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Expat Investor : September 2008
EXPAT BOOKS The definitive expat money manual This book is essential reading THIS BOOK COULD SAVE YOU MANY THOUSANDS OF POUNDS. Expat Money shows you how to keep your finger on the financial pulse when living abroad, and make the most of your money whenever and wherever you want. Whether you’re leaving to work, to retire or buying a second home, Expat Money explains every aspect of money and how to manage it while away from the UK, including: • currency exchange • offshore banking and saving – how to spot the best buys • offshore mortgages • investment opportunities • insurance and health cover issues • expatriate non-resident status • how to deal with tax authorities both home and away Expat Money is the only available guide to expatriate finance. Don’t leave the UK without it! Hannah Beecham is one of the most experienced and longest serving journalists and editors in the expatriate finance sector. She was one of the founding members of the Financial Times magazine The International, and for eleven years was editor of Expat Investor and offshore finance editor of the International Express. Hannah is currently launching The Expat Channel, the first online TV channel dedicated exclusively to the worldwide British expatriate community. £8.99 PERSONAL FINANCE/ SELF-HELP Cover design by Rob Smith The Definitive Personal Finance Manual for Brits Abroad HANNAH BEECHAM & JOHN O’MAHONY EXP EXPAT MONEY for those thinking of moving abroad, either because of a job offer or the need to move the whole family to a new life, as well as those already expatriated from the UK who require some sound financial advice and practical pointers. At last, expats can pick up a book within whose covers the entire gamut of money management issues most relevant to them are explained. Hannah Beecham, Editor of Expat Investor for the past 11 years, has written down the essential financial issues affecting every British expat going abroad condensing her knowledge and experience into Expat Money: The Definitive Personal Finance Manual for Brits Abroad, published by Summersdale and available from all good bookshops as well as via online sellers, including Amazon. The book covers topics such as currency exchange, offshore banking and saving, offshore mortgages, investment opportunities, insurance and health cover issues, and expatriate non-resident tax status. Further chapters tackle subjects such as how to deal with tax authorities both home and away,how to set up local bank accounts in the country of residence, the importance of keeping your last Will and Testament up-to-date and how to recognise financial fraudsters, avoid scams and keep your personal identity safe. Five free copies to give away Expat Investor has five free copies to give away to readers on a first come, first served basis. Email Editor, Hannah Beecham at email@example.com, including your postal address. At the launch of Expat Money, Hannah Beecham said, “There’s no getting round the fact that if you are physically situated overseas, so, too, will be your wherewithal to live – whatever form that may take. This means expats must know before they depart how they will access their money whilst abroad and how they will manage their financial affairs to their best possible advantage. “Organising a new stream of money transmission facilities, attending to bills in different currencies, and learning the rudiments of a foreign taxation system, may not sound like a bundle of fun. “But unless your money follows you, unhindered by expensive exchange rates or impaled on foreign tax liabilities, you won’t be having much fun anyway, wherever you may be.” Expat Money: The Definitive Personal Finance Manual for Brits Abroad is the only available guide to expatriate finance, so don’t be abroad without it. Power, treachery,murder ... or how to run a nice little family business Family Wars is published byKogan Page, and these real family stories stretch your sensibilities with stories of power, treachery and even murder. If you thought Greek drama riveting, if Shakespeare’s tragedies kept you in thrall, if more recently you were under the spell of soaps such as ‘Dynasty’, then Kogan Page is convinced this is a book for you. Greed, power-lust, jealousy and treachery are only a few of the elements which sizzle in the many stories of family businesses told by the authors, Grant Gordon, Director General of the Institute for Family Business and Nigel Nicholson of London Business School. Grant E. Gordon is the Director General for the Institute for Family Business, the body that represents family businesses in the UK. He is a fifth generation member of William Grant & Sons, the renowned scotch whisky firm. And co-author, Nigel Nicholson, Professor of Organizational Behaviour at London Business School, is a leading thinker and writer on many fields of business and management, including leadership, behavioural risk in finance, executive development and family business. Some of the stories in the book are: ? The Guinness story – how the family insisted on holding tight to the reins of the business even after they lost touch and interest. This caused the fall of the Guinness dynasty. ? The Pathak story – a clash of civilizations emerged when the founder’s Westernised daughters challenged their mother’s decision to pass their shares to their brother. ? The Gucci story – power, treachery,murder – these are the words which summarise the rise and fall of the Gucci family empire. ? The Gallo wine story – how nepotism and siblings’ infighting led to life-sapping courtroom drama. ? The Redstone family story – the Redstones own one of the world’s greatest media empires, incorporating CBS and Viacom. A leader’s untrammelled willpower foreshadows family splits and alienation from the business. www.koganpage.com Real estate investors’ guide Which?, the UK’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) consumer watchdog magazine, has published an excellent guide for property investors. Called appropriately enough, Property Investor’s Handbook, this is an essential guide for both the would-be property buyer and the more experienced investor. The book covers a variety of topics including the importance of good planning and research, the investor’s attitude to risk, back-up plans should things go wrong and how to get the right professional advice. The book’s contents are both practical and straightforward. The chapters also examine the specific areas of property investment including: ? Building for profit ? Renovation ? Buy-to-let residential ? Property funds and syndicates ? Buying overseas ? Diversifying your portfolio Given the many risks involved in property investment, Property Investor’s Handbook attempts to guide investors through the maze, highlighting the pros and cons of each type of investment and offering advice for each step of the way. www.which.co.uk MORE INFORMATION? Enter the Fast Facts number into the Reader Reply Service coupon on page 20 or go to www.expatinvestor.com September 2008 ? EXPAT INVESTOR 13 EXPATEXP MONEY HANNAH BEECHAM & JOHN O’MAHONY
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