• SimplyFI Live in Dubai: Simple Smart Expat Investing with Andrew Hallam

    IMPORTANT: Eventbrite registration is required as that is the only way we can manage the total number of seats. Also, only register if you’re certain you will be attending. Otherwise you may be preventing someone else from attending. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/simplyfi-live-in-dubai-meetup-30-simple-smart-investing-for-expats-with-andrew-hallam-tickets-60685342493 We are really excited to announce that Andrew Hallam, the author of "Millionaire Expat: How To Build Wealth Living Overseas" (Wiley 2018), will be joining us on the morning of Saturday 4 May 2019 in Dubai and we've got a fully loaded lineup of content! This event is organized by the volunteers of the community SimplyFI "Common Sense Personal Finance and Investing - The UAE Local Chapter of the Bogleheads® and ChooseFI". It is organized for the members of the SimplyFI community (please join us on our SimplyFI Facebook group, and our community website). The event is 100% free, non-profit and run by volunteers. There will be no sales pitch for any product or services of any kind. Simple, effective knowledge, shared because it changes lives. A few copies of Andrew's book will be available for sale for 100 AED cash, for those who wish to purchase it. --- Event Description Investing is simple, but not easy - Warren Buffett Intro and moderation - Zach Holz Part 1. Expat Saving & Investing: How to Do It Right – Steve Cronin Expats have a great chance at reaching Financial Independence – taxes barely get in the way. But other things do. It’s easy to get distracted when saving, to get into debt or get bad advice. Then it’s hard to figure out what to invest in and how to do it yourself. Fear not – here’s a sensible and practical guide to fixing your finances, choosing your investments and setting them up from the UAE. Part 2. Investing is Not Easy: The Investor Mindset – Andrew Hallam Warren Buffett has always said investing is simple... but not easy. Investing with index funds takes just 60 minutes a year. You don't need to follow the economy or the stock market, or pay attention to economic forecasts. But investors require a certain mindset to succeed. This mindset is much more important than selecting the right brokerage. It's much more important than selecting the right funds. In fact, it's the most important aspect of successful investing. Learn how to master this mindset, so you can reach Financial Independence most effectively. Part 3: Sort Out Your Savings Plan: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It – Tuan Phan A quick look at savings plans and offshore bonds. We demystify their complex structure, fees and conditions, so that you can make an informed choice about what to do next. About the speaker: Andrew Hallam might be the world's most sought-after speaker on expat investing. Over the past 16 years, he has given hundreds of talks in more than 20 different countries. He has been investing in the stock market for 30 years, having built a million-dollar portfolio on a school teacher's salary when he was in his late 30s. He's the international bestselling author of Millionaire Teacher (Wiley 2011, 2017) and Millionaire Expat (Wiley 2018). Profiled on CNBC and The Wall Street Journal, he's also the first person to have a #1-selling finance book on Amazon USA and Amazon Canada at the same time. He has written columns for The Globe and Mail, Canadian Business magazine and MoneySense magazine. Date & Time: 8.45 AM to 12.15 PM on Saturday 4 May 2019 Venue: Dubai College Auditorium Here's the location: https://goo.gl/maps/tpoxoAF7rGMJMJ117 Access through the second car park down Hessa street as you drive away from the beach. Limited space so we highly recommend car pooling or coming by taxi. Bring your own water. There is no catering provided. We look forward to seeing you there! The SimplyFI Team

