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Learn how you can save and invest quickly, cheaply and flexibly. Invest like you’re dead, so you can get on with living a fantastic life.
The most successful long-term savers don’t touch their money once it’s invested. And out of everyone, the people who truly excel at doing nothing are the dead. So next time you worry about what the stock market is doing, think “What would a dead person do?”.
If you’re bored by personal finance books and numbed by numbers, this is the place for you.
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Blog: Simple investing
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”.
Blog: Saving - debt, income & expenses
Blog: Terrible savings plans (and how to avoid them)
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.
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.