There are some questions about expat saving and investing that get asked again and again. Which is understandable – these are the things expats worry about AND can’t find the answers to easily.
Who would benefit from this post? Share here: Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on twitter Share on whatsapp Share on email Listen to Steve debating the trustworthiness of financial advisors… with the king of financial advisors. Recently the CFA Institute (which oversees the Chartered Financial Analyst qualification) released an interesting survey suggesting …
Here’s a complete overview of investing by yourself, from mindset to transaction fees. If you go it alone, you’re going to have to find some knowledge and discipline. It’s worth it though, to avoid the hidden fees and exit penalties in the plans sold by most UAE banks and financial advisors. It has never been easier to invest cheaply and effectively by yourself.
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.