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Would you like a guaranteed income in retirement?

Posted on December 28, 2009 at 7:27 0 Comments

The majority of people under the age of about 50 switch off when they see an article about pensions as they think it doesn't apply to them. In the case of Brits migrating to Australia, this is a BIG mistake. By taking a few simple steps before leaving the UK, migrants can qualify for a guaranteed income in retirement payable by the UK government.

The UK and Australia cancelled their Social Security agreement back in 2001. Many people see this as a bad thing, but I think it is… Continue

UK state pension - really valuable and really cheap for migrants

Posted on November 20, 2009 at 3:43 2 Comments

I am a qualified Chartered Tax Adviser and I came to Australia 2 years ago to work for a firm of accountants dealing with the pension issues affecting migrants from the UK. I found that when people leave the UK they are concerned about selling their house for the right price and getting a good exchange rate, but they don't really pay too much attention to any other financial issues. In my experience this is a big mistake.

Entitlement to the UK state pension is really valuable and by… Continue

Pre-migration planning can improve finances downunder

Posted on October 29, 2009 at 7:00 2 Comments

It’s tough for Brits migrating to Australia these days. What with the fall in the value of UK homes and the pound, the financial stresses of the move are far worse for migrants than a couple of years ago. So how about some good news for a change?

Did you know that if you’ve worked in the UK for more than 3 years but less than 30 years, you can continue to contribute towards the UK state pension even after you’ve left the UK?

Why would you want to do this, I hear you… Continue

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At 16:38 on June 10, 2014, Christopher Benson said…

Hello baby
My name is Christopher Benson,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately.I was born on 15th of April 1975,My father was originated from United State of America.and I grew up in LA.I am the only son and child of my family,i am here to find a woman in my life hope is you..?please get back to me on( think i like you.

At 18:16 on December 23, 2009, Nadine Myers said…
Thanks for adding me as a friend, Jackie! Merry Christmas to you!
At 22:23 on December 17, 2009, Steven Burnard said…
Many thanks Jackie, you have been most helpful. We will let you know how we get on. Regards Steve and Marcia
At 20:42 on December 10, 2009, Steven Burnard said…
Hi Jackie, although my wife and I are going to New Zealand, read your comments about the old age pension and paying to keep them going whilst in Australia. Do you know if this applies to people in New Zealand. If not do you know anyone that we will be able to contact to find out the info. Will very much appreciate if you could get back to me. Many thanks. Steve.
At 22:17 on October 29, 2009, keith edward millward said…
hi jackie,sorry i did not reply to the comment you asked, yes i have finnaly found work thankyou, working as a sub-contractor for my old firm. ( plumbing ). so now that i have sold my house i can start to re-plennish my funds for australia and hopefully get back on track for a deperture date of approx july/august 2010. ( hopefully )

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