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Author: Lief Simon

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
social security card and money concept

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 [...]
29 Mar
Inside an aquaponics greenhouse showing rows of produce being grown

Updates On Thailand’s Growing Aquaponics Investment

Great News From Thailand… And How You Can Profit From It I heard this week from the developer of the aquaponics project in Thailand that we've been reporting on for the past 18 months. He wrote to share the good news that he has made the first crop payments to early Live and Invest Overseas [...]
12 Mar
Black and white cartoon of a stressed man reading a sheet of paper.

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 [...]
11 Jan

10 Best Places To Buy Real Estate Overseas In 2018

Lief Simon Names The 10 Best Property Markets For 2018 In today's complicated world, international property stands out more strongly than ever among investment options because it is both a hard asset and one of the best current opportunities for generating cash flow while building real, long-term wealth. Whether you're contemplating a first purchase overseas [...]
18 Dec
Christmas Tree offshore

Why Offshore Structures Are A Lot Like Christmas Trees

Going offshore is easier in today’s world than it’s ever been. Ease is no longer the challenge. The challenge today is choice. You have almost too many when trying to decide where to live and invest overseas. Cost is a factor for most people, but the reality is you can spend as little or as […]