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Sam Instone

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

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Investment | Financial Education

7 finance books that will completely change your life

By: Sam Instone
August 8th, 2019

Go to bed smarter than when you woke up.

That’s the Buffett formula.

The world’s greatest investor once gave students the following advice:

“Read 500 pages a day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest.”

Nice thought, isn’t it?

Here’s my list of finance books to help put this into action.

Ready?

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Investment | Financial Education

10 investing truths to live by

By: Sam Instone
July 26th, 2019

The Internet has made all of our lives easier.

In some ways, it’s made it harder.

With the vast expanse of information readily available…

It can feel impossible to decipher what’s right and wrong.

But investing is simple.

You just need to know these unchanging truths.   

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Financial Education

Your life = 28,835 days

By: Sam Instone
July 9th, 2019

I watched a powerful video over the weekend.

Watched by almost 8 million others - it’s just 2.44 mins long…

It sums up how important your time is.

And how the decisions you make…

(big and small)

Have a huge impact.

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Financial Planning | Financial Education

Am I going to be okay?

By: Sam Instone
July 4th, 2019

I recently overhead a client ask:

“Am I going to be okay?”

Like many of our clients, he was a ‘HENRY.’

High Earning Not Yet ‘Rich’.

OR at least not rich enough to have no money cares in the world.

He worries about having enough to see him through retirement and set his children up for their futures.

I wasn’t surprised to hear this…

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

Is hiring an adviser worth it? (Part 2)

By: Sam Instone
June 27th, 2019

In case you missed it.

This week I mentioned 4 key factors that either make an adviser ‘worth it’ or not.

Here’s the next set.

And surprisingly, they are all about YOU.

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

Is hiring an adviser worth it?

By: Sam Instone
June 25th, 2019

Another great question from a reader.

Let’s be honest, it’s what we’re all thinking.

It’s one of THE most important questions when it comes to financial advice.

So is hiring an adviser worth it?

My answer might surprise you.

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Investment

How checking performance daily will make you unhappy 50% of the time

By: Sam Instone
May 29th, 2019

Investors generally want two things from their adviser.

To maximise returns.

And achieve their life’s ambitions.

But most clients also want something else.

Something just as important.

And it directly impacts returns…

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Financial Education

Is it normal to fight with your spouse about money?

By: Sam Instone
May 16th, 2019

The second leading cause of divorce is…

MONEY!

Whether it’s asymmetric earnings or excessive spending habits…

Money problems are marriage killers.

What can be done to sort this out before it’s too late?

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