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Living in Thailand: The Expat Guide for 2024

Living in Thailand: The Expat Guide for 2024

Thailand has long been a popular destination for expats, drawing retirees, digital nomads, and many seeking to begin a new life abroad. Arguably, Thailand is home to more expats than anywhere else in Asia. The expat community in Thailand has grown to approximately two...

9 Countries Without Income Tax

9 Countries Without Income Tax

Last updated February 29th, 2024. Income taxes are a major source of revenue for governments around the world. However, there are several countries with no income tax in Asia. You might ask, how is it possible for zero tax countries to exist? Well, in many cases, they...

How to Invest in Kazakhstan: Asia’s Overlooked Powerhouse

How to Invest in Kazakhstan: Asia’s Overlooked Powerhouse

Last updated February 17th, 2024. Why would anyone ever want to invest in Kazakhstan real estate? That's a legitimate question anyone could have when they hear the name of the country. But if you take a good look at the world's map, you'll find the answer: right in...

Top 10 Safest Banks in Asia

Top 10 Safest Banks in Asia

Last updated March 3rd, 2024. Asia is home to the world's safest banks. In fact, they're far better-capitalized than their counterparts in the US. Yet this wasn't always true. Not long ago, Switzerland and Liechtenstein were considered the "gold standard" of countries...

Property Developers in Asia: Why You Shouldn’t Buy From Them

Property Developers in Asia: Why You Shouldn’t Buy From Them

Last updated November 25th, 2023.   Naturally, the demand for property investment in Asia invites less scrupulous people to come out of the woodwork to supply these supposed opportunities. Property developers have traditionally fulfilled this role, playing on the...

Best Countries to Invest in 2023

Best Countries to Invest in 2023

Update for 2024: We've now entered the new year! The best countries to invest in 2024 are covered in our updated guide. The past few years have been interesting for global markets, to say the least, and it’s unlikely that 2023 will be any different. As such, the best...

Can Vietnam’s Economy Stay the Strongest in Asia?

Can Vietnam’s Economy Stay the Strongest in Asia?

Last updated December 27th, 2023.   Officially, Vietnam remains one of the few communist countries left on earth. Yet, over the past few decades, this rapidly growing nation of 100 million people has become a capitalist powerhouse. The Vietnamese government...

Why Your Vacation Home Isn’t a Good Investment

Why Your Vacation Home Isn’t a Good Investment

Last updated December 25th, 2023.   For about a decade, we've advised our clients and readers that they should never combine a vacation home with an investment. Mixing a lifestyle purchase with an optimal investment has never been a good idea. If anything, the...

Top 3 Dividend Stocks in Singapore

Top 3 Dividend Stocks in Singapore

Traders often prefer stocks that yield high dividend payouts because of their stable cash flow. As arguably the most stable country in Asia, Singapore's top dividend stocks may be a wise purchase for the conservative investor. Singapore offers traders a type of safety...

Top 5 Countries to Retire in Asia

Top 5 Countries to Retire in Asia

Last updated January 19th, 2024.   Choosing where you want to spend the rest of your life when you retire can be a tough decision. If you’ve considered retiring in Asia, you're already on a great path. This article will help you figure out which country in Asia...