I've had many opportunities to share my thoughts on the idea of retiring early.
Just these past few weeks, newspapers, a radio station and a news channel reached out for a comment or two.
It seems to be a hot topic among expat investors.
Here's my take on the movement...
And how the principles can benefit anyone.
Over the years, many investors have reached out with concern...
Encouraged by certain financial firms or rogue 'advisers' to transfer their pensions.
Understandably, they've been confused and doubtful.
If you've been contacted or have any doubt about whether you should or shouldn't transfer...
I urge you to continue reading.
Understand the implications of transferring before you make any decision.
Remember, your life savings are at risk.
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Did you know...
If you fold a piece of paper 103 times it will be as thick as the entire universe?
Think about that for a second.
It's incomprehensible, isn't it?
Exponential growth is like a supernatural force.
And it can do more for your money than you'll ever be able to on your own...
On a recent flight back to Dubai, I got talking to an oil and gas professional named Neil.
After discovering I was in financial services, he was all too eager to share his own experiences with his 'adviser'.
They often met up for a round of golf.
In fact, his 'adviser' became part of his close circle of friends.
During the conversation, I kept biting my tongue.
After years of hearing them...
I knew how stories like these inevitably ended.
If you're nearing retirement, you probably have a lot on your mind.
What will you do with all that spare time?
How many holidays can you afford?
Will your money last, even if you live longer than expected?
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Last week a reader asked us about repatriating to the UK.
He was overwhelmed by the many financial considerations...
And sought a checklist to ensure he didn't miss anything.
Ensuring your finances are in order is one thing.
There are also many practical aspects of moving lock, stock and barrel back to Britain.
If you are in the same boat as our reader, this blog is for you.
Last week's blog was about the uncertainty of investing.
About the many aspects that are out of our control.
Yet, adversely, there are so many things you can control...
And they all begin and end with you.
A reader recently emailed us.
He was moving back to the UK in a few months...
And felt overwhelmed.
He wanted to know what he needed to plan for...
If he had taken everything into account...
If he had forgotten anything.
This one needs a blog of its own.
There's a lot to tackle.
But it's worth a read if you're considering moving back too...
Whether that's now or in the future.