  • Dubai Meetup 25: Building an Expat Investment Portfolio, Bogleheads' style

    Abu Dhabi University, Dubai Campus, Knowledge Village

    IMPORTANT - Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dubai-meetup-25-building-an-expat-investment-portfolio-bogleheads-style-by-tuan-phan-tickets-42994421472 . Admission is free but seats are limited. Please only register if you are 100% sure you will attend. Booking a seat but not showing up results in someone else missing the opportunity to attend the event. This event is organized by the volunteers of the community "SimplyFI - Common Sense Personal Finance and Investing", the UAE local chapter of the Bogleheads and ChooseFI Dubai Meetup 25: Simple Investing for Expats - the Bogleheads®' Approach In this presentation (suitable for both new and experienced investors), Tuan will introduce the Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) to help explain why the Bogleheads® principles and the simple 3-funds portfolio is so powerful, enabling every day investors to easily outperform most professionals, thus achieving FI much faster. Example of this portfolio will be provided (with recommended ETFs) for expats of all nationalities and major currencies. Guest Speaker: Tuan Phan Tuan is part of the board of SimplyFI, where he is the VP for Abu Dhabi. He is generally lazy, very cheap and often amused by simple things - three habits that are actually useful when it comes to successful investing. In the past few years, he's has helped many expats setup their brokerage account and start investing the Bogleheads way. ++++ Venue: Abu Dhabi University, Dubai Campus: https://goo.gl/maps/FbrcRDXVYYP2 Parking and access to the venue: - There is free parking round the back of the university (near the Holiday Inn express at the start of the roundabout). All you have to do is press the button at the gate to the underground parking and it will open. Then proceed to basement 2. - Once parked, go to the lift and press the ground floor button.- The venue is the multipurpose room in front of the reception. Recommended reading before the event: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Bogleheads%C2%AE_investment_philosophy ++++ Note that we are not professional advisors. All of this is based on our personal experiences. This means we're not trying to sell you anything ;-) Personal Finance and Investing is important for everyone - invite your friends if you agree! :-) We look forward to seeing you there! The SimplyFI team.

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  • Dubai Meetup 24: I Retired Young, My Journey to Financial Freedom in Dubai

    Abu Dhabi University, Dubai Campus, Knowledge Village

    IMPORTANT - Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dubai-meetup-24-i-retired-young-my-journey-to-financial-freedom-early-retirement-in-dubai-by-david-tickets-42603008746 . Admission is free but seats are limited. Please only register if you are 100% sure you will attend. Booking a seat but not showing up results in someone else missing the opportunity to attend the event. This event is organized by the volunteers of the community "SimplyFI - Common Sense Personal Finance and Investing", the UAE local chapter of the Bogleheads and ChooseFI --- Topic: I Retired Young – My Journey to Financial Freedom & Early Retirement in Dubai David is a real life example of making it to financial freedom, exiting the workforce and moving into early retirement. He’ll talk about his journey - his motivations and the choices that took him to financial independence, his first year of early retirement, and his plans for the future. He’ll give insights into what went right, what went wrong, and discuss whether he would do things differently if he had to do it again. Guest Speaker: David Cox David’s a regular guy from the UK, who has spent the last 12 years in Dubai, mostly working as an accountant. Married to Sally, he has two children, Rebecca and Sam – Rebecca is now working so is almost off the books, while Sam still costs money at university. Less usual is that David retired young aged 47. Still in Dubai, he enjoys his stress-free days, cycling and running with friends, keeping tabs on investments as well as staying on top of the chores. This year he plans 6 months of travel, and will take possession of a new apartment in the French Alps. That’s quite a change for someone who started working life as an accounts clerk on minimum wage. Since retiring, David has started blogging about early retirement at www.iretiredyoung.net and has been featured on Forbes.com, Rockstar Finance and The National. ++++ Venue: Abu Dhabi University, Dubai Campus: https://goo.gl/maps/batQ4hpSsS92 Parking and access to the venue: - There is free parking round the back of the university (near the Holiday Inn express at the start of the roundabout). All you have to do is press the button at the gate to the underground parking and it will open. Then proceed to basement 2. - Once parked, go to the lift and press the ground floor button.- The venue is the multipurpose room in front of the reception. +++ Personal Finance and Investing is important for everyone - invite your friends if you agree! :-) Find all our upcoming meetups here: www.simplyfi.org

