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All good things come to an end!

An expat package generally means that our kids get access to exceptional schools. Usually this is either paid for by our company or we get an allowance to pay it ourselves. Without exception this funding will stop. This is either at tertiary education or when our expat employment ends.
 
What this means is that at some point we are going to have to contribute towards our children education. How much depends your nationality and where they’re going to study.
 
One thing is for sure it isn’t getting any cheaper and it could end up costing $250,000.

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How this cost impacts on our day to day living is down to us and whether we plan fort or not.
 
We can fund these costs from our current income when we need to. This can have a big impact on our standard of living especially if we have more than one child at university. This means that we pay the full price and we’re not using our money to get a discount.
 
Another option is to make a provision as soon as soon as we can. The earlier that you can start the smaller the impact on your day to day life. As your invesments grows it reduces the amount that you have to pay for your kids education.
 
These savings can then be used to fund our children’s tertiary education costs. Drawing down what is necessary when needed whilst leaving the rest to flourish.
 
Finding a flexible investment solution is very important. You need something that can accept changes in contributions. Something that won’t burden you with paperwork and fees.

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a bank account won't work

Bank accounts just won’t cut it when it comes to education savings. The returns that are on offer are way behind the inflation rates. Education costs grow faster than almost any other sector on average over 7% per annum.
 
Start saving early enough and you’ll have time on your side. You’ll be able to take advantage of equity markets ideal for long term savings. That’s because you have higher growth potential and time. You also have dividend income which turbo charges your growth as you reinvest them.
 
Regular savings is the perfect way to save for future education fees. If markets fall you keep investing and you’ll be picking the bottom of the market. It’s just like a sale!

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