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Moving to UK Workshop: Sun 3 July, live online + Q&A

If you are thinking of moving to the UK in the next couple of years, learn what you must do in advance pre-move and then get right post-move to avoid very expensive mistakes and tax problems.

Interactive Brokers Workshop: Mon 11 July eve, live online + Q&A

IB is a fantastic platform for expats – low-cost and effective. Rather than spending hours trying to figure it out for yourself, let Tuan & I show you how to apply, transfer money in & out, buy your funds, and manage your portfolio via laptop and mobile.

“It was extremely informative and equipped me with a lot of useful knowledge. As a newbie to investing with IB, I feel 100% more confident now! It was all explained in simple terms that anybody can understand.”

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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.

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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)

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?

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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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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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Moving to UK Workshop: Sun 3 July, live online + Q&A

If you are thinking of moving to the UK in the next couple of years, learn what you must do in advance pre-move and then get right post-move to avoid very expensive mistakes and tax problems.

Interactive Brokers Workshop: Mon 11 July eve, live online + Q&A

IB is a fantastic platform for expats – low-cost and effective. Rather than spending hours trying to figure it out for yourself, let Tuan & I show you how to apply, transfer money in & out, buy your funds, and manage your portfolio via laptop and mobile.

“It was extremely informative and equipped me with a lot of useful knowledge. As a newbie to investing with IB, I feel 100% more confident now! It was all explained in simple terms that anybody can understand.”