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The Scientific Investor

Intelligent ideas to make you healthy, wealthy and wise.

Sam Instone

Sam Instone, Director at AES International, is passionate about positive change and ensuring international investors get better results.

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Lessons for every investor - from IKEA’s founder

By: Sam Instone
October 22nd, 2018

I’m always intrigued by stories of the world’s richest…

And how they built their wealth.

Have you heard about Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA?

There’s much to learn from his remarkable life…

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Financial Education | Investment | Financial Planning

Our top 5 financial videos

By: Sam Instone
October 18th, 2018

Many people prefer video over text.

Not only is it quicker to consume…

The information is also easier to retain.

So huge is video now, that YouTube has over a billion users…

Almost one-third of total Internet users.

Are you subscribed to our channel?

Here are our top 5 videos of all time…

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Financial Education | Financial Planning | Investment

Dirty tricks of the trade: how many have you fallen for?

By: Sam Instone
October 17th, 2018

Yesterday we spoke about whether you actually need a financial adviser.

Now, here are a few tricks of the trade to be wary of…

Have you fallen for any?

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Financial Planning | Investment | Pensions

Do you really need financial advice?

By: Sam Instone
October 16th, 2018

I’m often asked whether people actually need a financial adviser.

Strictly speaking, maybe not.

Let me explain...

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Financial Planning | Pensions | Investment

Retiring early in 1957 vs 2018

By: Sam Instone
October 11th, 2018

Piggy-backing off last week’s early retirement blog

I’m taking a trip down memory lane…

To see what early retirement was like back in the day.

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Financial Planning | Financial Education | Investment

How to stay a motivated investor: A scientific guide

By: Sam Instone
October 10th, 2018

What has Goldilocks got to do with motivation?

(No, this is not the opening line to a joke)

In fact, it’s an interesting theory linking degree of difficulty to motivation.

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Financial Planning | Investment | Financial Education

What’s harder than getting rich?

By: Sam Instone
October 9th, 2018

I once heard this joke.

“How do you make a million dollars?

Start with two million.”

It’s not quite as funny as it is true…

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Investment | Pensions | Financial Planning | Financial Education

Hoping for an early retirement? Here’s what you should know

By: Sam Instone
October 4th, 2018

It’s one of the hottest topics in the world of personal finance.

Some call it the holy grail.

And people are making hefty sacrifices for it…

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