Category: Americans

Singapore American Teacher Investment – Even Better Than It Looks 27

Singapore American Teacher Investment – Even Better Than It Looks

In September 2006, I created a hypothetical $200,000 portfolio for some expatriate American teachers at Singapore American School. To build this portfolio at Vanguard, investors would have had: No sales charges to pay No account maintenance fees to pay No...

How Expatriate Americans Can Utilize Raymond James Financial – Fairly 6

How Expatriate Americans Can Utilize Raymond James Financial – Fairly

One of the reasons I wrote my book, Millionaire Teacher, was to protect expatriate Americans from firms like Raymond James Financial.  The book became an international bestseller, spreading the message that most financial service firms were treating their clients like mushrooms—kept...

Why International Teaching Isn’t A Lucrative Gig 34

Why International Teaching Isn’t A Lucrative Gig

If you’re an international teacher at one of the world’s high paying private schools, you might initially think I’m a driveling fool for making a ludicrous claim. But here it is:  Most teachers at the world’s highest paying schools (such...

Tie Care, Raymond James and Zurich International’s Biggest Fear 16

Tie Care, Raymond James and Zurich International’s Biggest Fear

I’m pretty sure you can live on Coca Cola.  Yes, it’s bad for you.  But I think you could stop drinking just about everything else and sustain your hydration on sweet, sugary syrup water. You could even give it to...

American Funds Losing Ground To Education 3

American Funds Losing Ground To Education

A few years ago, a representative from a large international school in Asia asked me about a couple of specific investment fund sales providers.  Her teachers didn’t have pensions, and she was trying to choose a primary advisor for her...

Singapore American School Teachers Making Some Nice Profits 26

Singapore American School Teachers Making Some Nice Profits

On September 11, 2006 I spoke to a group of teachers at Singapore American School about investing.  I created a hypothetical account with $200,000, and I promised to track that account and report on its results. With no money added,...

Investing For Expatriate Americans in Singapore 19

Investing For Expatriate Americans in Singapore

When I was a kid, I had a red Ferrari.  It was about a foot long, remote controlled, and came with a cool set of pylons for me to practice weaving in and out of. I loved terrorizing our two...

American Expatriates—What Your Financial Advisor Probably Doesn’t Know 21

American Expatriates—What Your Financial Advisor Probably Doesn’t Know

If you’re an American expatriate, and you’ve been living overseas for some time, it’s likely that the vast majority of your investments will be in taxable accounts.  As a non resident, your ability to invest in a IRA (tax deferred...