The status of an expat is more often than not an exciting experience but there are many wealth management mistakes that you can make if you do not take the cautionary measures. This article will introduce you to these mistakes in order to be able to avoid making them in the future:

* One mistake would be not to seek financial advice especially with matters that relate to managing your money when it needs to be connected to financial institutions or financial situations such as paying taxes or applying for loans.

* Another mistake would be to underestimate the costs for your living in the new country as an expat. It is important for this fact to thoroughly work out your budget that you have in this new country. This one is definitely different than the one you have got in your home country. The wealth management mistake can be in that of calculating these costs in the same way you did back home. The solution is to over calculate your living costs and consider that things are more expensive. This will help you have good surprises in regard to the overall costs in this new country.

* The next wealth management mistake as an expat would be to get carried away by the excitement that the new country offers. You may have the feeling that you are in holiday and for this fact spend more than normally. This mistake can be avoided by always keeping track of your budget and thus allowing yourself some escapades every once in a while within your budget.

* Not to learn more about the tax system in this new country. Many expats should avoid this wealth management mistake by always looking for qualified financial advice and get more knowledge on how to prepare for the tax levels. You should as such learn what exactly you need to pay when it comes to taxes and what deductions are there available in this financial area.

* Not announcing HMRC of your new status as an expat. This is valid for UK citizens as they need to notify HMRC of their change by filling out the P85 form and thus not being chased for taxes in two countries.

* One last mistake that you need to avoid as an expat is to forget checking whether the life insurance policy can cover you while being abroad. In order to avoid this mistake you should get professional advice and thus make sure that you get the right coverage in the new country.

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  1. Life cover is a key area and should be reviewed before leaving, existing policies do from time to time allow you to move with a limited time frame.

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