Oct 26 2014

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The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing Book is Available Now

It’s Here at Amazon!

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Apr 25 2013

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International Teachers: Are you investing enough money?

To find out if you’re saving enough money, use my free, 13 minute seminar below:

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Nov 05 2012

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Calling Fee-Based Financial Advisors

I want to profile (and encourage business for) financial advisors acting as true fiduciaries to their clients.

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Oct 24 2011

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Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned at School

 

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Available from Kinokuniya Bookstore in Singapore
 

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Oct 29 2014

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How much money does a couple need to retire in Lake Chapala, Mexico?

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How much money do you need to retire in Lake Chapala, Mexico? If you’re earning Social Security benefits, the payments would likely be more than enough. 

But for my expatriate friends….assuming you earned just $500 per month (2015 equivalent) from Social Security and you sold 4% of a stock and bond market portfolio each year, here are some estimated investment portfolio sizes required, assuming inflation averages 3.5%:

If retiring in 2015, you would need $390,000. Those retiring in 2020 would need $463,197.

If retiring in 2025, you would shoot for at least $550,133. And those seeking retirement in 2030 would need about $653,386. 

It’s always better to shoot for more, of course. But aren’t these figures a lot lower than you thought?

Forgive me for linking to the same article twice.  But you can check out my article on Lake Chapala, for a few specifics on costs.  

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Oct 29 2014

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How Do Trimark’s Mutual Funds Stack Up?

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Some mutual funds perform like penguins in pigeon races.

If you’re stuck with a frosty portfolio, it may not be your adviser’s fault. Nor is it necessarily the fault of those running your mutual funds.

So whom can we blame?

High hidden fees are the usual suspects.

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Oct 28 2014

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Pensions On Steroids In Lake Chapala, Mexico

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Recently, I joined about a dozen retirees on a six-hour hike above Mexico’s Lake Chapala. 

John Burnett was one of them.  He had moved here from Dallas to retire, so I asked him why. “My friends back home ask me that all the time,” he said.  “And I wish I could just bring them here.  They would see how great it is.”

The Lake Chapala area includes a cluster of towns. Ajijic is the most popular for Americans. A sign on the main road lists its population at roughly 10,000.  The Lake Chapala Society, located in central Ajijic, has nearly 3000 members.  Most of them are foreigners. 

Since arriving here two weeks ago, I’ve asked dozens of retirees the same question.  What brought you here?  Most cite the weather. At 5000 feet above sea level, it’s never too hot.  And it’s never too cold.  The year-round temperature averages 72 degrees.

The locals are welcoming.  It’s safe.  And it’s cheap. 

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Oct 26 2014

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Are Low Investment Costs The Key For American Expats

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Jeri Hurd is a school librarian at the Western Academy of Beijing.

Last year, she wanted to invest some money. Her school introduced her to a European based investment company, The Alexander Beard Group.

But after sitting down with one of their advisors, she wondered if the fees were too high. Foreign investment firms cost a lot more than they do in the United States.

Investors with Alexander Beard pay a $500 start up fee.

Investors then pay a 5 percent sales commission. This means for every $1000 invested, you lose $50 right away.

Investors pay an additional 1.5 percent of their portfolio’s value each year.

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Oct 17 2014

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The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing Has Just Been Released On Kindle

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My new book, The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing is available for download now on Kindle.

I hope you enjoy it… and find it helpful!

Cheers, Andrew

The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing – Kindle Edition

P.S. Don’t forget to leave your review on Amazon!

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Oct 14 2014

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Can Amazon Keep Defying Warren Buffett’s Mantra?

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Amazon has beaten or knocked out nearly every heavyweight retail contender. 

Those still in the bookstore business (R.I.P. Borders) keep getting uppercuts to the chin. Investors in Amazon’s stock have made a fortune.  In the past 10 years, shareholders have gained nearly 720 percent.

Yet the company stands on wobbly legs.  That might sound crazy. 

Amazon sells a lot of stuff.  But it barely makes money.

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Oct 07 2014

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World’s Most Adventurous Couple Show Keys To Success

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“Do you guys want tea?” Julie asked, while holding her three-month old son, Oliver.

Her husband, Colin, was showing me designs he creates and sells for custom rowboats. 

I got off the floor and followed the couple into their living room. 

Julie and Colin are a bit like Clark Kent and Diana Prince (Wonder Woman’s alter ego).

At first glance, they look pretty normal: two young kids, nice home, white picket fence, Toyota Matrix in the driveway. 

But when you dig a little deeper…

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