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What are the different savings accounts in France?

Wondering what are the different savings accounts in France available for you?  Some are centrally controlled by the government and  offering very interesting benefits but under specific conditions. Therefore, it is important for you to understand the different options available before making a decision about which one to open.  In this blog, we will walk you […]

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What are the best stock brokers in France?

As an investor living in France, you may be wondering what are the best stock brokers in France to manage your local and international stocks. What is the criteria to select one?  We will share in this blog our own experience and analysis with key information to help you choosing the best for you.  Table of

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How to manage your personal budget in France?

How to manage your personal budget in France? Creating a budget is an essential part of managing your finances in France, even though it may seem daunting at first. Whether you’re an expat or a local, knowing how to manage your personal budget in France will help you stay on top of your expenses and

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These mistakes can cost you lots of money when living in France!

Planning to move or recently moved to France? Like any other country, you have to understand the local specificities to avoid making costly mistakes and losing money.  We will explain to you in this blog, based on our own experience, what you should look up when living in France. From simple practical day life mistakes,

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Ideas for financial New Year’s resolutions

A New Year is ahead of us and you might be looking for some ideas for financial New Year’s resolutions. This is the right time to assess achievements from previous year and set new targets. In this blog, we will try to inspire you with some ideas based on your financial maturity level. Let’s start!

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International Money Transfer in France: A simple guide for expats

If you’re planning on sending or receiving money in France, you’re in luck. As a major financial hub in Europe, there are numerous options available to you. In addition to the country’s four major banks, there are other safe and reliable services for international money transfers in France. In this article, we’ll cover everything you

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What is the social contribution CSG CRDS tax in France?

You may be wondering what is this social contribution CSG CRDS tax in France that is eroding your profits? From where is coming from? Why is variable? What’s the difference from income tax? Is this tax funding my pension?  We will try to cover all these points in this blog based in our understanding and

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Importance of compound interest to increase your wealth

What is the importance of compound interest? Why many financial analyst refers to it the secret sauce to increase wealth over time? Several financial ‘gurus’ has described it as their secret to become wealthy. Even Albert Einstein said: “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it; he who doesn’t,

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Buying real estate in France

How is buying real estate in France? What’s the process? Is it too complicated? Is it a good idea? Pitfalls to avoid? Taxes?  We will be sharing in the key points on this topic based in our experience while living as expats in France.  Table of Contents Buying or renting in real estate in France? Deciding whether

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Famous personal finance quotes explained

You may have heard many personal finance quotes that encapsulate wisdom and insights about money management but you may not necessarily how to put in practice in your daily life.  We will explain in this blog (based in our own knowledge) some tips to make the most out of this popular wisdom.  Table of Contents

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3 passive income ideas in France

Looking for passive income ideas while living in France? What’s is really passive income? Need to complement your monthly revenues in an effortless and easy manner? Let’s clarify first what is really passive income before sharing our top 3 preferred ideas.  Table of Contents Understanding passive income Passive vs active income Active Income: It is

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