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The Goldstein on Gelt Show is a global investment and financial planning radio show designed to educate and entertain its listeners with financial strategies and investment tips. Investment advisor Douglas Goldstein hosts the weekly show, which can also be heard at, and is the director of Profile Investment Services, Ltd.,

The Goldstein on Gelt Show is a global investment and financial planning radio show designed to educate and entertain its listeners with financial strategies and investment tips. Investment advisor Douglas Goldstein hosts the weekly show, which can also be heard at, and is the director of Profile Investment Services, Ltd.,
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The Goldstein on Gelt Show is a global investment and financial planning radio show designed to educate and entertain its listeners with financial strategies and investment tips. Investment advisor Douglas Goldstein hosts the weekly show, which can also be heard at, and is the director of Profile Investment Services, Ltd.,




The Financial Side of Israeli Divorces

Israeli divorces are different than American ones. Jay Hait, a licensed lawyer in both America and Israel, joins the show to discuss the financial implications of divorce in Israel. Learn what the most common financial mistakes made when getting a divorce and how to avoid them. Every couple needs a financial plan. Jay highlights some of the legal issue about Israeli divorces and stresses the importance of creating a binding agreements. Jay explains his own view on the financial aspect of...


How A Woman Can Achieve Financial Freedom

What does financial freedom look like to you? Believe it or not, everyone has different definitions of what financial freedom is. What situation would you have to be in to feel financially secure? Linda P. Jones, the founder of Be Wealth & Smart VIP Experience, an online investment program that mentors woman financially, joins the show today to discuss common conceptions of financial freedom and how ordinary people can reach financial security. Listen to learn the three components of...


Debunking the Myth That It’s Hard to Open a U.S. Brokerage Account

Even though the United States is strict about opening U.S. brokerage accounts from overseas, if you’re not a money launderer or criminal, it is easy to open a U.S brokerage account from overseas. As a financial advisor specialized in cross-border financial matters, Doug has over two decades experience in opening U.S. brokerage accounts for people who don’t have an American address. Unsure why your address might impact your ability to open an account? Listen to Doug’s discussion with Joe...


Understanding Estate Tax

When you die will your heirs need to pay estate tax? The distribution of a deceased person’s assets is a complicated process that may become more complicated when estate tax is involved. Ron Zalben, CPA at Aboulafa Avital Shrensky & Company law firm and frequent guest on The Goldstein on Gelt Show, shares insights on estate tax. Listen to learn if your estate will be subjected to estate tax, and what the current laws are. Did you, or are you anticipating receiving an inheritance? Doug...


How to receive an inheritance

If a loved one recently passed, do you know what you need to do to claim your inheritance? Israeli law requires heirs to have a transfer certificate to claim an inheritance. What is a transfer certificate? Where can you get one? Today’s guest has the answers… Ron Zalben, a partner at Aboulafa Avital Shrensky & Company, has extensive knowledge of estate tax laws and transfer certificates. Getting a certificate can be a tedious process, but it is necessary to claim or transfer any assets....


Why Do You Need a Power of Attorney?

What exactly is a power of attorney, and when would it come into play? Russell Mayer, a Senior Partner at Livnat Mayer & Company, explains what a power of attorney (POA) is and when people would typically need to use one. A power of attorney gives someone else the authority to handle your affairs in the event you can’t. There are several different types of power of attorney, and knowing which is the most appropriate can be complicated. In fact, Americans who recently moved to Israel may be...


Why is Having a Will so Important?

Why is it important to have a will, if it only comes into play after you no longer are alive? Russell Mayer, an estate attorney based in Israel, explains how the law distributes an investor’s assets after their death and why having a valid will makes a difference. Doug and Russell examine how a will works and who needs to be involved in creating it. Russell stresses the importance of each spouse having a separate will (some things just aren’t meant to be shared!). The death of a loved one...


How to Make Money in the Stock Market Month is OVER!

How to Make Money in the Stock Market Month is coming to a close. Today’s show will be a recap of what The Goldstein on Gelt Show covered about the stock market during the month and what subscribers can expect next month. If you subscribed to The Goldstein on Gelt newsletter, Doug has sent you an invite to today’s webinar. If you did not have the opportunity to attend the free webinar, but want to watch, email me and I’ll send you a link to the replay. In the past month, Doug unpackaged a...


Why Stock Trading Isn’t a Great Way to Make Money

Are you considering stock trading as a way to make money? Don’t! While stock trading may pump up your adrenalin, it hasn’t necessarily been proven to drive up your market returns. If you’re wondering why stock trading isn’t as great as it is cracked up to be, download Doug’s free resource that explains why. The resource uncovers why stock trading is a bad investment strategy. Doug explains why stock traders don’t do well and what investment strategies do work. Download free resource:...


