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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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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!

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You can do it! A very concise guide to investing sensibly by yourself

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.

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The essential guide to low-cost funds and ETFs

This week, I explain how to invest with index funds and ETFs. There’s only space for 300-400 words, so this is probably the most concise guide I will ever produce. I had to leave a lot out, but what you’re getting here is exactly “the essentials”.

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What to do if your nest egg is locked up in a savings plan

Reader question – what to do if you find yourself trapped in a long-term savings plan.

Having invested into equity and bond funds over the last two years I can no longer put money regularly into my savings plan. I have some US$100,000 invested. What should I do?

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Expert opinion: is it safe yet to get a savings plan in the UAE?

This is a great article from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence featuring us and many other voices of reason in the UAE market. It discusses some of the problems with the selling of personal savings plans here and why there is reason for cautious optimism about the future.

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