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News For Expatriate Canadians Investing in Singapore and SE Asia 132

News For Expatriate Canadians Investing in Singapore and SE Asia

Vanguard has released some cheap ETFs on the Toronto stock exchange which you could purchase through a DBS Vickers brokerage. I’ve outlined the process of...

My Story:  Leaving Canada to Become An Expatriate 0

My Story: Leaving Canada to Become An Expatriate

 Today the Globe and Mail published an article I wrote about leaving Canada, ten years ago, to teach at an international school in Singapore.  ...

Is Forex Trading Foolish? 3

Is Forex Trading Foolish?

Currency trading, if you believe the online promotional promise, is a way to a fast, easy fortune.  But it’s a gamble with pathetically low odds of...

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...

Why You Should Be Careful When Reading Investment Magazines 1

Why You Should Be Careful When Reading Investment Magazines

Financial magazines are great sources of entertainment, but often, schizophrenic sources of advice. Consider them sage money guides and you could end up questioning your...

Socrates and the Next Generation of Wealth 10

Socrates and the Next Generation of Wealth

To a teenager, 30 is old, 40 is ancient, and folks over 50 made stone arrowheads. Worse, the gap between older people and younger people...

Dare I suggest—How Much Money You Need for Happiness? 2

Dare I suggest—How Much Money You Need for Happiness?

Scott Burns is one of the world’s best personal finance writers. He’s the originator of the brilliant couch potato portfolio concept—showing how regular folk can...

$50,000 Per Year Could Cause Financial Misery 31

$50,000 Per Year Could Cause Financial Misery

If you make $50,000 a year, or less, you could be utterly miserable – thanks to your salary.  Seeing real poverty (like a Cambodian village...

Yahoo! Pushes Millionaire Teacher to Amazon’s Top Stock Market Book 7

Yahoo! Pushes Millionaire Teacher to Amazon’s Top Stock Market Book

The power of the internet never ceases to amaze me! My book, Millionaire Teacher is Amazon’s top ranked stock market book after this Woman’s Day magazine...

Facebook Buyers Deserve To Lose 4

Facebook Buyers Deserve To Lose

I received more questions from readers and friends about the (previously) pending Facebook IPO than any other investment topic…ever.  A disconcerting number of people wanted...

Ivy League Myths Uprooted 6

Ivy League Myths Uprooted

John had a stern, almost angry look on his face when he put up his hand. The Stanford bound high school senior is a student...

MOAR Than Dogs of the Dow II 7

MOAR Than Dogs of the Dow II

Many global investors today feel stuck having to choose the least of three evils. The United States is a heavily burdened lifeboat without a clear...

Millionaire Teacher Adds $29,000 to International Index 76

Millionaire Teacher Adds $29,000 to International Index

Investing money between 1989 and 2000 was such a disappointment because the markets kept rising. I started my investing (1989) in the middle of history’s...

Teaming Up For Financial Empowerment 1

Teaming Up For Financial Empowerment

One of the best things about writing Millionaire Teacher is seeing the legions of people who have read it and taken action.  I’m thrilled by...

Stack the Money Deck in Your Favour 7

Stack the Money Deck in Your Favour

Successful investing is about putting the odds in your favour.  But too often, we take ridiculous money risks without understanding what the real odds are....