My Asset Allocation (Part 2)

14Apr21: I edited my approach to where to put bonds, based on my post on Required Minimum Distributions. In Part 1, we discussed the first three of my six steps for asset allocation: Why are you investing? What are the goals? What broad asset categories do you want to invest in? Stocks vs bonds, US,Continue reading “My Asset Allocation (Part 2)”

My Asset Allocation (Part 1)

Many of you will already be familiar with the idea of asset allocation – I don’t need to repeat the excellent explanations already out there (here’s a great primer from Bogleheads), but I did want to explore how I arrived at my own asset allocation and how you might go about thinking of yours. IContinue reading “My Asset Allocation (Part 1)”

The US/UK Tax Treaty

Big caveat up front: I am not a lawyer! This is 100% a layman’s reading of the tax treaty – it’s entirely up to you to confirm my interpretations. I’ve tried to call out situations where there are various interpretations so you can make your own judgment or seek out professional advice. Don’t try toContinue reading “The US/UK Tax Treaty”

S&S ISA Experiment – Getting Started

One of the triggers that got me started with this site was my recent experience of opening a Stocks & Shares ISA. I’d like to share my experience so far with all of you, in the hopes it might help if you’re in a similar situations. I’ll also post periodic updates, to see how thisContinue reading “S&S ISA Experiment – Getting Started”

Before You Move

I’ve put together this list of things you might want to do if you’re a US citizen thinking of moving to the UK, but you haven’t left the US yet. Not all of these are required, and the list can’t be 100% comprehensive for everybody’s individual situation, but it might save you some serious pain.Continue reading “Before You Move”