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  • Dubai Meetup 23: Simple Investing for Expats - the Bogleheads' Approach

    Abu Dhabi University, Dubai Campus, Knowledge Village

    IMPORTANT - Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dubai-meetup-23-simple-investing-for-expats-the-bogleheads-approach-by-dorota-aguilar-tickets-42603056890 . Admission is free but seats are limited. Please only register if you are 100% sure you will attend. Booking a seat but not showing up results in someone else missing the opportunity to attend the event. This event is organized by the volunteers of the community "SimplyFI - Common Sense Personal Finance and Investing" Dubai Meetup 23: Simple Investing for Expats - the Bogleheads' Approach - by Dorota Aguilar The Bogleheads follow a small number of simple investment principles that have been shown over time to produce risk-adjusted returns far greater than those achieved by the average investor. Many of these ideas are distilled from Nobel prize-winning financial economics research on topics like Modern Portfolio Theory and the Capital Asset Pricing Model. But they are very easy to understand and to implement, and they work. In fact, the basis of all of these principles is the idea that successful investing is not a complicated process, and can be accomplished by anyone with a small amount of effort. This philosophy is the foundation for anyone looking to take control of his finances by investing in the does market using a simple and effective approach. Once you have learned the principles and started investing, it requires very little time and effort to maintain. In this session, Dorota will review the Bogleheads Investing Principles and explain how we translate the US centric approach into a Investing strategy that works for most expats. The Speaker: Dorota is a project manager in the construction sector. She discovered the Bogleheads Investment Philosophy more than 3 years ago, and after learning the basics and understanding how to apply them as an expat she started investing in the stock market on her own. Dorota is not a financial professional but she has helped many friends understand how to invest using this simple and powerful method. Today she is a member of the board of Common Sense Personal Finance and Investing, the UAE Bogleheads Chapter. She has given this talk several times and has even been featured in The National: https://www.thenational.ae/business/money/invest-like-a-boglehead-and-build-a-low-cost-portfolio-of-index-funds-1.677844 ++++ Venue: Abu Dhabi University, Dubai Campus: https://goo.gl/maps/MLoYNvoJM3z (https://www.google.ae/maps/place/Abu+Dhabi+University+-+Dubai+Campus/@25.1045833,55.164796,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3e5f6b6cc238403d:0x398f90c330adae9f!8m2!3d25.1045785!4d55.1669847) Parking and access to the venue: - There is free parking round the back of the university (near the Holiday Inn express at the start of the roundabout). All you have to do is press the button at the gate to the underground parking and it will open. Then proceed to basement 2. - Once parked, go to the lift and press the ground floor button.- The venue is the multipurpose room in front of the reception. Recommended reading before the event: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Bogleheads%C2%AE_investment_philosophy +++ Personal Finance and Investing is important for everyone - invite your friends if you agree! :-) Find all our upcoming meetups here: https://www.simplyfi.org/ (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.simplyfi.org%2F&h=ATM3tNqgEgUxZBr7QVSlUAvtFHGhfD8c3NMMBXmXH516-RxifsQv_5lM5fvxx_89fiQZOQpwtiGQZTGBpeD43f9LdzJP7T5oZrqJs71mvKQUA6gu3oHtwmoiRW4BKlxTw73-M7Lf4vDxso3L2I0) Or here: http://www.meetup.com/Common-Sense-Personal-Finance-and-Investing-Dubai/ Or here: http://www.meetup.com/Common-Sense-Personal-Finance-and-Investing-AD-Bogleheads/

  • Simple, Smart Investing for Expats, by Andrew Hallam (CSPFI Dubai Meetup 22)

