I’ve started writing my new book about personal finance for English teachers abroad, which I hope will have a broader appeal than my first book, How to Get a University Job in South Korea: The English Teaching Job of Your Dreams and have now realized just how serious of an undertaking this actually is. There are so many rabbit holes one could get lost in and never escape out of. Thankfully, I have plenty of time during this winter vacation to do it, but it will definitely take me significantly longer to write than my first book.
Perhaps the most helpful information that people want to know is about home-country taxes and government sponsored retirement savings plan like IRA’s (USA) and RRSP’s (Canada) but even the financial gurus out there say to consult with an international tax accountant for advice specific to each situation. I’ll do lots of research and try my best to produce something that is helpful, most likely with lots of links to quality resources that I’ve found along with some general kind of advice for the main countries where English teachers come from.
In the meantime, I really recommend checking out The Global Expatriate’s Guide to Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat
if you are an expat working abroad and trying to figure out your financial life. It’s some good reading