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Mark Ridley’s Foreign Exchange (Always an Expat S1:E18)

Episode 18 Shownotes – Mark Ridley

This week Richard is joined by longtime friend and expert in foreign exchange and global payments (and East London native) Mark Ridley. Together they explore Ridley’s personal and professional journey as a British expat living in the United States, highlight the nuances of expatriate life and discuss the challenges of adjusting to a new country and the opportunities it presents.

Three main takeaways from this episode are:

The Importance of Adaptability: Mark’s story emphasizes the need for expatriates to be open and adaptable to new experiences. Despite having expectations based on previous visits and professional experiences in the U.S., living there full-time presented unforeseen challenges and opportunities.

Financial Planning for Expatriates: The conversation sheds light on the significance of early and effective financial planning for expatriates. Richard highlights the unique financial challenges faced by British expats in the U.S. and the importance of managing pensions, investments, and savings to secure a stable future.

Cultural and Social Adjustments: Richard and Mark discuss the cultural and social adjustments expatriates must make, from understanding local customs and work ethics to finding community and making new friends.

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About Richard

Richard Taylor is a British expat, dual citizen (UK & US). Originally from Bolton, he now lives in Greenwich, CT, where Plan First Wealth has its head office.

As the firm’s leader, Richard launched Taylor & Taylor, now Plan First Wealth, and continues to fuel the firm’s growth. Richard is a Chartered Financial Planner (UK – CII) in addition to holding the IMC (CFA UK) and Series 65 (US – FINRA).

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About Mark

Mark Ridley is a FX Payments Expert with 30 years experience in Financial Services across Europe and the US. After spending years learning the ins and outs of the industry, he started his own FX payments business in 2020 that provides live, near-market rates, incredible risk management, and top service—all while helping companies who do international business make more money.

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