Classic Bike Collecting Dust Is Better Than a Dog of an Underdog 

When initially considering what my worst investment was, I thought about the 50-year-old Royal Enfield motorcycle that I bought in my early 40s (guess why?), which is so delicate that it never works and just stands in my mother-in-law’s garage in Switzerland. But on further reflection, it still makes me happy that I own this bike, which means: “I’m…

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Classic Case of Caveat Emptor (Let the Buyer Beware)

My biggest mistake was the purchase of a presale condominium unit in the Philippines as an investment without doing sufficient due diligence on the developer and the process itself.     Investor puts singular belief in property salesperson I just believed what the real estate broker told me and now I’m at risk of defaulting and losing all the down payments that I have made over the course of more than two…

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‘Try Before You Buy’, If at All Possible

The worst investment I have ever made in Thailand was buying land. I had the idea of building a house for my parents on a block in Cha-am, Phetchaburi province, at the southern end of the Kingdom’s central region.   Don’t buy a home unless you really want to live there  After I acquired the land, my parents lived in the area for a few months on my suggestion because I thought it would…

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