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  • Apr 21, 2014
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Rising property values have increased our equity in our Hong Kong home. We are thinking of increasing our current home mortgage to buy a property in Britain or Canada. We are in our mid-50s and...

20 May 2013 - 4:18am

I'm buying a Hong Kong residential property. Should I buy it in my own name or through a company and trust arrangement?

29 Apr 2013 - 3:59am

We arrived in Hong Kong a few months ago. My partner's initial contract is for two years with another two likely after that. Do you have any personal finance tips for us, or comments on pitfalls...

25 Mar 2013 - 3:30am

My husband and I have owned our flat here for more than 35 years. For succession planning, we would like to add the names of our two children (living and working abroad) to the title deeds of the...

25 Feb 2013 - 2:14am

We plan to retire to Australia in five to 10 years. Should we transfer our monthly surplus to an Australian superannuation fund so we don't pay as much tax when we're there?

4 Feb 2013 - 4:33am

How do you write a will?

A will aims to honour your final wishes. Those wishes usually cover to whom you pass your assets, who is responsible for ensuring this happens and how your remains...

14 Jan 2013 - 7:46am

Opinion

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 51%
  • No: 49%
19 Apr 2014
  • Yes
  • No
Total number of votes recorded: 461

I'm determined to get on top of my finances in 2013. Where should I start?

17 Dec 2012 - 5:30am

Christmas and Lunar New Year are a blowout season for me: eating, drinking, presents, and an expensive pilgrimage to family overseas. My bonus has paid off overindulgence in previous years, but...

10 Dec 2012 - 2:28am

Is it really worth insuring my home contents?

3 Dec 2012 - 4:26am

My investment portfolio already covers shares, bonds and property, and I'm ready to add something a bit different. What are your thoughts, for a beginner, on investing in collectable postage...

26 Nov 2012 - 2:17am

What's the best way to cover my Hong Kong tax bills due in January and April? Should I get a tax loan as interest rates are low at the moment?

12 Nov 2012 - 2:31am

I save regularly into an investment portfolio managed by my adviser and am happy with that. I'm 45, and this portfolio will be my only source of income in retirement. I could add a bit more each...

5 Nov 2012 - 3:25am

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 the purchase for about six to eight months. Where should I park...

29 Oct 2012 - 2:22am

My wife and I have lived in Hong Kong for a long time and now plan to stay. I'm 61 and drawing a pension. My wife is 54 and wants to work to 65. We easily save HK$44,000 per month. We've got HK$5....

22 Oct 2012 - 1:54am

My wife and I will retire in a couple of years and will live off investments worth about HK$10 million.

15 Oct 2012 - 1:10pm

Should I switch my Hong Kong dollar savings to Australian, or New Zealand, dollar term deposits to get better returns?

1 Oct 2012 - 4:09am

How do I know if I’m saving enough for retirement?

24 Sep 2012 - 1:25am

I hate seeing the value of my investments drop, so I've been keeping my money in cash. Is that a good strategy given there's still so much uncertainty around?

17 Sep 2012 - 3:26pm

I want to ensure my family is looked after if I die. Should my life insurance policy include a savings plan or should I keep this separate?        

Insurance policies that combine death...

17 Sep 2012 - 3:27pm

I’M NOT EARNING ANYTHING ON MY MONEY IN THE BANK.  SHOULD I PAY DOWN PART OF MY HONG KONG HOME MORTGAGE?

17 Sep 2012 - 3:28pm
 

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