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<h1 class="entry-title">Author: <span class="vcard">Lief Simon</span></h1>
17 Dec
.38 mm handgun and bullets.

Gun Ownership, Safety, and Crime In Belize

One of the questions I am most frequently asked about Belize is: Is it really safe? Unlike Mexico, Guatemala, and other countries in the region, Belize has no organized crime. In Belize, no drug cartels are fighting for dominance or control. Luckily, this sleepy little country seems too small to interest those types. That said, […]

14 Dec
Young man and woman Working in a Home Grown Vegetable Garden.

Pursuing A Self-Sufficient Lifestyle

In a world of uncertainty, having an escape plan can help you sleep better. The details of such a plan differ for everyone. Maybe a nest egg on deposit in an offshore bank account somewhere is all you need to feel comfortable and confident about your and your family’s future. Or maybe you’re interested in […]

27 Jan
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Why Panama City Continues To Be A Great Place To Invest

When The World’s In Turmoil, This Country Is Your Safe Harbor Hotel occupancy rates have fallen steadily over the past 10 years in Panama City… while rental yields have increased over the same period. Glad I’ve been a landlord in this city this past decade and not a hotelier. What else did we discuss during [...]
04 Nov
church and colorful houses, cobh ireland

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 [...]
31 Oct
A man asking the tough questions

Why Buying Property With An LLC Offshore Is 100% Legal

The Experts Have Got This All Wrong My first work overseas experience was more than 25 years ago… in Chad. I was sent to the country on assignment by the oil-drilling company I was working for to fill in for their administrative manager while she took her six weeks annual vacation. Before the trip, the [...]
14 Oct
brazil beach real estate

The Best Places To Buy Real Estate Overseas In 2019

Lief Simon's 4 Favorite Overseas Property Markets Today I'm all in on real estate overseas. It's the cornerstone of my investment portfolio and of my personal Freedom Plan. In our world today, international property stands out more strongly than ever among investment options because it is both a hard asset and one of the best [...]
19 Aug
A businessman looking through a giant keyhole

3 Situations To Avoid When Diversifying Your Life Offshore

Three Cautionary Tales—How Not To Go Offshore I'm hearing regularly from readers struggling with how, specifically, to get started planning and benefiting from a life diversified offshore. Should they start with a second residency... many want to know... Or an offshore bank account? Is a property purchase a good initial step... or would it be [...]