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Retirement planning is easier in small chunks 5

Retirement planning is easier in small chunks

Thousands of Canadians crossed a milestone off their bucket lists on May 6, the day of the Bank of Montreal Vancouver Marathon. If you want to interrogate a slew of goal-setting maestros, there’s no better place. Take a masseuse down...

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Index Investing for Expatriates

It isn’t easy to find low cost investing options if you’re an overseas expatriate.  Opportunists from groups like Zurich International (Friends Provident) sell costly products to financially uneducated expats…because they can.  If you’re involved in an investment plan that penalizes...

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How To Become A Lazy Millionaire

My wife hates it when I claim I’m lazy.  But laziness can be a virtue.  I’m not like most people.  I want to spend more money, save less money, become financially free before most people and have a decent-sized bank...

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How to Get Rich

Daisy Chan, of Woman’s Day magazine, profiled me, along with two other people who turned a small amount of money into…more than a small amount. Self-made fortunes all begin the same way: with a good idea and some startup cash....

MOAR Than Dogs of the Dow 8

MOAR Than Dogs of the Dow

One of the most significant investment mentors I have is a guy named Michael O’Higgins.  Until last month, we had never met, despite the fact that he gave my book, Millionaire Teacher, a very kind pre-publication endorsement. O’Higgins was recently...

Fourteen Percent of America’s Millionaires are Teachers 5

Fourteen Percent of America’s Millionaires are Teachers

Last week, I wrote Why International Teaching Isn’t a Lucrative Gig.  I argued that the average stateside or Canadian school teacher has, upon retirement, far more wealth than the average international teacher.  Barron’s Business News might agree.  Here’s what Robin...

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Millionaire Teacher Guiding British Investors

First Published at www.savethestudent.org If you haven’t figured this out by now, let me share one of the most important things everybody should know: The world is full of people who would sell you toe nail clippings and magic cat...

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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...

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Retire in Paradise – On a Middle Class Salary

If you’re interested in a luxurious retirement option (without spending a fortune) this might interest you:  Retiree Don Tetley grew tired of trying to keep up with the Joneses when he was working. “Now,” he chuckles, “I get to be...

I Dislike Rising Stock Markets 4

I Dislike Rising Stock Markets

Every week, my wife and I stuff our grocery cart full of food from the local supermarket.  And obviously, it bothers us when the bill creeps upwards with the rising cost of food. My dislike for arising stock market, however,...

Mysteries and Lessons from Millionaire Central 5

Mysteries and Lessons from Millionaire Central

Per capita, Singapore has more millionaires than anywhere in the world.  The average Singaporean citizen earns $39,254 USD per year. Their median annual income, according to government reports, was just $26,000 in 2011. Yet according to the Guinness compilation of...

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