American-born Randy Landsman was already an established financial advisor to high-level executives in New York when a chat with a lifetime friend led him to start advising NYPD officers on how to maximize their retirement benefits. Helping New York City’s finest secure themselves financially, Randy saw a huge opportunity. Now Beacon Financial Education, a part of Landsman’s Beacon Global Group, aims to provide clear, hands-on financial education and information to expats of all stripes – from CEOs to graduates.
Moving to a new country is an exciting and confusing time. Cultural differences, language barriers, the strange food and unfamiliar streets are difficult enough to wrap your head around. Throw byzantine government bureaucracy, labyrinthine local tax laws and bizarre banking practices into the mix and relocation can be overwhelming.