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Mountains Meet Lake


The Financial Expat Coach

I take the stress out of preparing you financially for the expected as well as the unexpected and set you up for a brighter future.




With more and more people moving abroad for work or out of choice it can be very difficult to get ‘good advice’ and support with regard to matters which concern you.


My life has put me in the fortunate position where I have gained so many experiences which I know have been and continue to be very valuable to others.


These experiences are both emotional, business and understanding what is required to being happy and making the most of your time in many different environments. 

With over 30+ years in the industry, founding a growing, independent and international company, The Astra Group, and having a diverse group of clients that I work with on a daily basis; I know that there is something that I can do to ensure you're in the best possible financial situation. 

Planning your personal and family finances is not easy in our busy and complicated world and for an expat, these issues can seem almost impossible to manage. Often, this is the last thing on your list of priorities, but unfortunately burying your head in the sand will only prolong the decision and may lead to serious problems down the road.


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Professional Man


I met James in Manila where he befriended me all in the name of a game of squash! He unselfishly made it possible to play and we enjoyed many a game and conversation. Over time his knowledge and experience came to the fore and without any pressure he offered to help.


His knowledge and understanding of the expat community and multi-national tax situations quickly became obvious and the trust he quickly built helped me secure what I think will be a brighter more secure long term retirement future. I cannot speak highly enough of him and his team and would happily recommend James and the Astraasia team

Deserted Beach

Financial Coaching

I will assist you in planning arrangements of your financial affairs, such as savings, retirement provisions, tax treatment & wills, investing in both long and short term goals.

Expat Coaching

I will help identify your goals and develop them into an action plan to achieve them. Let's maximise your full potential and reach your desired goals.

The Process

The Process


Step 1

Initial free 15 minute online Call


Step 2

45 minute in depth about your personal / financial situation


Step 3

Subsequent 45 minute discussion covering goals and plans 


Step 4

Ongoing regular calls and follow up as required 

Who Is James Hartland?

He is an Expat Life & Financial Coach with over 30 years of experience in the industry, the Founder of The Astra Group, a financial advisory company, President of The CISI NAC for The Philippines and an important member of The Society Of Will Writers & STEP.

James helps expats all over the world not only survive.. but THRIVE in this 'new normal.'

His clients say 'Surprisingly, being so in depth with knowledge, he is humble in nature and is easy to talk to.'

Above all, he is a father, a mentor, a boss, a life enthusiast and an adventure seeker, a global nomad and expat.

He is best known by his family and friends as 'Action Man'


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