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Steve Cronin

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Name:
Dead Simple Saving
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
expats, saving, investing, offshore, overseas, ETFs, Vanguard, financial independence, passive investing, index tracking, mindset, debt, personal finance
Start Year:
2016

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Location:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Age:
40s
Race:
Unspecified
Gender:
Male
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Unspecified
Profession:
Consultant
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Latest Blog Posts

There's a formula for working out when you're ready to quit. It might be sooner than you think! Especially if you're an expat. Learn here what they don't teach you at school... The post 2. Financial Independence – when you can give up boring work for a better life? appeared first on Dead Simple Saving. ...
Posted: Apr 08 2019 @ 10:47 AM
Discover how to invest in stock and bond funds (ETFs) as an expat - cheaply, quickly and sensibly. Maximise your saving power while you work abroad! The post No more drifting – develop intention for your money and life appeared first on Dead Simple Saving. ...
Posted: Mar 23 2019 @ 9:59 AM
Discover how to invest in stock and bond funds (ETFs) as an expat - cheaply, quickly and sensibly. Maximise your saving power while you work abroad! The post The Unbiased Guide to Offshore Investing for Expats appeared first on Dead Simple Saving. ...
Posted: Oct 02 2018 @ 10:12 AM
I have found a way for people to save and invest cheaply and flexibly. All that remains is to get your psychology handled. This is simple, but not easy. You have to train your brain to accept that yes, you will become great with money, you will stick to the path and you won’t let your monkey mind get in the way. The post How to tame your monkey mind – ...
Posted: Jun 05 2018 @ 11:29 AM
I’m proud to serve on The Debt Panel of The National newspaper in the UAE, but it can be depressing. Almost every question is from someone who has over-loaded themselves with debt and cannot see a way out. This week’s question was a classic example of this. The post How to avoid drowning in debt and escape forever from the debt swamp appeared first on Dead Simple Saving. ...
Posted: May 08 2018 @ 5:34 AM
Who would benefit from this post? Share here: Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on twitter Share on whatsapp Share on email The end of service gratuity is a relic of the old UAE that, along with the one/two rent cheque, hasn’t quite gone the way of the dinosaurs yet. Before we get to … UAE: gratuities, allowances and what makes a good employee saving scheme Read More ...
Posted: May 07 2018 @ 10:43 AM
Who would benefit from this post? Share here: Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on twitter Share on whatsapp Share on email  Click to listen to Steve debate the trustworthiness of financial advisors… with the king of financial advisors. Recently the CFA Institute (which oversees the Chartered Financial Analyst qualification) released an interesting survey … Why don’t people trust financial advisors? Read More » The post Why don’t people ...
Posted: Apr 08 2018 @ 5:17 AM
Here's a complete overview of investing by yourself, from mindset to transaction fees. If you go it alone, you’re going to have to find some knowledge and discipline. It’s worth it though, to avoid the hidden fees and exit penalties in the plans sold by most UAE banks and financial advisors. It has never been easier to invest cheaply and effectively by yourself. The post You can do it! A very ...
Posted: Mar 26 2018 @ 12:50 PM
This week, I explain how to invest with index funds and ETFs. There’s only space for 300-400 words, so this is probably the most concise guide I will ever produce. I had to leave a lot out, but what you’re getting here is exactly “the essentials”. The post The essential guide to low-cost funds and ETFs appeared first on Dead Simple Saving. ...
Posted: Mar 26 2018 @ 11:46 AM
Reader question - what to do if you find yourself trapped in a long-term savings plan. Having invested into equity and bond funds over the last two years I can no longer put money regularly into my savings plan. I have some US$100,000 invested. What should I do? The post What to do if your nest egg is locked up in a savings plan appeared first on Dead Simple Saving. ...
Posted: Mar 19 2018 @ 12:20 PM

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