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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 | Financial Planning | Financial Education

How the ground-breaking technology of Dimensional Funds is the future of investing

By: Sam Instone
November 6th, 2019

Science has changed every aspect of our lives...

Including how we communicate, travel, shop and even invest.

And the technology keeps improving.

In the financial world, those who don't keep up, often fall behind.

And sell their clients short.

Here's why.

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No, structured products are NOT a good idea and yet expat investors are still being sold them

By: Stuart Ritchie
November 3rd, 2019

If you follow me on social media or keep up with my blogs...

You'll know I often talk about the dangers of structured products.

My stance frequently riles up investors and financial advisers who "firmly believe" in their benefits.

But these people are wrong.

The risks that come with structured products far outweigh their benefits.

Let me explain...

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

4 of the most burning questions we're asked every single day

By: Stuart Ritchie
October 24th, 2019

We all know there's a lot of uncertainty in the world.

Events like Brexit and the US-China trade war have affected economies and markets which, in turn, have created panicked investors.

Almost daily, we're asked the same questions.

In case, you have similar concerns of your own...

Here are the answers to help put your mind at ease.

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5 harsh truths about your expat lifestyle that are standing in the way of your future

By: Stuart Ritchie
October 23rd, 2019

Expats are saving less this year.

According to a recent survey...

49% of expats in the UAE save 5% or less of their salaries.

Only 16% have set retirement planning as a financial priority.

This is not unique to the UAE only.

Expats around the world are finding that despite higher salaries...

It's becoming harder to put their hard-earned money away.

Here's why...

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Investment | Pensions | Financial Education

How will a no-deal Brexit affect my UK investments as an expat?

By: Stuart Ritchie
October 15th, 2019

Brexit has everyone in a tailspin.

UK nationals living in other countries feel especially vulnerable. 

The uncertainty regarding their futures…

Not to mention UK pensions and investments…

Hangs heavy over them.

Sound familiar?

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This Harvard expert shares the secret to living richly (and it's the simplest thing you'll see today)

By: Sam Instone
October 3rd, 2019

A few years ago, a U.S. Admiral delivered one of the most inspiring speeches of the decade.

He shared the important lessons he learned in the navy and one which he believed is most important... 

Making your bed.

His message spread like wildfire and it's something that still resonates with me today...

Here's why.

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The most powerful tool ever for your finances (and how you can use it today)

By: Sam Instone
September 24th, 2019

[Estimated time to read: 4 minutes]

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...

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