Could You Spot An Investment Scam?

How to spot an investment scam

I prefer to believe that the majority of the people in this world are good and generally honest, but unfortunately there are still plenty of dishonest, thieving b*stards out there that want to take your money any which way they can. So you need to be careful when it comes to investing. There are a lot of investments sold to expats that are not scams per se, but are simply …

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How Are Financial Advisers Paid?

How are expat financial advisers paid?

If you are looking to use a financial adviser while you are working abroad, the first question you need to ask that expat adviser is: “How do you get paid?” It is crucial that you get a clear and unambiguous answer from the adviser and you need to understand exactly how they get paid for their services before committing to invest anything with them. This is because it is likely …

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Is Life Insurance a Waste of Money?

Is life insurance a waste of money?

The question about whether or not life insurance is worth the money comes up frequently during expat financial planning discussions. Some expats feel very strongly that buying life insurance is something that is just not worth it, while others (not just the insurance companies!) see it as the foundation of a good financial planning strategy. Here’s my take on it. . . . I’m going to start with a quote, …

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6 Super Tips To Save Money Easily & Effectively

Save money

Have you ever tried saving up for anything? It’s not always as easy as it’s cracked up to be, is it? Unless you’re super-disciplined and/or a ‘natural saver,’ even the most sincere intentions to regularly put aside a bit of money at the end of each month towards whatever goal you have in mind can easily go off the rails. And as an expat, living and working abroad, you’re likely …

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8 Things You Need To Know Before You Buy Life Insurance

What you need to know about life insurance

There are many different types of life insurance available – term, whole of life, variable, universal, endowment, investment-linked, to name a few. I am not going into the features and differences of each type in this post, so for now, I just need you to understand that there is more than one type of life insurance available. So, it’s no wonder that the process of buying life insurance can seem …

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