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Wealth Creation

If you can afford it, then why not?

It’s good to have a reason to save. That’s because it means that you can match your investment strategy to your timeframe. If we’re saving enough for our retirement, our kids education and we’ve got money left, what then? Well then we’re looking at wealth creation. It’s saving without a definitive purpose. We may use the capital to enhance our retirement income or for something else.
 
All saving in itself is wealth creation. If we don’t have a specific reason to save then how does this effect the way that we invest? You may see this as money that you can afford to lose and take an aggressive approach. Though you may not be sure when you need to use the money, so want to be more conservative with your approach. Whatever you decide make sure that you have the right investment vehicle to get the outcome you want.
 

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Becoming an expat may have put you in the fortunate position of having surplus income. So once we’ve taken care of our other savings objectives we may have more leftover. What are you going to do with it?
 
We understand that there are places to visit, things to buy, good times to be had and they should be had. Though heading home in a better financial position is a priority for most expats. Though in reality for many expats this isn’t the case.
 
Even though you don’t have a definitive reason for investing it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have a plan. Think about what you want to achieve with this money. Also think about what is the likelihood of you wanting to use the money and when that might be. Figuring this out is important so that you know which investment platform fits the best.

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Whatever you decide here are some rules of thumb to apply when looking for a platform to invest through:
 
  • No upfront commissions.
  • No surrender penalties.
  • No initial contribution periods
  • Clear definable fee structure
  • Clear definable dealing fees
  • Make sure the fee structure meets your investment objectives. (e.g. if you plan on a buy and hold strategy then accounts with minimum trading volumes don’t make sense).
Apply these principle and you’ll get an account that works for you.

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Direct Expat has years of experience and knowledge of dealing with expats and their finances. We've published a clear and concise guide to help expats make the most of their money. It's yours free of charge when you sign up for Direct Expat's updates.

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