Money 101: Personal Finance, Investing, and Retirement for Residents of Japan

Many teachers in Japan would like to get their finances in order, but aren’t quite sure where to start. This exposes them to three big potential dangers: not doing anything, doing the wrong thing, and being taken advantage of by ‘advisors’ or financial institutions.

This workshop covered basic aspects of personal finance and investing, as well as specific investing and retirement options for residents of Japan. A reading list of websites and recommended books were provided.The two books listed below were recommended reading.

“Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence” By  Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez

and

“The Millionaire Teacher” By Andrew Hallam

For FREE .epub copies of those books just email me:

Burton2 triplegem(at)akita-pu.ac.jp

People came with questions, and left with information and a road map of where to find answers. Putting your financial affairs in order is like planting a tree: the best time to do it was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.
About the presenter:

Ben Shearon is an English teacher based in Sendai, Japan. He is passionate about extensive reading and personal finance. Ben runs the teaching blog sendaiben.org and the personal finance site retirejapan.info.

 

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