Just in time to open your 2018 account
Well, the RetireJapan Guide to NISA came out yesterday :)
I hope it will be a useful resource for people who are thinking about getting started investing through NISA but don't really know what to do.
It includes information about the new tsumitate NISA that starts next year, as well as the ordinary NISA and junior NISA accounts.
The launch price is 1,000 yen and it will be available at this price until I publish the next Guide (at the end of February), at which point it will go up to 2,000 yen.
This is probably not the final version of the Guide to NISA. Based on feedback and us spotting typos, we'll do an update and get it professionally formatted in the next couple of weeks. That update should go out before Christmas.
The concept for the RetireJapan Guides is that they will be updated over time, and anyone who buys one will be sent subsequent editions for ever.
I don't think anyone needs to buy one: they could just read through the RetireJapan site and past blog posts, and ask questions in the forum to get the same information.
What the Guide does is provide the information in a concise and organized manner. It should save people a lot of time.
So if you haven't opened a NISA account yet and would like to learn more before doing so, you might find the Guide useful.
More importantly, if you have a friend who is interested in opening an account please tell them about the RetireJapan site and/or the Guide. Thanks!
* During the course of writing the Guide I discovered that NISA may not be a good fit for US citizens. If anyone is a US taxpayer and also using a NISA account, I would love to hear from you. Please email me or leave a comment below or in the forum. Thanks!