fbpx

Blog & Articles

Join DeadSimpleSaving’s Expat Investing Academy program – learn everything you need to know A-Z to take control of your finances and never rely on others again. Plan, save and invest with confidence.

“Every attendee that I’ve spoken to has loved Steve’s course.” – Andrew Hallam, author of Millionaire Expat
“This course literally saved my marriage.” – Nisha, expat      “One of the highlights of my 2020.” – John, expat
“The best course on investing for expats. I sincerely recommend it to everyone.” – Elena, expat
“Incredibly helpful, this is exactly what I needed.” – Julia, expat

 

Latest Posts

Update on brokerage protection limits

Interactive Brokers is by far the cheapest brokerage for people living in developing countries. I use them myself (and I don’t have any further affiliation with them). They are large, well-capitalised and secure. The extra capital protects them against shocks, unlike Robinhood which had to scramble to raise money in January. But what would happen to your money if IB failed?

Read More »
space-invaders-gamestop-robinhood

Should GameStop & Bitcoin change our investing?

99.99% of the financial news should not change how you invest. Read it out of interest for what’s going on in the world, but don’t let it change your investment approach. Just don’t. It’s a slippery slope that leads to shiny object syndrome, FOMO and market timing, all of which will part you from your money. Let’s have a look at a couple of newsworthy events and see if they merit a reaction.

Read More »
credit card fraud expat

Card fraud – protect yourself now

As if we don’t have enough to worry about these days, card fraud cases have been growing rapidly in the past year. Whenever I see it mentioned on a facebook group, there are 20-30 other people joining in with their own stories of fear and frustration.

Don’t let this happen to you. Here are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself.

Read More »

Blog: Planning (mindset, current situation, future needs)

Make Your Life More Wonderful

I want to show you that you can have it both ways. You can have great riches amassed through the capitalist system (the stock market). And you can have a huge impact on your family, community and the world, by using your riches to become financially independent.

Read More »

Five ways to stop stressing about money

It isn’t money that will kill you but the stress around money. Even before the pandemic, expats had astonishing levels of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. These are to a great extent lifestyle diseases accelerated by stress and the unhealthy living that stress can encourage.

Read More »

Blog: Saving (income, expenses, debt, cash)

credit card fraud expat

Card fraud – protect yourself now

As if we don’t have enough to worry about these days, card fraud cases have been growing rapidly in the past year. Whenever I see it mentioned on a facebook group, there are 20-30 other people joining in with their own stories of fear and frustration.

Don’t let this happen to you. Here are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself.

Read More »

3 smart ways to survive January

What is the point of your life? Do you really exist to provide food and money for your partner and kids? Or to help the country you live in produce more aluminium? Or to sell more widgets to companies? No you don’t. You may find yourself doing these things, and that’s ok. But they have to be part of a broader purpose.

Read More »

💔 Love & Money

Can you really have love and money? Will your other half chew through all your cash? Money is the number one cause of breakups, but really it is poor communication about money. This post is about finding a balance in you relationships with the significant other and your money.

Read More »

Blog: Investing (funds, ETFs, brokers, currencies & transfers)

Update on brokerage protection limits

Interactive Brokers is by far the cheapest brokerage for people living in developing countries. I use them myself (and I don’t have any further affiliation with them). They are large, well-capitalised and secure. The extra capital protects them against shocks, unlike Robinhood which had to scramble to raise money in January. But what would happen to your money if IB failed?

Read More »
space-invaders-gamestop-robinhood

Should GameStop & Bitcoin change our investing?

99.99% of the financial news should not change how you invest. Read it out of interest for what’s going on in the world, but don’t let it change your investment approach. Just don’t. It’s a slippery slope that leads to shiny object syndrome, FOMO and market timing, all of which will part you from your money. Let’s have a look at a couple of newsworthy events and see if they merit a reaction.

Read More »

Blog: Troubleshooting & terrible savings plans

Scams

It’s so important to think about who you are going to trust to handle your money. Many of us like to think the best of people and companies, that they have our best interests at heart. It is painful to discover both dishonesty and incompetence out there.

Read More »

Join Our Community

Get our articles first – practical and memorable advice on saving your money and avoiding financial pitfalls.

Join DeadSimpleSaving’s Expat Investing Academy program – learn everything you need to know A-Z to take control of your finances and never rely on others again. Plan, save and invest with confidence.

“Every attendee that I’ve spoken to has loved Steve’s course.” – Andrew Hallam, author of Millionaire Expat
“This course literally saved my marriage.” – Nisha, expat      “One of the highlights of my 2020.” – John, expat
“The best course on investing for expats. I sincerely recommend it to everyone.” – Elena, expat
“Incredibly helpful, this is exactly what I needed.” – Julia, expat

 
{"cart_token":"","hash":"","cart_data":""}