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Using The Investment Centre’s Funds For Your 401(k) And Portfolio Options For Non-American Teachers

  Picking funds for a 401(k) might seem like tricky work.    But if we combine The Investment Centre’s fund selections with statistical probabilities and behavioral science, the selections are much easier.   This article offers suggestions for Americans and...

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Millionaire Expat: How To Build Wealth Living Overseas

This is the second edition of my book, The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing (Wiley 2015).  Princeton’s legendary economics professor (Burton Malkiel) says this second edition is, “Wise investment advice delivered with clarity and humor.” When a publisher asks for...

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International Teachers: How To Best Use Raymond James

  International Teachers: How To Best Use Raymond James   Raymond James is a publicly traded company. Their international financial advisors aren’t fiduciaries. Advisors who hold to a fiduciary standard put their clients’ interests ahead of their personal interest. As...

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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. It’s extremely profitable for advisors to sell variable annuity products or actively managed mutual funds with sales commissions or deferred sales loads. But...

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Vanguard Canada Delivers Couch Potato ETFs

If you’re a Canadian, and you want a single ETF that operates like Vanguard USA’s Target Retirement Funds, Vanguard Canada has finally delivered. These cost 0.22% per year.1 They provide a full couch potato portfolio in one fund, with Canadian...

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Investment Tips For 2018

While the U.S. media focused on the rise of U.S. stocks in 2017, it was actually international stocks that gave U.S. stocks a thumping. U.S. stocks gained about 21.6 percent. International stocks gained 27.4 percent. But it’s now time to...

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How To Become A Millionaire Expat

  When an author writes a book, their publishing company often gives them a handful of personal copies for free. After that, authors have to buy their own books. For my new book, Millionaire Expat, I begged for 50 copies. Instead...

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