How To Protect Yourself From Currency Shock

Yes, HealthyWealthyExpat is back from a very long vacation. Looking back at my last post, I see that it has been about 18 months since I last sat down to dump some random thoughts from my cerebral cortex into the laptop. And while I’d love to take the time right now to reveal the various reasons for […]

Book Review: The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing

Andrew Hallam, the author of Millionaire Teacher, has just released his newest book, and it is written explicitly for expats. The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat is a must read for every expat wanting to take control of their financial future. Isn’t that ALL of us? I have been […]

Do You Pay Too Much Tax On Your Investment Gains?

The taxman cometh! No matter where you live in the world, you will be touched by the long arm of the tax authorities in some way. Yes, like us, you may be lucky enough to live in a country that does not levy tax on employment or business income, but there are plenty of other […]

Expat Property Investing 101: Why You Need A Good Property Manager

Would you like another layer of stress heaped onto what you already have from your normal work and life? Then buy a property in another country and attempt to manage it yourself. You are guaranteed to go nuts. If a Tenant Breaks a Window, Does Anybody Hear? Last month a tenant broke a large window […]

Expat Property Investing 101: What’s a REIT?

It’s a Real Estate Investment Trust, that’s what it is. Great, sir, thanks for the vocabulary lesson. Can we go home now? Oh no, not yet. The class just started! Here’s a Wikipedia definition for you: (REIT) /ˈriːt/ is a company that owns, and in most cases, operates income-producing real estate. REITs own many types […]

What’s An ETF?

So, HealthyWealthyExpat, what is this E – T – F acronym you’ve been alluding to in some of your recent posts anyway? And what’s that Stock Index ETF thingy you said you were buying for your kids a few weeks ago? It all sounds a bit complicated to me. And why would I want to […]

Why The Best Time to Invest is Always NOW

A few weeks ago I wrote about the untold riches I had uncovered hiding within the forgotten spreadsheets recording our daughters’ investments. Back then, I mentioned that I was planning on investing some of the cash that had built up in their accounts. I had targeted a couple of ETF index funds* that I thought […]

Investing For Our Kids: The Undeniable Power Of Time

They say that time heals all wounds. And when it comes to investing, it has incredible power to smooth out the bumps and produce healthy returns on your money – if you just give it a chance to work its magic. Just recently I was in a conversation with some friends at a party and […]

Expat Property Investing 101: Assemble Your Team

“Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.”   Brian Tracy Once you have determined the purpose of your property investment and thoroughly surveyed the possible risks to your investment in your target […]

Expat Property Investing 101: Survey The Risks

As we discussed in the first installment in this series, a property investment is likely to be one of the larger purchases you will make in your lifetime. Therefore, it only makes sense that you do a thorough survey of the possible risks to your precious investment BEFORE you commit that big lump sum in […]