I didn't make a big fuss about reaching financial freedom, but it's a pretty good feeling. It's been a year now since I've left corporate employment to rest, play, and set off in a new direction. Thankfully, my expenses have stayed under control and my portfolio feels moderately stable with a cash buffer built in. This is my annual financial freedom review and a few thoughts on reaching that big financial freedom goal.
With the JSE making up less than 1% of world stock markets, it makes sense to take at least some of your portfolio offshore. Investing offshore is an essential hedge against a weakening rand too. But how exactly do you go about it? Rest assured, if you're taking less than R1 million per tax year offshore, a lot of the red tape of the past has been removed. Here are 3 easy ways to invest internationally.