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Learn how you can save and invest quickly, cheaply and flexibly, so you can get on with living a fantastic life.

Saving requires a bit of discipline, which is much easier when you know why you are saving and how much you will need. Investing sounds complicated and an entire industry wants you to think it is. But investing sensibly can be very simple, especially in the age of global index funds.

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

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

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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💔 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: 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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