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Sam Instone

Sam Instone, CEO at AES International, is passionate about positive change and ensuring expat investors get the best results.

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Financial Education

5 ways to reduce stress and save money

By: Sam Instone
October 9th, 2017

[Estimated reading time: 3 minutes - read while eating an apple on your lunch break!]

Stress affects our bodies, thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

Left unchecked, it causes health problems…

Considering everyone worries about money[1], even children[2], alleviating financial stress will create positive change.

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Financial Planning

3 lessons from a reformed broker

By: Sam Instone
October 2nd, 2017

[Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 32 seconds - read while you procrastinate]

By definition[1] a reformed character is someone who becomes a much better person...

Ranked by Investopedia[2] as the most influential financial adviser in the US and with over 704,000 social media followers, it’s a term one man has made his own…

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Financial Planning

Don’t let procrastination kill your retirement

By: Sam Instone
September 25th, 2017

[Estimated reading time: 4 minutes]

When I was at university, I often burned the midnight oil, staying up late to write an essay or cram for an exam.

Back then, I had time to procrastinate!

Perhaps you can relate?

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Financial Planning

Should I lend money to my family?

By: Sam Instone
September 22nd, 2017

[Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 18 seconds - read while you have your car washed]

Our families require - and deserve - our love, time and attention…

But sometimes, they also demand more tangible things, like money!

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Investment

What is evidence-based investing anyway?

By: Sam Instone
September 1st, 2017

[Estimated reading time: 1 minute - read while you go up in the lift]

I’ve tried to explain evidence-based investing in a thousand different ways over the years…

And perhaps that’s just part of the problem – I’ve added complexity to something that couldn’t be simpler.

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Investment

Secrets of a self-interested industry laid bare: an enlightening interview with The Evidence-Based Investor

By: Sam Instone
August 28th, 2017

[Estimated reading time: 9 minutes, 57 seconds - while you eat your toast]

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What can a British journalist, who’s spent time reporting from Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, teach anyone about being a successful investor?

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Financial Education

Funny money: who says financial advice has to be boring!

By: Sam Instone
August 25th, 2017

[Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 24 seconds - read when you can't sleep at 3am]

Last night, my 6-year old son and I were discussing what he wants to be when he grows up.

Interestingly, he didn’t say: “I want to be a financial adviser!”

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Investment

Is now the time for expats to invest defensively?

By: Sam Instone
August 18th, 2017

[Estimated reading time: 2 minutes]

Equities have been rising almost uninterrupted in 2017.

In the year to date:

  • The S&P has advanced nearly 11%...*
  • The Dow has had 34 record finishes...**
  • And the FTSE recently enjoyed its best week.***

However, historically August and September are two of the worst months for investors.****

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