    We are really excited to announce that Andrew Hallam, from Millionaire Teacher, accepted to speak to CSPFI this Monday 29 of January 2018 in the evening. Seats are limited! In addition to registering on the Facebook or Meetup event, please make sure to register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cspfi-meetup-22-simple-smart-investing-for-expats-by-andrew-hallam-tickets-42115980030 This event is organized by the volunteers of the community "Common Sense Personal Finance and Investing - The UAE Bogleheads Chapter". Join us on our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CSPFI/), Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/Common-Sense-Personal-Finance-and-Investing-Dubai/) and our community website (http://bogleheadsuae.wixsite.com/website). --- Andrew will be giving 2 talks! Here is what he says: Session 1 (7:00 – 7:35 pm). How much should you be saving for retirement? This hands-on session helps you find an answer based on your personal goals. Please bring your mobile phone with 3G/4G so I can guide you to find your individual numbers. Session 2 (7:45-8:45 pm). Simple, Smart Investing (Theory & Education) Imagine this. You’re thinking of buying a couple of avocadoes. The avocado supplier is visiting the supermarket. He says, “These are the best avocadoes in the world.” On the outside, they look great, so you put a handful in your basket. But then you get home and cut one open. It’s rotten to the core. That’s what happens to most expats in the Middle East. Only, they aren’t buying avocadoes. They’re buying investment products. They hope these products will help them in retirement. But the investment products, like the avocadoes, are black and moldy inside. Such products are sold prolifically. In fact, if you live in the Middle East, and you own a stock market-related investment, odds are you own a rotten product. If you live in the Middle East, and you invested with a financial salesperson who sold you something rotten, you didn’t make anything close to that. What’s worse, you probably can’t sell that investment without incurring a huge penalty. Please come to my talk at Dubai College on Sunday, September 10, 2017, starting at 7:00 pm. I’ll explain why you didn’t make much money (if you made anything at all). I’ll show how you could invest on your own, or how to hire an ethical financial guide. I’ll explain that fair investment products can be sold at anytime, without incurring penalties. You deserve decent investment returns. Let me show you how. - Andrew About Andrew Hallam: In brief, Andrew is an author, freelance finance journalist and a former international school teacher who got fed up with seeing everyone getting taken advantage of by the plethora of financial companies (especially out here in the Middle East) and decided to write two best-selling books to help out the layman. His book, Millionaire Teacher: The Nines Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School, in particular, has been a real hit. He also wrote The Global Expatriates Guide To Investing, which was recently updated and renamed Millionaire Expat, How to Build Wealth Living Overseas. More can be found out about him here: https://andrewhallam.com/ Andrew gives financial advice but is NOT a financial advisor – far from it, he is a teacher, author and finance journalist here to help us cut through the minefield of financial advice that is on offer in the Middle East. It can often be confusing but that does not mean that we should be losing out. Andrew is not here to influence us in a particular direction, but to help us make better and more informed choices. It could be the most important talk that you ever attend. Date & Time: 6.45 to 9.00 PM on Monday 29 of January 2018 Venue: Dubai College Auditorium Access through the second car park down Hessa street as you drive away from the beach. We highly recommend car pooling or coming by taxi if possible. We look forward to seeing you there! The CSPFI Team

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  • Dubai Meetup 21: Building an Expat Investment Portfolio, Bogleheads' style

