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Joy Aquino

Joy Aquino served as a Marketing Associate for AES International before relocating to Germany.

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Financial Education

7 financial lessons from Game of Thrones

By: Joy Aquino
April 26th, 2016

[Estimated time to read: 4 minutes]

Warning: This post is dark and full of twists

After months of agonizing, Game of Thrones is back…

Fans are gathering to their screens.

But who says we can only learn about politics, skilful scheming and emotional manipulation from Game of Thrones?

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Financial Education

Is offshore banking illegal? (5 myths busted)

By: Joy Aquino
April 6th, 2016

[Estimated time to read: 3 minutes or while you download an account opening form]

The world has been in a bit of a frenzy since the Panama Papers were leaked – thousands of confidential documents detailing offshore accounts published, with the secrets of some of the world’s richest exposed.

The media has been calling out politicians as corrupt and business tycoons as evaders of tax, and all this brings to mind a question that many people are asking:

Are offshore accounts illegal?

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Investment

3 ways to invest like a Jedi

By: Joy Aquino
December 28th, 2015

[Estimated time to read: 2 minutes]

We’ll let you in on a little secret.

Jedis don’t just exist in Star Wars.How to invest like a Jedi

You can be a Jedi investor, too.

And it doesn’t require a lightsabre...

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Financial Education

Top 5 blogs you may have missed this year

By: Joy Aquino
December 20th, 2015

Top 5 finance blogs[Estimated time to read: 2 minutes]

It’s almost the New Year, and we are all very excited to greet 2016 with a bang!

But before you light the fireworks, here’s a quick roundup of our most popular blogs from this year. We hope you didn’t miss any of them, but just in case, here they are for your reading pleasure.

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Financial Planning

Is your financial adviser a Jedi Master?

By: Joy Aquino
December 17th, 2015

[Estimated time to read: 2.5 minutes]

How Star Wars can help you with international investment advice!

Jedi vs Sith Lord Financial AdviserIt's here.

The new Star Wars movie.

Love it, hate it or ignore it.

But can you learn from it?

Can it make you rich?

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Financial Planning

5 things to do before the year ends

By: Joy Aquino
December 14th, 2015

[Estimated time to read: 3 minutes]

Have you made your list and checked it twice?

Year-end financial checklistThe clock is ticking, and 2016 is just around the corner. You still have a few months until the end of the financial year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get started early…  

Here are five things we recommend you do to end 2015 on with a bang.

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Financial Education

21 random (yet frugal) acts of Christmas kindness

By: Joy Aquino
December 7th, 2015

[Estimated time to read: 2 minutes]

Giving doesn’t necessarily have to cost money. A simple hello to an old friend or family member you haven’t made contact with in years can be more valuable than any tangible gift. To ramp up the holiday feel, here are 21 random acts of kindness you can do this season:

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Financial Education

7 things expats are tired of hearing!

By: Joy Aquino
November 24th, 2015

[Estimated time to read: 5.5 minutes]

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...no, life's not always a beach - even when you're at the beach...

Due to the positive response we received to a recent post about expat struggles - also known as first world problems - we thought we’d share some of the amusing things we as expats are tired of hearing!

We're pretty sure you can relate to at least 1 or 2 of these - if not all of them! 

Feel free to share your own in the comments section below.

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