Having children is one of the most important things you will do in your life, it’s also one of the most expensive! As an expat in most parts of the world school fees will be an unavoidable expense. You want to give your children the best start in life from primary age to university and we can help you achieve it without it getting in the way of the rest of your lifetime ambitions.
There is no getting away from it, educating your children abroad can be an expensive affair! You want the best for them but don’t forget about yourself. If you don’t start planning now there may come a time when that pot of money you have saved for your retirement is suddenly needed to cover the cost of education, meaning just as you can finally relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour you actually find yourself back at square one. Ask yourself how old you will be by the time your children start university, often overlooked but vitally important. Careful planning and preparation means you can have your retirement and the kids can have their education, talk to one of our advisors today.
Moving your family abroad is no mean fete, you will have had so much to consider already and securing the best for your children is high up the list! The good news is that we have been helping families just like you to plan for their children’s education for over 20 years. There are plenty of options for you to consider and we can help to ensure that saving for your children’s future doesn’t impact on the present. To talk about your options and get plans in place today simply give one of our advisors a call, wherever you are in the world we are right here with you.
If you don't qualify for 'Home Status', your children will be classified into tiers which determines how much you pay. There are NO limits to the charges universities can apply to 'overseas' students. Even if you are lucky enough to achieve 'Home Status', the fees remain far from cheap, leaving many students in debt before they even start work.
As an international worker, you will need a more flexible plan which allows multiple currencies and one that can adapt if you move. You may receive bonuses you would like to put towards your plan, but want to access if needed. There are numerous options.
It really depends on where you are living when your children go to university. Our plans always aim to make you as tax efficient as possible. We will help advise you through how to best make withdrawals. Between now and then, your savings will normally grow tax free through what is known as 'Gross Roll-up'
As an international worker, this is quite likely. Therefore all plans are designed to be portable and in some cases you can even change the currency part-way through if you get paid in Dollar rather Euro for example, or want to spend in a currency to better suit you.
At the moment it's not how much, but when. The cost of delaying by even a couple of years can considerably increase how much you need to save each month in the future. We can work out target funds, likely returns and cashflow forecasts with you.
There are a few factors which will decide this but you would normally plan to save up to the education start date of your youngest child. Most plans carry a minimum term of 5 years and a maximum of around 20 years.
“I have had the chance of working with Matthew over the past couple of years and he has always been readily accessible to discuss potential options across a range of financial services.
I look forward to a long and successful relationship with Guardian and have already recommended you to many colleagues. Once again, many thanks.”