    Abu Dhabi University, Dubai Campus, Knowledge Village

    This event is organized by the group "Common Sense Personal Finance and Investing - The UAE Bogleheads® Chapter" ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/CSPFI/ ) Dubai Meetup 20: Simple Investing for Expats - the Bogleheads®' Approach In this presentation (suitable for both new and experienced investors), Tuan will introduce the Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) to help explain why the Bogleheads® principles and the simple 3-funds portfolio is so powerful, enabling every day investors to easily outperform most professionals, thus achieving FI much faster. Example of this portfolio will be provided (with recommended ETFs) for expats of all nationalities and major currencies. ++++ Venue: Abu Dhabi University, Dubai Campus: https://goo.gl/maps/MLoYNvoJM3z (https://www.google.ae/maps/place/Abu+Dhabi+University+-+Dubai+Campus/@25.1045833,55.164796,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3e5f6b6cc238403d:0x398f90c330adae9f!8m2!3d25.1045785!4d55.1669847) Parking and access to the venue: - There is free parking round the back of the university (near the Holiday Inn express at the start of the roundabout). All you have to do is press the button at the gate to the underground parking and it will open. Then proceed to basement 2. - Once parked, go to the lift and press the ground floor button.- The venue is the multipurpose room in front of the reception. Recommended reading before the event: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Bogleheads%C2%AE_investment_philosophy ++++ Note that we are not professional advisors. All of this is based on our personal experiences. This means we're not trying to sell you anything ;-) Personal Finance and Investing is important for everyone - invite your friends if you agree! :-) We look forward to seeing you there! The CSPFI team. +++ MORE INFORMATION: You can find out more about the group here: • Common Sense Personal Finance and Investing - The UAE Bogleheads® Chapter (http://bogleheadsuae.wixsite.com/website) • Meetup Calendar (https://bogleheadsuae.wixsite.com/website/meetup-calendar) • Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CSPFI/) • Dubai Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Common-Sense-Personal-Finance-and-Investing-Dubai/) • Abu Dhabi Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Common-Sense-Personal-Finance-and-Investing-AD-Bogleheads/) For those new to the group, we recommend you review some of the basic investment principles of our group: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Bogleheads®_investment_philosophy, also explained in videos here: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Video:Bogleheads®_investment_philosophy

  • Dubai Meetup 20: Simple Investing for Expats - the Bogleheads' Approach

    Abu Dhabi University, Dubai Campus, Knowledge Village

    This event is organized by the group "Common Sense Personal Finance and Investing - The UAE Bogleheads® Chapter" ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/CSPFI/ ) Dubai Meetup 20: Simple Investing for Expats - the Bogleheads' Approach The Bogleheads follow a small number of simple investment principles that have been shown over time to produce risk-adjusted returns far greater than those achieved by the average investor. Many of these ideas are distilled from Nobel prize-winning financial economics research on topics like Modern Portfolio Theory and the Capital Asset Pricing Model. But they are very easy to understand and to implement, and they work. In fact, the basis of all of these principles is the idea that successful investing is not a complicated process, and can be accomplished by anyone with a small amount of effort. This philosophy is the foundation for anyone looking to take control of his finances by investing in the does market using a simple and effective approach. Once you have learned the principles and started investing, it requires very little time and effort to maintain. In this session, Dorota will review the Bogleheads Investing Principles and explain how we translate the US centric approach into a Investing strategy that works for most expats. The Speaker: Dorota is a project manager in the construction sector. She discovered the Bogleheads Investment Philosophy more than 3 years ago, and after learning the basics and understanding how to apply them as an expat she started investing in the stock market on her own. Dorota is not a financial professional but she has helped many friends understand how to invest using this simple and powerful method. Today she is a member of the board of Common Sense Personal Finance and Investing, the UAE Bogleheads Chapter. ++++ Venue: Abu Dhabi University, Dubai Campus: https://goo.gl/maps/MLoYNvoJM3z (https://www.google.ae/maps/place/Abu+Dhabi+University+-+Dubai+Campus/@25.1045833,55.164796,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3e5f6b6cc238403d:0x398f90c330adae9f!8m2!3d25.1045785!4d55.1669847) Parking and access to the venue: - There is free parking round the back of the university (near the Holiday Inn express at the start of the roundabout). All you have to do is press the button at the gate to the underground parking and it will open. Then proceed to basement 2. - Once parked, go to the lift and press the ground floor button.- The venue is the multipurpose room in front of the reception. Recommended reading before the event: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Bogleheads%C2%AE_investment_philosophy ++++ Note that we are not professional advisors. All of this is based on our personal experiences. This means we're not trying to sell you anything ;-) Personal Finance and Investing is important for everyone - invite your friends if you agree! :-) We look forward to seeing you there! The CSPFI team. +++ MORE INFORMATION: You can find out more about the group here: • Common Sense Personal Finance and Investing - The UAE Bogleheads® Chapter (http://bogleheadsuae.wixsite.com/website) • Meetup Calendar (https://bogleheadsuae.wixsite.com/website/meetup-calendar) • Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CSPFI/) • Dubai Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Common-Sense-Personal-Finance-and-Investing-Dubai/) • Abu Dhabi Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Common-Sense-Personal-Finance-and-Investing-AD-Bogleheads/) For those new to the group, we recommend you review some of the basic investment principles of our group: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Bogleheads®_investment_philosophy, also explained in videos here: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Video:Bogleheads®_investment_philosophy

