Category Archive: Andrew’s Articles

Oct 01 2014

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Is Your International School’s Retirement Package As Strong As You Think?

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Janette accepts a job at an international school in China. She’s thrilled by the school’s retirement package. They match what she invests, up to an amount equaling 10 percent of her annual salary. In other words, if she were paid $50,000 per year and invested $5000, the school would pitch in an additional $5000. That’s …

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Sep 19 2014

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Crack The Cycle Of Poverty With No Effort Or Cost

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Imagine the government rounding up people. Those exceeding grade 8 educations, come this way. You wear glasses.  You must be smart.  Step forward please. Cambodia’s leader, Pol Pot, did this between 1975 and 1979.  His goal?  To eliminate the educated.  He viewed them as threats to his regime.  In just a few short years, genocide …

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Sep 18 2014

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Would Mini-Retirements Beat A Single Big One?

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Perhaps taking multiple short retirements is a lot better than saving up everything and enjoying one big one. I wrote about my thoughts at AssetBuilder. Image courtesy of pixabay.com Let me know what you think!

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Sep 09 2014

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Are Online Dating Sites Worth The Time And Money?

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My friends, Jean and David, married after meeting on eHarmony.   I mention them here, in my latest Assetbuilder article:  Image courtesy of pixabay.com Read My Article at AssetBuilder to Find Out More  

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Sep 07 2014

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Why Time Doesn’t Have To Accelerate With Age

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Have you ever marvelled at how time seems to race as we age? As I explore in this Assetbuilder article, it doesn’t have to be that way.    

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Aug 26 2014

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American Expatriate Investors: Recommended Products And Firms

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  If you’re an American expatriate, it’s essential that you avoid investing in actively managed mutual funds. In this article, I explain why buying index funds is better. I’ve also listed investment firms that can build you portfolios of indexed products. Image courtesy of pixabay.com

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Aug 20 2014

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How to deal with an uncertain market: Diversify, relax, rebalance, repeat

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The U.S. stock market has risen 47 per cent in less than two years. The international market is up more than 33 per cent and the Canadian index has risen about 25 per cent. If you’re adding money to the markets, you should be disappointed. I am. I prefer to see sinking markets. Image courtesy …

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Aug 20 2014

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The Long Way Home: Solo Woman Cyclist Bikes 20,000 Miles

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A few months ago, my wife and I were riding the 300-yard commute to the grocery store on our mountain bikes to pick up a carton of eggs. A woman on a fully loaded touring bicycle was a few yards ahead of us, so I stomped on the pedals to catch up. I’ll admit we’re …

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