How to Choose a Mutual Fund

Do you know how to choose a mutual fund to best meet your investment goals? Doug just created The Mutual Fund Buying Checklist to help you choose mutual funds! Download it now! In a recent listener’s letter, Doug was asked if mutual funds were still a good investment. He was also asked if it is illegal for Americans living abroad to purchase them. Listen to today’s episode to get the answers. And remember if you are an American expat, you should always work with a cross-border financial...


The Benefits of ETFs

Do you know the benefits of ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds)? While some investors like to pick their own individually stocks, statistically their overall returns tend to be lower than someone who invests in a mutual fund or ETF. Listen to today’s episode to learn what to look for in choosing an ETF and how to use them effectively. Long-investors who want to hedge their bets may find that investing in ETFs is the answer to having a stress-free portfolio. Download a free resource that outlines...


So Many Stocks – How Do I Pick a Good Stock?

How does an investor pick a good stock when there are so many to choose from? What if choosing a stock didn’t have to be so complicated? Download Doug’s free resource to help you make educated stock choices. The eight-point list is complete with practical advice on picking stock. However, don’t only use this list as your criteria for choosing stocks. Investors should always work closely with a professional financial advisor to build their portfolio, making sure it will both meet their...


5 Signs a Widow is Going Broke

One of the biggest problems facing a widow (other than the devastating loss of their spouse) is the fear of going broke. Losing your life’s partner is a very emotional time. Many times a widow is faced with decisions she has never had to consider before, including financial decisions. If you are close to a widow, would you know if she were having financial problems or if she was facing the possibility of going broke? Doug created a list of signs that might possibly indicate a widow (or...


Protect Your Investments From Hackers

How do you protect your investments? Doug created a free resource containing ten steps to help you protect your investments from hackers. These ten steps are effortless and practical. Download Protect Your Investments from Hackers with These 10 Easy Steps. Keep all of your investments secure before investing. Download free resource: Protect Your Investments from Hackers with These 10 Easy Steps Do you want to become a better investor? Doug recently announced that he is creating an online...


How to Open a U.S. Brokerage Account from Israel

Did you get a “Dear John” letter from your U.S. brokerage account informing you that your account will be closed? A Goldstein on Gelt Show listener recently received a letter from their U.S. brokerage firm dropping them as a client. The listener wants to know if there is an easy way to open a U.S. brokerage account from Israel. And there is! There are U.S. brokerage firms that work with cross-border investors every day. Profile Investment Services, Ltd. is a Jerusalem based investing firm...


10 Keys to a Financially Stable Marriage

Do you and your spouse have a financially stable marriage? In honor of his 26 wedding anniversary (BatSheva - looking forwards to many more!!!), Doug created a free resource to help you make sure you and your spouse are mindful of how money affects your marriage. You can build a financially stable marriage in different ways: you can jointly review your financial statements regularly, stay away from debt, or go shopping together. Download a series of practical tips for a financially happy...


How to Start Financial Communication

How can couples have better financial communication? Doug defines six ways spouses can keep the lines of communication open. Whether it is discussing money in a certain way or scheduling a meeting with your spouse, Doug’s free resource How to Talk to Your Spouse When You’re Careful with Money and He’s a Spender will keep all of your financial conversations on track. Download free resource: How to Talk to Your Spouse When You’re Careful with Money and He’s a Spender Are your U.S. tax returns...


How to Achieve Financial Success

What does financial success look like? There isn’t a formula for financial success, but there are steps you can take to achieve financial stability. The step are your “financial plan” – and everyone’s financial plan looks different. Doug explains how a financial advisor should guide you towards success through a deep understanding of your financial position. Dealing with American financial advisors when you live abroad Why would a U.S. financial advisor limit his interactions with a client...


How Monte Carlo Simulations Help in Financial Planning

Monte Carlo simulations take a huge amount of data and possible variables and let you know the chance of a specific outcome. Financial planners use Monte Carlo simulations to look at all sources of cash flow, income from investments, possible market scenarios and predict whether you’ll “make it” in retirement. Watch a short video about Monte Carlo simulations. While Monte Carlo simulations are a starting point to financial planning, Doug’s interview with Dr. Harry Markowitz titled Can Modern...


How to Invest for Growth

Financial planners frequently meet with folks who want to invest for growth. After all, who doesn’t want to see their portfolio grow? But, growth also means capital gains tax. Are there any investments that encourage portfolio growth but have limited tax liability? On today’s show, Doug answers a listener question about investing for growth. “Jeff” asks if there are investments that encourage portfolio growth, but have little tax liability. While an investment advisor, and not a tax advisor,...