  • Dubai Meetup 19: How I track and forecast my personal finances

    Abu Dhabi University, Dubai Campus, Knowledge Village

    This event is organized by the group "Common Sense Personal Finance and Investing - The UAE Bogleheads® Chapter" ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/CSPFI/ ) BRING YOUR LAPTOP! We will work on this tracking tool together during the meetup! This event is organized by the group "Common Sense Personal Finance and Investing - The Bogleheads UAE Local Chapter". In this meetup, Sebastien will share his experience with tracking his cashflow and forecasting his wealth. Since he arrived in the UAE, he has been tracking his income and expenses and then started saving and investing. Sebastien uses an excel file to keep track of all this, as well as to model various scenarios for his financial future. Some examples of questions he can answer:- How much did I earn until today?- How much did I save in total?- How much did I invest? - At the current rate, how much money will I have saved in 5 years?- What if I lose my job? How long can I last?- What is the impact of school fees on my plan?- What is the impact of moving to a new place and reduce rent by 20,000 AED?- Does it really make a difference if I don't buy my daily take away coffee?- As I continue to invest and increase my passive income, how many more years until I reach financial independence? Being able to forecast his net worth has helped him make better financial decisions and get on the right path! Sebastien will share the excel file and we will play with some numbers together. ++++ Venue: Abu Dhabi University, Dubai Campus https://www.google.ae/maps/place/Abu+Dhabi+University+-+Dubai+Campus/@25.1045833,55.164796,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3e5f6b6cc238403d:0x398f90c330adae9f!8m2!3d25.1045785!4d55.1669847 IMPORTANT INFORMATION: PARKING AT BASEMENT LEVEL 2 AND WHAT TO DO AT RECEPTION: -There is free parking round the back of the university (it is near the Holiday Inn express at the start of the roundabout). All you have to do is press the button at the gate to the underground parking and it will open. Please proceed to basement 2. -Once parked, pls go to the lift and press the ground floor button. -The venue is the multipurpose room in front of the reception. ++++ Note that we are not professional advisors. All of this is based on our personal experiences. This means we're not trying to sell you anything ;-) Personal Finance and Investing is important for everyone - invite your friends if you agree! :-) We look forward to seeing you there! The CSPFI team. +++ MORE INFORMATION: You can find out more about the group here: • Common Sense Personal Finance and Investing - The UAE Bogleheads® Chapter (http://bogleheadsuae.wixsite.com/website) • Meetup Calendar (https://bogleheadsuae.wixsite.com/website/meetup-calendar) • Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CSPFI/) • Dubai Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Common-Sense-Personal-Finance-and-Investing-Dubai/) • Abu Dhabi Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Common-Sense-Personal-Finance-and-Investing-AD-Bogleheads/) For those new to the group, we recommend you review some of the basic investment principles of our group: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Bogleheads®_investment_philosophy, also explained in videos here: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Video:Bogleheads®_investment_philosophy

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  • Dubai Meetup 18: Real Estate - Experience in Purchasing UK Property

