WealthBar Offers Help To Canadian Expats In The Middle East

 

A few days ago, I spoke at the Hayat Universal Bilingual School in Doha, Qatar.  It follows a British Columbia teaching curriculum.  Most of its teachers are Canadian. 

WealthBar learned that I would be traveling to this school.  “Why don’t we offer your books to the Canadian teachers who work there?” asked WealthBar’s Neville Joanes.

WealthBar builds portfolios of low-cost index funds.  Most Canadian investment firms don’t offer services to expatriate Canadians.  But this one does. 

Their offer was generous and pretty savvy.  Since January, plenty of Canadian expats have signed on with WealthBar. 

 

When I arrived at the school, the books were already there.  I opened the boxes and put WealthBar’s sticker on every book.

I warmed up by playing a bit of table tennis with the teacher who organized my visit, Mohsin Omar. 

 

 

The school in Doha appeared to be run-down. But the teachers had a lot of spirit. They asked great questions and we enjoyed plenty of laughs.

 

 

I’ve been speaking at a different school or business every day. 

Most of them are British.  In many ways, I’ve become an international chameleon.  I was born in England, so I relate to the British.

I worked at an American school.  I write for an American firm, and my wife is American. 

But I grew up in Canada, so it was great to immerse myself with a group of easy-going Canadians. 

Thank you, WealthBar, for buying them these books.

Andrew Hallam

Andrew Hallam

I’m a financial columnist for Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, as well as for AssetBuilder, a financial service firm based in Texas. I’m also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (Wiley 2011) and The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat (Wiley 2015). My mission is to educate, motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and best practices for investing, using evidence-based strategies. I'm happy to comment on your questions. However, please read the Terms of Use.

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  1. toony says:

    This is fantastic news for Canadian expats!
    A great option for those not confident to diy portfolio or time-poor and just want someone to look after them without ripping them off!

    Just come back from Australia. Took the opportunity and managed to get a meeting with Stockspot (an Aussie Robo company). They are asking for more info on the expat investment environment – fingers x, they will also open up for Aus expats in the near future!!

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