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Jun 21 2014

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Trick Question: What Performs Better Than Index Funds?

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Image courtesy of pixabay.com Few teachers upset their students on purpose. But I do it every semester. “Broad index funds comprise every stock in a given market,” I explain to my high-school personal finance class. “Nobody trades them. Actively managed funds, on the other hand, have managers at the helm, sniffing out the very best …

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Mar 13 2014

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Offshore Pension Investor Does The Impossible

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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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Feb 08 2014

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Offshore Pension Battle Petition

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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. …

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Jan 12 2014

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Looking For Expat Canadian Wanting Stable Returns

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, …

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Jan 11 2014

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Canadians Planning NOT to Retire In Canada?

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 …

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Nov 13 2013

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The Expatriate’s Guide To Investing

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 …

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Aug 30 2013

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Can Experts Predict The Stock Market’s Direction?

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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, …

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Jun 09 2013

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Winners of the Millionaire Teacher Ten Book Give-Away

 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.

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