    Abu Dhabi University, Dubai Campus, Knowledge Village

    This event is organized by the group "Common Sense Personal Finance and Investing - The UAE Bogleheads® Chapter" ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/CSPFI/ ) Dubai Meetup 18: Real Estate Investing Topic: Practical guide to purchasing UK property as an investment. The presentation will cover all aspects of purchasing property from sourcing of property, the buying process, taxation and ongoing management of the property. The speakers will share their personal experiences of managing their portfolio of properties to avoid common mistakes. The presentation will also cover property investment schemes offered to UAE expats by financial advisors. Speakers: Heidi: My name is Heidi Hill, I started buying property for investment nearly 20 years ago, my sole focus was to minimise my mortgage as quickly as possible, I paid my first mortgage off in 5 years and just kept going, I now own 6 properties around the world mortgage free and I am earning a very good passive income from them. Andrew: I have been an accidential property investor since 2004 and have been living in the UAE since 2005 while steadily increasing my portfolio of properties. I have a mixed portfolio of UK property that has been financed from equity release and cash investments. I have had benefitted from the passive income and have also learnt the hard way regarding the financing and management of the portfolio. I would like to share these experiences to allow other people to benefit from a potential passive income stream. Venue: Abu Dhabi University, Dubai Campus https://www.google.ae/maps/place/Abu+Dhabi+University+-+Dubai+Campus/@25.1045833,55.164796,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3e5f6b6cc238403d:0x398f90c330adae9f!8m2!3d25.1045785!4d55.1669847 (https://www.google.ae/maps/place/Abu+Dhabi+University+-+Dubai+Campus/@25.1045833,55.164796,17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x3e5f6b6cc238403d:0x398f90c330adae9f%218m2%213d25.1045785%214d55.1669847) IMPORTANT INFORMATION: PARKING AT BASEMENT LEVEL 2 AND WHAT TO DO AT RECEPTION: -There is free parking round the back of the university (it is near the Holiday Inn express at the start of the roundabout). All you have to do is press the button at the gate to the underground parking and it will open. Please proceed to basement 2. -Once parked, pls go to the lift and press the ground floor button. -At reception, please sign in and security will guide you to the hall where the talk will be held. ++++ Note that we are not professional advisors. All of this is based on our personal experiences. This means we're not trying to sell you anything ;-) During this meeting we also like to hear your ideas on how this group can help you to learn about personal finance and investing. Personal Finance and Investing is important for everyone - invite your friends if you agree! :-) TIME AND DATE: 3.30 PM on 7 of Ocotber 2017 VENUE: TBD We look forward to seeing you there! The CSPFI team. +++ MORE INFORMATION: You can find out more about the group here: • Common Sense Personal Finance and Investing - The UAE Bogleheads® Chapter (http://bogleheadsuae.wixsite.com/website) • Meetup Calendar (https://bogleheadsuae.wixsite.com/website/meetup-calendar) • Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CSPFI/) • Dubai Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Common-Sense-Personal-Finance-and-Investing-Dubai/) • Abu Dhabi Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Common-Sense-Personal-Finance-and-Investing-AD-Bogleheads/) For those new to the group, we recommend you review some of the basic investment principles of our group: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Bogleheads®_investment_philosophy (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bogleheads.org%2Fwiki%2FBogleheads%C2%AE_investment_philosophy&h=ATPCbIbYiq0yKmabUwd8TLWmWX1Isq4xP-GCj8O_2bMFSWZuo4AHRAuE9mKGPCd1AUcIXl4Yb58Lg1ihPKj91Wzih5z5ZJlU0vT4WB4bYzyzOniAThedTms-PjIGjGXhUA&enc=AZNeTvojwmTc83NkTP_RuGXkzENL2QjXt2KYGPgv0Csuq66yIp-bVpDMcMIjkTQDSOo&s=1), also explained in videos here: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Video:Bogleheads®_investment_philosophy (https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Video:Bogleheads%C2%AE_investment_philosophy)

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  • Dubai Meetup 17: Fundamentals of stock market investing - Bogleheads' style

