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Taxes in Germany

Taxes in Germany

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If you're living in Germany long-term, you will be subject to file a German tax return. Let us guide you through the maze of taxes in Germany.

Opening a bank account in Germany

Opening a bank account in Germany

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To navigate Germany's banking system, we surveyed seven German banks to help you choose the right bank to open a bank account in Germany.

Insurance in Germany

Insurance in Germany

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If you live in Germany, there are a number of German insurances to consider to ensure you are adequately covered by insurance in Germany.

A guide to retiring in Germany

A guide to retiring in Germany

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Germany has a high quality of life for retired expats but retiring in Germany has several implications, from German health insurance to inheritance tax.

How to get a higher interest rate for your bank savings

How to get a higher interest rate for your bank savings

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Zero interest rates have a significant impact on people’s savings, pensions and investment yields. How can you act now to get the highest interest rate possible for your savings? [Contributed by Raisin]

Expat money matters: How to protect your cash

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Getting your finances in proper order before relocating overseas is vital to achieve happiness and be rid of any worries in your new home.

Financial independence

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You want to retire comfortably but how do you ensure a successful retirement? Financial education is the answer. [Contributed by Beacon Global Advisers]

The best ways to transfer money internationally

The best ways to transfer money internationally

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It is important to assess the costs and benefits of different transfer options to ensure you get the best deal on your international money transfers.

When a saver marries a spender, every penny counts

When a saver marries a spender, every penny counts

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Smart financial planning, asking the right questions and setting boundaries are key when you and your partner have different ideas on saving and spending. [Contributed by Beacon Global Advisers]

Taxes for businesses and self-employment in Germany

Taxes for businesses and self-employment in Germany

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Business owners and self-employed workers living in German need to register with the German tax authorities and file an annual German tax return.

Portable retirement planning for expats: a solution

Portable retirement planning for expats: a solution

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Expatica's financial expert Russell Hammond considers some of the issues and wider choices affecting expats in planning for their retirement abroad.

Portable retirement planning for expats: the challenges

Portable retirement planning for expats: the challenges

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Expatica's financial expert Russell Hammond explores the current issues facing European portable retirement planning.

Expat pension plans: How to make QROPS work for you

Expat pension plans: How to make QROPS work for you

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If you've gathered pensions from a number of countries and plan on retiring abroad, Expatica's pension expert Phil Loughton explains how to transfer your pension plans abroad.

Expat guide to offshore investment

Expat guide to offshore investment

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Overwhelmed by the number of offshore investment products? Expatica's expert Russell Hammond explains the basics for investing abroad and using offshore investments for portable retirement planning.

Changes to UK pensions 2014 – is QROPS still beneficial for expats?

Changes to UK pensions 2014 – is QROPS still beneficial for expats?

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Following changes to UK pension legislation in March 2014, financial expert Steven Grover discusses whether QROPS is still a beneficial option for expats living abroad.

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