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- Andrew Hallam Jul 26, 10:28 AM
Anton, I should add this: to my knowledge, on aggregate, the brokerages that I mentioned in my book for non American expats are cheaper than...
- Andrew Hallam Jul 26, 9:57 AM
Anton, I prefer TD Direct International. With them (unlike with IB) I'll never have to worry about U.S. estate taxes. Cheers, Andrew
- Andrew Hallam Jul 26, 9:56 AM
Alisha, If you live in the United States, I recommend one of Vanguard's Target Date Retirement funds. I think the Target Retirement 2045 would suit...
- Andrew Hallam Jul 26, 9:54 AM
Hi Neil, When I speak to people who want to take socially responsible investing seriously, I usually suggest that they build a portfolio with 50...
- Neil Lloyd Jul 26, 7:32 AM
Andrew, my wife just returned from this conference with your book. It's a great read and we're looking to invest her TpT surplus here in...
- Alisha Jul 26, 3:54 AM
Hi Mr. Andrew, I read your book last summer and no longer have it. I wasn't ready to invest then, but now I am. My...
- Anton Jul 26, 2:30 AM
Hi Andrew My name is Anton, a Canadian working and living in South Korea. Wanted to add a bit to the story and talk about...
- David in Vietnam Jul 25, 4:23 PM
Don't worry, I contacted them and they have said they will add any which are not on the platform within 3 working days. Problem solved!
- David in Vietnam Jul 25, 11:05 AM
Hi Andrew, thanks for the speedy response. For some reason, when I search for the Global stock index, there is nothing in the Saxo listings...
- Tito Jul 24, 10:08 PM
Andrew, could you give us an example of couch potato portfolio with ETFs listed only in Euros? My portfolio is the one you recommend for...
- Patrick Jul 24, 9:05 PM
Thanks for that Andrew. That and Interactive Brokers' platform looks super complicated vs say Saxo or TD. Unfortunately, like Lucy I'm in Indonesia so I'm...
- Andrew Hallam Jul 24, 8:51 PM
Patrick, Interactive Brokers might cost your heirs money, in U.S. estate taxes, considering that the money is actually held in the United States, regardless of...
- Patrick Jul 24, 8:21 PM
Hi Lakmin I was about to go ahead with Saxo but I'm a bit concerned about their 0.12% custody fee per annum or a min...
- Joseph Jul 24, 8:17 PM
Got it, thanks
- Andrew Hallam Jul 24, 7:21 PM
Hi Bradley, If your ETFs are not domiciled in the United States, your heirs will not pay U.S. estate taxes. None of the ETFs listed...
- Andrew Hallam Jul 24, 7:17 PM
Joseph, The currency that the ETF is listed in makes no difference. If you are paid in Euros, you would buy ETFs in Euros only...
- Bradley Jul 24, 5:57 PM
Hi Andrew, I have read your books and really enjoyed them and totally buy into the principle. I have managed to bat off the various...
- Joseph Jul 24, 3:19 PM
I was just wondering that if I'm paid in IDR, am British but have no intent on retiring to to the UK should I open...
- Andrew Hallam Jul 24, 4:40 AM
David, Don't invest less than $3000 in a single ETF. Invest in the global stock index first. When you save up more money, add an...
- Andrew Hallam Jul 24, 4:38 AM
David, Here's what you could do: 40% Australian bond index 20% Australian stock index 40% Global stock index: https://www.blackrock.com/au/individual/products/283117/ishares-core-msci-world-all-cap-etf-fund The global stock index is split...
- Andrew Hallam Jul 24, 4:34 AM
Joseph, As I outlined in this article, the currency with which your ETFs are listed makes no difference. Andrew
- Andrew Hallam Jul 24, 4:32 AM
Hi Charlie, There's a very important rule of thumb: Buy insurance for investing purposes. Buy investments for investment purposes. Never mix the two, or you...
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