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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Speeding through the different stages of Financial Independence

Through the darker, more difficult parts of the journey, the benefits of FI can help you pull through. Think of how much more time you will have to spend with family and friends. Think about what impact you can have on the world. That’s what Sebastien really cares about – it’s all very well amassing spare time and money, now what are you going to do with it?

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Don’t invest alone

Countless studies have shown that two people make better financial decisions than one, by offsetting each other’s unhelpful biases. Too much risk vs not enough risk. Too much spending vs too much miserable cash hoarding. Too much trust in a financial advisor vs healthy cynicism and reading of the small print. If you have a partner, do it together.

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

💔 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.

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

How To Invest After The Election

In case you think the US election is the only thing people are thinking about, you can also think about investing before/during/after the results! I never expected to write about investing during the results, but here we are.

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Blog: Troubleshooting & terrible savings plans

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5 reasons why you should never invest in a long-term offshore savings plan

Financial advisors are often trying to get expats to invest in long-term savings plans. They sound good in theory but 99% of the time they are completely inappropriate. You will probably either make unimpressive gains or lose money. So just say no and tell your friends to say no too. Here’s why. Almost no financial advisor on commission is going to tell you this, which is why I have to.

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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

 
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