Image courtesy of pixabay.com We know that advisors love selling offshore pensions to expatriates. And why wouldn’t they? Commissions pay a killing. Purchasing such leaky buckets is much like a sentence term. There’s no bailing out—unless you’re willing to drown in penalties. One water-swallowing investor, however, has made his way to the shore. He accomplished […]
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Image courtesy of pixabay.com Imagine a financial advisor convincing you to buy an investment. You do so, based on fancy charts and promises. But they fail to tell you that by selling after a couple of years, the firm could abscond 80% of what you invested. Should that be legal? Of course not. […]
I’m looking for a Canadian expat who likes the idea of a portfolio that has gained nearly 10% per year over the past 40 years, with its worst performing year (1981) dropping just 4.9%. If I can write a paragraph about you before introducing this portfolio in my Global Expat’s Guide To Investing book, […]
I’m writing a chapter for my investment book, showing how portfolio allocations differ slightly for Canadians choosing not to repatriate. I’m just looking for a quote that would make the book a bit more interesting. For example: Lisa Pizza and her husband Joey plan to retire to Phuket. “We hate cold weather,” says Lisa, “and […]
I’m 30,000 words into my next book, The Expatriate’s Guide To Investing. At roughly 75,000 words, it’s going to be the same size as Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers. It deals a lot with planning how much money expatriates will need, and gives very specific, step by step instructions (with big fat pictures and arrows) explaining how […]
It makes sense that the world’s fastest growing economies produce the best stock returns. But what “makes sense” doesn’t always align with reality. Consider China for a moment. In my book, Millionaire Teacher, I provided a table (pg. 148) demonstrating that China’s GDP grew a staggering 9.61 percent annually between 1993 and 2008. By comparison, […]
Here are the contest winners! Steve White AlissaTim Gascoigne Neil LindholmRochelle LacsonJ.M.EugenieTomRachel GawithGeorge Theodoridis Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations to those who won.
I want to inspire ten young people to build wealth. For me, there’s no better way of doing that than giving away ten signed copies of my book, Millionaire Teacher. It’s no panacea, but I think you’ll enjoy its quirkiness and easy readability.