    Abu Dhabi University, Dubai Campus, Knowledge Village

    This event is organized by the group "Common Sense Personal Finance and Investing - The UAE Bogleheads® Chapter" ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/CSPFI/ ) Dubai Meetup 17: Fundamentals of stock market investing - Bogleheads' style Join us this Saturday to speak about financial independence! Topic: Instead of going back to the ABCs of investing and stock markets, we will try and understand the rationale behind the boglehead investment philosophy. Essentially through the theoretical and academic foundation of the approach. In parallel, we will put this approach in contrast with the other investment techniques. We will also delve into the main securities and financial vehicles that is widely used by passive investors, giving the audience a perspective on the mechanics behind them (mainly mutual funds and ETFs), finally we will recap with a reminder of the Bogleheads principles and Q&A Speaker: Brahim Laraiki New Media and Technology Consultant by profession, I am from Morocco and I lived in a couple of countries in Europe before settling in Dubai for the last 10 years. I worked for companies like Orange, Lenovo, Microsoft and others. I was always careful with my finances given my background as a foreign student from a low income country and studying in expensive places. Also, given the volatility of the technology sector where jobs life-cycle is relatively short, I had to constantly think of ways to secure revenue and realize financial security. Living in Dubai was also a determining factor that sharpened my curiosity for financial literacy and pushed me to the quest of financial independence. Venue: Abu Dhabi University, Dubai Campus https://www.google.ae/maps/place/Abu+Dhabi+University+-+Dubai+Campus/@25.1045833,55.164796,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3e5f6b6cc238403d:0x398f90c330adae9f!8m2!3d25.1045785!4d55.1669847 (https://www.google.ae/maps/place/Abu+Dhabi+University+-+Dubai+Campus/@25.1045833,55.164796,17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m5%213m4%211s0x3e5f6b6cc238403d:0x398f90c330adae9f%218m2%213d25.1045785%214d55.1669847) IMPORTANT INFORMATION: PARKING AT BASEMENT LEVEL 2 AND WHAT TO DO AT RECEPTION: -There is free parking round the back of the university (it is near the Holiday Inn express at the start of the roundabout). All you have to do is press the button at the gate to the underground parking and it will open. Please proceed to basement 2. -Once parked, pls go to the lift and press the ground floor button. -At reception, please sign in and security will guide you to the hall where the talk will be held. ++++ Note that we are not professional advisors. All of this is based on our personal experiences. This means we're not trying to sell you anything ;-) During this meeting we also like to hear your ideas on how this group can help you to learn about personal finance and investing. Personal Finance and Investing is important for everyone - invite your friends if you agree! :-) We look forward to seeing you there! The CSPFI team. +++ You can find out more about the group here: • Common Sense Personal Finance and Investing - The UAE Bogleheads® Chapter (http://bogleheadsuae.wixsite.com/website) • Meetup Calendar (https://bogleheadsuae.wixsite.com/website/meetup-calendar) • Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CSPFI/) • Dubai Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Common-Sense-Personal-Finance-and-Investing-Dubai/) • Abu Dhabi Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Common-Sense-Personal-Finance-and-Investing-AD-Bogleheads/) For those new to the group, we recommend you review some of the basic investment principles of our group: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Bogleheads®_investment_philosophy (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bogleheads.org%2Fwiki%2FBogleheads%C2%AE_investment_philosophy&h=ATPCbIbYiq0yKmabUwd8TLWmWX1Isq4xP-GCj8O_2bMFSWZuo4AHRAuE9mKGPCd1AUcIXl4Yb58Lg1ihPKj91Wzih5z5ZJlU0vT4WB4bYzyzOniAThedTms-PjIGjGXhUA&enc=AZNeTvojwmTc83NkTP_RuGXkzENL2QjXt2KYGPgv0Csuq66yIp-bVpDMcMIjkTQDSOo&s=1), also explained in videos here: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Video:Bogleheads®_investment_philosophy (https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Video:Bogleheads%C2%AE_investment_philosophy)

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