised Australian expat financial plan.

When you arrive in the UAE in a very short amount of time you will be on the cold call list of every Offshore IFA who will position themsevles as investment advisers however only hold a insurance license.  

Their agenda will be to get you to commit to opening a 10 year offshore savings bond for which they get paid a very large commission. These type of products have not been sold in Australia or the UK for the past 30 years so that will give you an idea of how bad they are.

At Atlas Wealth Management, we take into account not only your current circumstances as an expatriate but also your longer term aspirations and goals after you have repatriated back to Australia.

General Advice Disclaimer

The information provided on this website has been provided as general advice only. We have not considered your financial circumstances, needs or objectives and you should seek the assistance of your Atlas Wealth Management Authorised Representative before you make any decision regarding any products mentioned in this communication. Whilst all care has been taken in the preparation of this material, no warranty is given in respect of the information provided and accordingly neither Atlas Wealth Management nor its related entities, employees or agents shall be liable on any ground whatsoever with respect to decisions or actions taken as a result of you acting upon such information.

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