top 55 london-listed etfs

Top 55 London-listed ETFs from iShares – shortlist for 2018

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For non-US ETF portfolios, I find it useful to keep handy short lists of ETFs listed on other top ETF exchanges in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo.  Here is a short list of the top 55 London-listed ETFs I look at, mostly for my own reference when I need to look this up on […]

401k rollover to an IRA investment account

How to do a 401k rollover to an IRA as an expat

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After changing jobs, or even getting posted on an expat assignment by the same company, employees generally have the freedom to do a 401k rollover of their retirement savings account to an IRA account at their choice of brokerage firm or mutual fund company.  Doing a 401k rollover to an IRA, and consolidating all your […]

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 […]

Protecting Your California Assets: Seminar with Visiting Estate Lawyer Vivian Yuan

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We are pleased to host California asset protection expert Vivian Yuan as a visiting speaker on July 12th at 6:30pm at our boardroom at Eaton House, Hong Kong. Vivian Yuan is based in Silicon Valley, California, where she runs a law firm providing estate planning, asset protection, tax planning, and business formation services in California, […]

FBAR deadline for US taxpayers foreign accounts moved to April 15th

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Thanks to our friends at American Pacific Tax for pointing out that the deadline for US citizens and green card holders to report their foreign financial accounts to the Financial Crimes Enforcement network (FINCEN) has now been moved to April 15th, instead of the previous deadline of June 30th.

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 7: Owning a Hong Kong Company and Getting a Visa as an Entrepreneur or Investor

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This is part 5 in my 8-part guide to your financial life in Hong Kong. It is mostly intended for foreigners 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.  Let me know if you have any questions. Hong […]

Your Financial Life in Hong Kong, Part 6: Wills and Estate Planning

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This is part 5 in my 8-part guide to your financial life in Hong Kong. It is mostly intended for foreigners 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.  Let me know if you have any questions. Hong […]

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 […]