Is There A Connection Between Financial Fitness and Physical Fitness?

I used to wonder whether there’s a connection between financial fitness and physical fitness.

After writing this story, I no longer wonder.

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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 (2nd Ed. Wiley 2017) 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, Privacy Policy and the Comments Policy.

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  1. Miki says:

    Andrew, who would you recommend for advice how to become expat , how to handle situation with banks , brokerage accounts ,USA credit cards since , once someone no longer has US address? So, technical info, rather then portfolio diversification ,
    Thanks,

    • Hi Miki,

      I’m going to assume you are an American. You should keep your U.S. bank accounts and U.S.credit cards when you become an expat. Make sure you keep your account with Vanguard open, if you have one. While abroad, you won’t be able to contribute to an IRA, unless you make an income that exceeds the foreign income exclusion, which is about $106,000 USD per year. You can open a bank account in your expat country when you get there, for day to day expenses. Send your income savings to the U.S. bank account, and from that account, transfer to Vanguard. Make sure you read my book as well. That’s it! Enjoy your expat journey. Here’s the link to the expat book: https://www.amazon.com/Millionaire-Expat-Wealth-Living-Overseas/dp/1119411890

      Cheers,
      Andrew

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