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Publishing on 1st September – Issue 90

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Book Reviews for September by Susan Keefe

Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table, Book One (Champagne, Alsace, Lorraine, and Paris regions) (The Savoring the Olde Ways Series)

by Carole Bumpus

Carole Bumpus a retired family therapist and the author of this absorbing book has within its pages shared her abundance of experiences which she and her husband Winston enjoyed […]

Six tips for getting your pensions strategy right, first time

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

With so many options for UK pensions, it can be difficult to know what to do to achieve a financially secure retirement. The ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit and political volatility in the UK also raises questions about how long we can expect today’s opportunities for expatriates to […]

Seven things you need to consider when moving to France

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

Thinking of moving to France or buying a property here? Or perhaps you have recently arrived are still in the process of settling in. While foreign bureaucracy and tax legislation may seem off-putting, with early and careful planning you can prevent headaches and make the most of tax-efficient […]

Taking up residence in France?  Take advice early.

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

It is not difficult to appreciate why so many people fall in love with France and consider making it their home. There are, however, some tax and financial essentials you need to be aware of and plan for if you are to get the best out of living […]

The new UK tax year: What has and hasn’t changed?

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

The 2019/20 UK tax year ticked over on 6 April 2019, resetting thresholds and allowances for the next 12 months. We explore changes that may affect expatriates and what you can do to make the most of existing rules.

Personal tax

The amount of UK income you can […]

Susan Keefe’s Bookshelf for your June reading

Bloody Coffee by Michelle Dim-St. Pierre In this traumatic and sometimes heart-rending novel we meet a teenage girl called Leigh, whose world has been turned upside down when she discovers that the man she has always known as her father isn’t actually her biological father. This traumatic fact was not uncovered as you might […]

Llama Trekking and Glamping in the beautiful Pays de la Loire

By Susan Keefe

Where ever you live in the world news travels fast in small communities. Here in France the same is true, so when I heard that there were llamas in our little village owned by UK expats I just had to meet them and discover their story, and this is it…

On […]

Your reading for February from Susan Keefe

In Foreign Fields: How Not To Move To France

by Susie Kelly

A thoroughly entertaining read.

As a firm fan of Susie Kelly’s books about her adventures and experiences of living in rural France, I couldn’t resist downloading this, her latest book, and I am so happy that I did.

In it I discovered […]

Manish’s Zodiac Predictions for January

Capricorn (22 December – 19 January) – You have the chance this month to discover new or untapped resources on a financial level that can translate to a boost to your financial well-being. You are ready to put your newfound confidence “out there” for everyone to see. You feel more connected with your natural instincts […]