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Investment

Proof that diversifying your investments is a no-brainer (PLUS two types of products to avoid like the plague)

By: Robin Powell
December 4th, 2019

Guest post from Robin Powell of The Evidence-Based Investor blog...

If there’s one thing that we’ve learned from more than 60 years of academic research...

It’s that diversifying your investments is a very good idea.

Not only does it reduce risk, but it can also improve your expected returns.

What’s more, it gives you a smoother ride towards your investment goals.

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

How to give your children a financial head start – in one easy step [Video]

By: Stuart Ritchie
December 2nd, 2019

One of the most important concepts for investors to grasp is compounding.

It’s the principle on which most great fortunes are built...

And it’s far more powerful than you might imagine.

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Investment

[TRUE STORY] This brave investor lost $39,000 and still managed to get back on his feet

By: Sam Instone
November 28th, 2019

Picture this...

You're enjoying some time outdoors and huge storm clouds start to appear, threatening to burst at any second.

Instinct would kick in, you'd pack up your things and run for shelter...

Right?

The thought of running into the storm wouldn't even cross your mind.

But what if I told you, it should?

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Investment | Financial Planning

Stop looking for patterns in the stock market [Video]

By: Stuart Ritchie
November 25th, 2019

Quit the stock market at the top and buy back in again at the bottom.

It sounds great doesn’t it?

But while the temptation to try to time the market is considerable...

The reality rarely lives up to the promise.

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Investment | Financial Planning

Finally! Researchers explain why we go out of our way to save on everyday expenses. [But not on big things like investments].

By: Robin Powell
November 21st, 2019

Guest post from Robin Powell of The Evidence-Based Investor blog...

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Investment | Pensions | Financial Planning

Retiring early in 1957 vs today

By: Sam Instone
November 20th, 2019

Piggy-backing off my previous early retirement blog

I’m taking a trip down memory lane to see what early retirement was like back in the day.

Want to see more?

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Investment | Financial Planning

The markets have returned 214% over 10 years. How has your portfolio performed?

By: Sam Instone
November 15th, 2019

One afternoon, I received a message from an investor on LinkedIn.

He was concerned that his portfolio wasn't performing.

He didn't understand why, considering his investments were "capital guaranteed" and "inflation beating".

Could he have been sold a typically risky investment?

One that you, as an expat investor, might have been sold too?

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Financial Planning

5 of the simplest, most tax-efficient ways to distribute wealth to your family

By: Stuart Ritchie
November 13th, 2019

I deal with a lot of investors who not only want help to grow and preserve their wealth...

But distribute it to their families too.

The latter part of financial planning is particularly important as family wealth can drastically decline across generations.

In fact, many family fortunes rarely make it to the third generation.

Which means your wealth most likely won't reach your grandchildren.

But that's only if you don't plan properly.

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