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  1. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    A bird in the hand may cost you a flock

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... rates but not buyer's stamp duty. On a HK$10 million property you save HK$1.5 million. In both cases you can claim allowances against rental income for property outgoings without detailed ... expensive. Full stamp duty and buyer's stamp duty are payable. The company owns the property and you own shares in the company. You pay to establish the company and for annual accounting, audit ...

  2. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Ask Melanie: How to avoid falling off your own fiscal cliff

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... or spending plan. Use a spreadsheet or Word document to list all monthly income and expenses. Tax payments, rent or mortgage repayments, utilities, domestic help, food and groceries, school fees, ... Begin with estimates to get you started then confirm actual spending against the last three to six months of bank and credit card statements. This will be a good indicator of fixed expenses ...

  3. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Back-up medical plan a popular choice

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... setback, this will make future cover difficult, or impossible, and certainly more expensive. The key is to lock in your current health status now so you are not excluded from cover later if your ... option is to arrange supplementary medical benefits cover alongside your employer scheme. This can be expensive but premiums can be cut if you agree to pay a minimum initial cost when getting ...

  4. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Rules shift on Australian pensions, assets

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... residents for transactions exceeding A$2.5 million. Third, if you're receiving positive rental income from Australian property, check out how to reduce tax on this by making a contribution ...

  5. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Prospect of property slump adds to risk

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... the property appreciates by the time you want to repay your loan. Finally, as you are buying overseas, if you are planning to use rental income from the offshore property to support your Hong Kong ...

  6. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Ask Melanie: When money isn't safe in houses

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... to melanie.nutbeam@hfs.com.hk What to do while I wait for the housing market to cool I have HK$4 million saved for the purchase of a rental property. As the housing market in Hong Kong is too hot now, I wish to defer ... in the housing market won't spare reit prices- increased reit borrowing costs, downturns in business sentiment, leases renegotiated at lower rentals and falls in dividend payments will all show up ...

  7. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Ask Melanie: How to maximise pleasure without emptying your pockets

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... to maximise pleasure without emptying your pockets Christmas and Lunar New Year are a blowout season for me: eating, drinking, presents, and an expensive pilgrimage to family overseas. My bonus has ... It's a useful mental tool to apply to your holiday spending. It can help ensure that you optimise pleasure while minimising financial pain. Make a quick list of your major holiday expenses ...

  8. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Swapping Hong Kong for the UK. An adviser here or there?

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... on investments, cost of investing, tax and drawdown on capital to meet unexpected expenses. Living costs may decline if you are less active in later life, but health costs may increase. Downsizing ... for future British residents are the cookie-cutter approach, but they are expensive and restrictive and may not fit your requirements, especially if your move is imminent. Try to find either ...

  9. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Break free from foreign tax shackles and embrace Hong Kong's low rate

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... year, and budget for supporting cash and tax flows, especially on rented properties. Once you are clear of other jurisdictions, Hong Kong is refreshing. Sure, accommodation is expensive, but you ...

  10. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Consider all the angles when preparing a will

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... be prepared quickly for a few thousand dollars. Guardians can also be appointed under a will. This is more expensive but it prompts consideration of how the guardians will pay for your children's ...




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