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by InnocentAbroad
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tracking progress to $1M portfolio and no mortgage by 40
Replies: 74
Views: 16811

Re: Tracking progress to $1M portfolio and no mortgage by 40

I'm going to throw my hat in the ring for the $1M by 40 challenge. What I'd really like £1M, but, baring a large miracle, that is out of reach. Alas I did not find this forum 10 years ago! I'm a bit behind the curve compared to some in this thread, but a quick back-of-the-envelope calculation shows ...
by InnocentAbroad
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Buying Real Silver and Gold (Not Bitcoin)
Replies: 201
Views: 17243

Re: Buying Real Silver and Gold (Not Bitcoin)

If you want to buy a few coins in case of the zombie apocalypse knock yourself. But to have any meaningful impact on your portfolio you’d have to buy a lot and then store it somewhere safe which in my mind is a PITA. Seems to me if civilization has collapsed then if you toss out silver or gold coin...
by InnocentAbroad
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Someone set up PayPal account using my email...
Replies: 35
Views: 3059

Re: Someone set up PayPal account using my email...

Similar thing happen to me many years back. There is no option in the confirmation email to say that it is the wrong address. Trying to get in touch with PayPal customer service was difficult, and it was absolutely abysmal once I got through to someone. I felt uncomfortable getting personal informat...
by InnocentAbroad
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [UK expat] sanity check first portfolio
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: [UK expat] sanity check first portfolio

Thank you again for the clear advice, Valuethinker; it was really useful.
I raise a glass to you :beer.
by InnocentAbroad
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [UK expat] sanity check first portfolio
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: [UK expat] sanity check first portfolio

Ted Swippet and ValueThinker, many thanks. Your replies are informative and much appreciated. I have some follow-up questions. You mention not to forget emerging markets. According to the prospectus, VWRL/VWRD has about 8% in emerging markets, which I guess is the global ratio. What that fund does l...
by InnocentAbroad
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit card for expat
Replies: 27
Views: 2745

Re: Credit card for expat

To reinforce what Carls said, credit cards are not very popular in the Netherlands; don't expect them to be widely accepted. The supermarkets will not take them, for example, and if you want a train ticket you'll have to queue at customer service and pay a surcharge rather than use the automatic kio...
by InnocentAbroad
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: [UK expat] sanity check first portfolio
Replies: 5
Views: 724

[UK expat] sanity check first portfolio

I made a New Year's resolution to start investing. Actually, it has been several years in a row since I first made that resolution. This year I discovered Bogleheads and I appreciate the logic and simplicity to the investing philosophy. Since then, I have been trying to educate myself from the wiki ...