FIRE Across the Pond

FIRE Across the Pond

Financial Independence for Americans in the UK

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Spring Budget 2023

I’ll defer to others for a summary of the overall budget that Jeremy Hunt announced today (e.g. MoneySavingExpert or the Guardian), but a few bullet points relevant to investing for Americans in the UK: I had hoped for some mention of the reforms to the KID/KIID requirements that prevent UK residents from buying US ETFs,…

Wise Stocks & Interest Assets – Beware of PFICs!

Many Americans in the UK use Wise (formerly known as TransferWise) to transfer money between GBP and USD and take advantage of their “Borderless” accounts to facilitate a multi-currency lifestyle. I used Wise myself when I first moved to the UK, and generally think it’s a great product – it was a vital lifeline for…

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