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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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Top FAQs about expat saving and investing

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.

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The Unbiased Guide to Expat Investing

Discover how to invest in stock and bond funds (ETFs) as an expat – cheaply, quickly and sensibly. Maximise your saving power while you work abroad!

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.

Rescue Your Money

If a financial institution is holding onto your money for no clear reason, YOU NEED TO ACT FAST before the music stops.

Dealing with Dividends

When you invest in a global stock fund, many of the companies in the fund are generating dividends for you, so the fund pays an aggregated dividend for you. Same with a bond fund, the interest payments on the bonds are generating cash for you. What to do with these?

When Isaac Newton got FOMO and lost everything

How one of the smartest men of all time put most of his investments into one stock at the peak of a bubble and lost the equivalent of $20 million… Maybe he could calculate the movements of the planets but not the madness of the people.

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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