Articles written by:

Lisa Smith, BA (Hons), CeFA

Experienced journalist who specializes in expatriate financial matters and global finance news. Expat for over 20 years with my wonderful two children. An ex financial adviser, consultant, teacher and a writer and in my spare time I enjoy surfing. You can usually find me at the beach or in a cafe reading or writing. Currently doing a great deal of investigation, research and reading in to expat pension and retirement plans. Also researching into the South Africa Expat tax developments. I would love to hear your comments on any article I write, it really does fuel my passion for journalism 🙂

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What is a Ponzi scheme?

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Expat loses £100,000 tax case after holiday visit to UK

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Startup firms out to woo wealthy investors

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