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On this week’s Goldstein on Gelt podcast, , Doug speaks to economist Dr. Bharat P. Bhatta, a professor of economics at Sogn og Fjordane University in Norway, about a new way to charge for overweight on international flights. Dr. Bhatta suggests charging passengers for their own physical weight in addition to their luggage. So is it time for you to step on the scales along with your suitcases, or do you need to ditch your overweight?

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Douglas Goldstein, CFP®, is the director of Profile Investment Services, Ltd, a financial planning and investment services firm specializing in working with Americans living in Israel who have investment accounts in America. Doug’s newest book, co-authored with Susan Polgar, about using chess strategies to improve your finances, Rich As A King can be purchased at www.richasaking.com. He is a licensed financial professional both in the U.S. and Israel. Securities offered through Portfolio Resources Group, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC, MSRB, FSI. Accounts held at Pershing LLC., Member NYSE/SIPC, a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Neither Profile nor PRG gives tax or legal advice. Before immigrating to Israel, it is advisable to consult with a tax attorney who is knowledgeable about Israeli law. Contact at doug@profile-financial.com

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