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What you leave behind

Working mostly with younger clients, I never expected to face the death of a client so soon. In early September, Rae* showed up to our Zoom meeting late and fatigued, unlike her usual self. “Probably not Covid”, she said. Seeing her state, I suggested rescheduling to...

How to manage US RSUs and Stock Options awards when living overseas

Many US companies include equity-based compensation as part of the overall employee package. Regardless where the employees are based, they may be rewarded the same US company stocks listed on a US stock exchange. As employees become more globally mobile, increasingly...

3 Essential Tools for Managing US Finances from Overseas

Chances are if you are reading this blog, you have or will have the need for managing US finances from overseas. I did in the past 11 years. While I’ve discussed extensively about how to plan for your financial life on the go, I haven’t written specifically on the...

Tax Loss Harvesting for US expats and expats in the US

We’ve finally entered a period of time with big drawdown and volatility in the market. While it’s not great that some of your long-term investment temporarily lost value, it’s a good time to consider Tax Loss Harvesting. As this strategy is related to US income tax,...

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