Tuesday , 14 July 2020


Finance

My Personal Report from the World Economic Forum in Davos (+3K Views)

I am on assignment at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Unfortunately my previous commentaries irked the organizers so profoundly that I was not allowed the intimate access usually accorded friendly members of the media. No matter, I am staying at a pleasant bed and breakfast about an hour and half outside of Davos....[But I digress. Back to the Forum.] Words: 2369

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Who Are the ‘Greater Fools” Now? (+3K Views)

Many households, financial and non-financial firms and government, may well spend the next decade in debtor’s prison having to tighten their belts to pay for the losses inflicted by a decade of reckless leverage, over-consumption and risk taking. What fools we have been for living beyond our means all these years and taking no fiscal responsibility for our future well-being in the false hope that there always would be a ‘greater fool’ out there than us. Words: 1230

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Consider Moving Abroad to Reduce Living Costs – Here’s Where (+4K Views)

Moving abroad may seem far-fetched, but it’s worthwhile to at least consider it as an option in your financial journey. A foreign country with a low cost of living could save you money while also providing fascinating cultural experiences and adventures...Let’s take a look at some of the differences in income and spending around the world.

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How Much Do You Pay in Taxes Compared to Residents of Other Countries? Take a Look (+3K Views)

It seems that Americans (and particularly those who vote Republican) are always complaining about how much they pay in personal income taxes. Frankly, however, they have absolutely nothing to complain about when compared to what the citizens of Canada, Australia, the U.K., New Zealand, Germany, Belgium and almost all other countries pay. Here's a list of 20 countries of note showing what their effective tax rates are at the equivalent of USD100,000 and USD300,000 for comparative purposes. Words: 510

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Mexico Is One of the 10 Best Countries to Retire In – Here Are the Other 9 and the Reasons Why (+3K Views)

Rising costs in the U.S. are driving more people to consider retirement in less expensive locales and the list of potential resting spots is long and varied. International Living compiles annual lists on the best places to retire based on things like cost of living, ease of entry, healthcare, insurance and access to amenities. [Below are their top 10.] Words: 950

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Make a Rich Retirement Your Reality – Here’s How (+2K Reads)

Rich means you live comfortably according to your personal standards. If you’ve lived a middle-class lifestyle, a rich retirement means you can maintain that same lifestyle without worry and without having to work if you don’t want to. Below is some straight talk on how to make a rich retirement your reality.

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