Brush off the passport, pack the bags, and plop down in your favorite lazy spot because we’re going global on today’s show! In this special Living Abroad episode, we invite world travelers living in various countries to share how they did it, what they should’ve learned earlier, and what life experiences they’ve gained since settling into their new lives.
Joining our round table is a French native and former Guatemala-living Pauline Paquin from the Reach Financial Independence blog, Jim White from the Route to Retire blog (who moved to Panama with his wife and daughter at 43), and Travis Luther, author of Fun Side of the Wall, a book explaining why baby boomers are flocking to Mexico for retirement.
Friday Fintech: Jassby – An App for Families
After our trio wraps up all things travel Joe sits down with Benny Nachman, founder of the family money-sharing app Jassby. The app provides an easy-to-use system that lets parents assign responsibilities to children, pay allowances, and even setup a virtual debit card.
Listener Voicemail: Gifting Stocks?
During our MagnifyMoney segment, we take on a question about gifting stocks to students from high school teacher Jake. Additionally, he asks, is there a good way to buy fractional shares as a gift? A few of the stocks his students are interested in are a few hundred dollars a piece… not exactly feasible to buy for a whole class.
As always, Doug has some post-Fintech airtime to deliver his game-show trivia.
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Our topic: Moving And Living Abroad!
Here’s some points we touch on with our contributors:
- What attracted you to moving abroad?
- Were you afraid of something, but realized you didn’t need to be?
- What should you have been concerned about that you weren’t?
- What life experiences have you gained?
A big thanks to our contributors! You can check out more links for our guests below.
Interested in learning more about Guatemala living? Pauline is always posting her latest adventures and thoughts on her blog Reach Financial Independence.
Want to read more about how Jim did his family relocation? You’ll find his story, plus plenty of more content at the Route To Retire blog.
Friday Fintech: Jassby
A big thanks to Benny Nachman for spending some time with us! You can download Jassby on your smartphone, or learn more about the app at Jassby.com.
Doug’s Game Show Trivia
- How much did the US theater industry rake in from food and beverage sales in 2019?
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- Jake is a high school teacher who wants to get his students more involved with finance. He asks: how can he gift fractional shares to his class?
Written by: Richie Rutter-Reese
Did you love today’s show? Check out this Fintech segment for more discussion on living abroad: The Top Countries For Digital Nomads