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11 Apr
Panama and Colombia split image. Medellin Botero sculpture garden and Bay of Panama

Comparing Panama And Colombia: Living, Retiring, And Investing

While both have so much to offer right now, Panama and Colombia couldn’t be more different. I’ve been alerting you to the opportunities on offer in these countries for years. I first recommended Panama for retirement and investment 20 years ago, and I began heartily endorsing Colombia, specifically Medellín, a decade ago. How do these […]

04 Apr
Beach in Brazil in front of city

Top Countries Where U.S. Dollars Get You A Big Discount

Put Your Strong Dollar To Work In These 4 Top Markets If you're holding U.S. dollars, 2019 is the best year in a long time for harnessing your buying power abroad. The dollar's current strength is creating some amazing bargains in countries that trade properties in their local currency. I call this temporary distortion a [...]
29 Oct
people at giants causeway and rainbows

Options For Getting Your Child A Second Passport At Birth

Serious Legacy Upside Kathleen and I were living in Ireland when our son Jackson was born. I wish we could take credit for being impressively strategic in our planning, but the truth is that Waterford just happened to be our home when Jackson arrived on the scene. You could say that this geographic happenstance turned [...]
24 Sep
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Diversify Offshore So You Don’t Find Yourself Out Of Options

Trade Wars, Bureaucrats, And Brexit Some residents of the Carolinas found themselves out of options this month. Some Carolinians weren’t able—for various reasons—to heed the mandatory hurricane evacuation announcements. Eventually, they had to be rescued. Very unfortunate situation… that reminded me why I’ve worked so hard to organize my life the way that I have. [...]
23 Jul
Bull Run Statue in Pamplona, Spain

Cultural Respect: Running From The Bulls, But Not The BS

Anyone Buying Into A Cultural Appropriation Argument Is A Moron Earlier this month Kathleen and I traveled with a group of friends to Pamplona, Spain, for the Festival of San Fermín... The annual Running of the Bulls that Mr. Hemingway made so famous. Kathleen reported on our expat adventure in her daily dispatch... and, well, some [...]
18 Jun
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I Can Show You How To Retire Without Social Security Checks

It’s Official—Social Security Is Running Out Of Funds... Here's What You Need To Do Now The Social Security Administration will have to begin dipping into its trust fund this year... and the fund will run dry in 16 years. That's the official proclamation of the report published last week. What does this mean for folks [...]
16 Apr
Aerial view of santo domingo, in the Dominican Republic showing high rise appartments and the town. In the distance you can see some mountains

Is Santo Domingo The World’s Next Big Property Market?

It’s Panama 2000 All Over Again I visited Panama for the first time in early 2000. The United States had just handed over the Canal Zone to the Panamanians. Everyone was worried. Would Panama be able to manage the Canal on its own? Meantime, Panama's economy went into shock after the tens of thousands of [...]
12 Apr
happy looking senior man looks out into the distance in beautiful green countryside

Purpose: Your New Life Overseas Won’t Last Without It

How Not To Become A Complaining Drunk In Your New Life Overseas When I ask attendees at conferences what they've got planned after they've made their moves overseas, many tell me they intend to play a lot of golf... or go deep-sea fishing every day. While those activities can be fun... and you could do [...]