I have been offered jobs in ME.
Please expand on the topic of "investment". Are you talking about buying a bar?
Yes, of course I want to have my cake and eat it. I want to be able to live in Thailand - do I have to go to the moon to make that a possibility?? I am tempted to leave teaching altogether.
The "passive voice"
About 10K Sterling + 20K a year if I up sticks to raghead land.
Well, that's not much. Assuming a 10% return (this IS possible with some ETFs and a certain aggressive equity portfolio), your initial 10k could turn into 83gbp/mo. in passive income--or 4117 baht. Save for a year and triple this to 12351, and now we're talking about having your rent covered while your teaching income goes to playing.
It's possible--it's doable--but you should save some more capital AND read up on investing. The Intelligent Investor is a good place to start, as well as investopedia. I'm happy to answer any specific questions you have as well. And, no, I'm not going to tell you what stocks to buy or ask you to give me money to manage for you.
Haven't we been through all this already? Your 10% return makes no sense. Aggressive = risk. You may as well go to casino and try your luck.
It would actually be more prudent to daytrade.
1) keep 6 months of earnings aside as emergency cash
2) buy and maintain a solid health insurance policy
3) pay down any debt
4) put aside cash for investments, beginning with a stock index fund (lowest fees, least risk)
5) save early, regularly, and as often as you can
6) work in a high salary country, spend holidays in a relatively inexpensive country
7) ignore advice to educate yourself financially if you have no interest in doing so
8) avoid financial instruments you don't understand
9) ignore all business opportunites with Nigerians
...majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd...