UK Stocks & Shares ISA (Account Options)

ISAs are a really interesting kind of account – there’s nothing even close to them in the US, where you can invest, allow your investments to grow tax-deferred, and then withdraw them whenever you want. Sadly, that means the IRS doesn’t recognize them as anything special – but I think they still have a placeContinue reading “UK Stocks & Shares ISA (Account Options)”

UK Self-Invested Personal Pension (Account Options)

A Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) is a common type of retirement savings vehicle in the UK. It doesn’t have a neat equivalent in the US – it’s kind of like a 401(k) but just for you. Synopsis A SIPP is very similar to a UK employer-provided pension, although won’t typically have employer contributions (it’s allowed,Continue reading “UK Self-Invested Personal Pension (Account Options)”

Before You Move

I’ve put together this list of things you might want to do if you’re a US citizen thinking of moving to the UK, but you haven’t left the US yet. Not all of these are required, and the list can’t be 100% comprehensive for everybody’s individual situation, but it might save you some serious pain.Continue reading “Before You Move”

US Roth IRA (Account Options)

Number 2 in the series on account options – full list is at Account Options. Edit 07Jul21: I’ve changed my view on whether Roth IRAs need to be opened before leaving the US – I no longer think that’s a requirement, although it’s logistically easier. I’ve updated the post to reflect that. Edit 13Aug21: ThereContinue reading “US Roth IRA (Account Options)”

Welcome

Thanks for finding my new site, focusing on FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early) for Americans who live in the UK, or want to. This site grew out of an idea that I had after helping a number of people on both Facebook and Reddit. There is lots of information out there about how to invest forContinue reading “Welcome”