Category Archive: Americans

Oct 16 2012

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Singapore American Teacher Investment – Even Better Than It Looks

In September 2006, I created a hypothetical $200,000 portfolio for some expatriate American teachers at Singapore American School. To build this portfolio at Vanguard, investors would have had: No sales charges to pay No account maintenance fees to pay No redemption fees to withdraw money, should they choose to  The initial $200,000 went through one …

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Aug 26 2012

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Singapore American School Index Investors vs. American Funds

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In September 2006, I gave a seminar to teachers at Singapore American School, suggesting that they could thrash the investment returns of most professional investors (especially after taxes) if they built low cost portfolios of index funds. Creating a sample portfolio with a hypothetical $200,000, I promised to track the returns, while giving the attendees …

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Aug 02 2012

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How Expatriate Americans Can Utilize Raymond James Financial – Fairly

One of the reasons I wrote my book, Millionaire Teacher, was to protect expatriate Americans from firms like Raymond James Financial.  The book became an international bestseller, spreading the message that most financial service firms were treating their clients like mushrooms—kept in the dark and covered with… smelly stuff.  But expatriate Americans can use Raymond James …

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May 10 2012

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Why International Teaching Isn’t A Lucrative Gig

If you’re an international teacher at one of the world’s high paying private schools, you might initially think I’m a driveling fool for making a ludicrous claim. But here it is:  Most teachers at the world’s highest paying schools (such as Singapore American School, the International School of Bangkok, and Saudi Aramco) will eventually have …

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Feb 19 2012

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Tie Care, Raymond James and Zurich International’s Biggest Fear

I’m pretty sure you can live on Coca Cola.  Yes, it’s bad for you.  But I think you could stop drinking just about everything else and sustain your hydration on sweet, sugary syrup water. You could even give it to your children.  They’ll still grow taller as they age.  And they might even end up …

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Feb 16 2012

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American Funds Losing Ground To Education

A few years ago, a representative from a large international school in Asia asked me about a couple of specific investment fund sales providers.  Her teachers didn’t have pensions, and she was trying to choose a primary advisor for her school—whereby payroll deductions would be directed.   One of the salespeople they were considering as their …

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Jan 21 2012

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Singapore American School Teachers Making Some Nice Profits

On September 11, 2006 I spoke to a group of teachers at Singapore American School about investing.  I created a hypothetical account with $200,000, and I promised to track that account and report on its results. With no money added, that $200,000 account would be worth $250,549.25 by Friday, January 20, 2012 – gaining $50,549.25. …

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Oct 01 2011

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Investing For Expatriate Americans in Singapore

When I was a kid, I had a red Ferrari.  It was about a foot long, remote controlled, and came with a cool set of pylons for me to practice weaving in and out of. I loved terrorizing our two cats with it. Chasing tabbies all day took a toll on its battery consumption—so this …

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