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Knights in White Lycra

Knights in White Lyrca
Yes, the heading has absolutely nothing to do with personal financial planning, so I hope you will read on as it’s far more interesting! This month my article refers to a charity bicycle ride which an IFG colleague and myself are undertaking with 20 other Tokyo-based Expat business people between May 15th and 18th 2014. OGA for Aid, a Japan-registered NPO, has been involved in relief aid and recovery work in Minamisanriku since March 2011. OGA initially provided emergency supplies for survivors... [Read more]
11th Mar 2014
Announcements

UK Pensions – Application For Protection Of Your Lifetime Allowance

Financial Advice
If you are an expat with UK pension benefits who may be unlikely to return or you have significant existing UK pension provision, you may wish to take advantage of being able to freeze the current tax relief limit and save potentially thousands of pounds in eventual tax from pension pots in excess of the new lower limit. Under current UK legislation, there is a maximum value of GBP1.5million in UK pensions against which you can claim tax relief. This ceiling is due to be reduced from April 2014... [Read more]
4th Dec 2013
Financial Advice

3rd IFG Charity Futsal Tournament

3rd IFG Charity Futsal Tournament
A chilly November evening was the backdrop for the 3rd IFG Charity Futsal Cup at Miyamoto Futsal Park in Hibiya City. In spite of the challenging conditions, a good turnout of players, bench-warmers and vociferous supporters created a great atmosphere for the event. Eight teams entered the competition and after 3 hours of scintillating football wizardry, Wahl & Case contested the final against Nomura Securities. A suitably competitive final was edged by Wahl & Case who lifted the cup... [Read more]
29th Nov 2013
Announcements

Teaching Your Kids About Money

Kids learning about money
Instilling financial literacy into our kids is essential for their futures in the real world of careers, mortgages and stock markets. The average child receives very little education at school or college about personal money management and at home, many parents don’t talk to their kids about money because they don’t feel sufficiently confident in doing so. The majority of kids enter the workplace without ever learning about personal financial planning. Once kids can count, parents should start... [Read more]
29th Nov 2013
Financial Advice

Give your children the best start in life

Best Kid
It’s September and the kids are back at school. One of the most important financial planning issues parents contend with is their children’s education. Apart from buying property, education fees are one of the largest investments parents will ever make . For the privileged Expat, an employer may cover education costs but in an increasingly austere world, some of our clients have seen their subsidies reduced or even eliminated. Indeed, a more common approach we have seen recently is the employer... [Read more]
3rd Sep 2013
Financial Advice

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