IRA Contribution Limits 2018

8 Questions Most American Expats Should Ask Every Year About IRAs and Retirement Savings

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In the US, many employees have 401(k) plans that automatically deduct a significant portion of their salaries into a tax-advantaged retirement account. ¬†Many 401(k) plans only allow these savings to be invested in a limited selection of mutual funds, and some 401(k) plans only offer expensive, poorly performing funds rather than low-cost index funds or […]

Funding your 2016 and 2017 IRA now and automatically – the #MillionDollarDifference

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There are still two more months before the April 16th, 2017 deadline to make a 2016 contribution to your Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) account, and whether you open one with GFM or continue with your existing provider I will usually encourage you to “just do it” if you have qualified earned income. ¬†I have separate […]

Feb 28th Event on US Retirement Savings and College Planning from Hong Kong

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We are pleased to announce our first joint event with Chris Chang of American Pacific Tax, where we discuss the investing and tax sides of real estate and the differences between buying a physical property vs listed real estate investment trusts (REITs). Registration is now open on Eventbrite.

Your Financial Life in Hong Kong, Part 4: Saving for Retirement and US College Education from Abroad

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This is part 4 in my 8-part guide to your financial life in Hong Kong. It is mostly intended for foreigners (especially US citizens or green card holders) living in or moving to Hong Kong looking to better understand “the system” and better manage their money both in and outside of Hong Kong.¬† This one […]

The simplest retirement calculation in the world (that actually works)

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Financial websites contain scores¬†of “retirement calculators” which allow you to input a variety of assumptions and calculate when you may be able to live off your savings without working again, depending on how much you save, how much income you need in retirement, and of course what the rate of return on your investments is. […]

How high-earning expats save US$2,000/year through an IRA deduction many US residents can't take

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High-earning US citizens and green card holders living and working in low-tax jurisdictions like Hong Kong or Singapore often send substantial US tax payments back to the US, often annually or quarterly. ¬†While Americans living and working outside the United States can benefit from the foreign earned income exclusion, foreign housing exclusion, and foreign tax […]

Financial Planning Service Package

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GFM Asset Management runs discretionary, separately managed portfolios of stocks, bonds, and currencies for individual clients, as well as providing comprehensive financial planning. ¬†Our¬†specialty is financial planning and portfolio¬†management for families whose financial lives span multiple countries. Our most popular¬†financial planning package includes the following services with¬†an IFPHK CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERCM Professional: Review of your […]

The importance of saving early and regularly

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“Save early, save often” can sound so much like a cliche that it fails to motivate us, but it us hard to underestimate how powerful it can be to set up an automated savings plan early and ensure that it is invested appropriately. Many numbers and calculations get thrown around, but given it’s April and […]