Smartphones and the cost of "Global Roaming"

Global roaming risks extortionate mobile phone data costs

Australia has one of the highest penetrations of smartphone users in the world and individuals going overseas risk extreme "budget shock" if they allow their phones to keep them automatically updated about the weather, news and sporting results, much less using them for web browsing, email and video viewing.

Buying a Car - Novated Leases for Expats

Using a novated lease to buy a car in Australia

There are very few places in Australia where you can "survive", particularly as a family, without a car. Unfortunately, they are an expensive necessity, and we find most Australian expats, migrants and temporary residents either buy a new or used car within weeks of arriving in Australia. Some arrange for the car to be available at the airport on their arrival!