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About This Show
The Fat Wallet Show is a show about questions. It’s about admitting that we don’t know everything, but that we’re willing to learn. Most of all, it’s about understanding as much as we can to make us all better investors.
Phrases like, “I’m not sure” or, “Let me look that up and get back to you” or, “I don’t know” don’t exist in the financial services industry. If you ever had a financial question you were too embarrassed to ask, you know what we’re talking about. In this business, appearances matter, and nobody wants to seem like they don’t know how things work or what the outlook is for the buchu industry. It’s easy to excuse that little vanity, except that people in the investment industry are meant to service investors - people like you and me who need to figure out what to do with our money.
There’s no such thing as a stupid question in this show. If you have unanswered financial questions, this is your opportunity to have them answered in a way that even I can understand. Pop them to us at email@example.com.
Hosted by Kristia van Heerden and Simon Brown.
Most Recent Episode
#57: Retirement, dividend tax and exposure offshore
2 days ago
In the current political climate it’s not surprising that we get so many questions around moving money offshore. This week’s episode was going to be about moving pensions abroad, but offshore exposure in general ended up dominating the conversation. First, we talk about taking your pension fund with you when you emigrate. The good news is that it can be done if you’re not already taking a pension. The bad news is there’s no way to avoid paying tax. Next, we talk about tax on foreign dividends and finally we get to how much offshore exposure you need in your portfolio. We land, if you’re too impatient to listen, on having much more offshore exposure than local exposure. Think 80-20. The question for a returns junkie like me remains how to work out how much of my offshore exposure should go towards developed markets and how much to emerging economies. I like the idea that there’s a lot of room for upside in emerging economies. It would be naive to assume those economies can only go up, however. The higher returns come at the expense of stability. How do I know how much risk to take? We also explain how an ETF can be a feeder fund and talk about unitising your portfolio. The spreadsheet we mention can be found here. Information around unitisation is here. Remember that we’ll be at the Money Expo this Saturday, 29 July. Between 9:00 and 10:00, Simon and I will discuss how your paycheque should be structured. It’ll be a Fat Wallet-style conversation, with the added bonus that you can ask questions. We look forward to meeting everyone! Kris