In the Globe and Mail I wrote an article about how to build a portfolio of low cost indexes. 

It was geared towards Canadians, but the premise is similar for those of any nationality – the only two differences would be these: 

  • when I suggested a Canadian stock index, you would use your home country stock index;
  • when I suggested a Canadian bond index, you would choose an international bond index (or a home country bond index if you can find one).

Please read the article here.