My Ideal Escape Plan In a world of uncertainty, having an escape hatch can help you sleep better. Everyone’s Plan B will look different. 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A Unique Low-Risk, High-Yield Opportunity In My Favorite Market One of the presenters at our Live and Invest in Colombia Conference taking place in Medellín this week is a colleague in this city who has put together a factoring investment opportunity that has its basis in the struggles this country has faced over the past few decades. [...]
Arbitrage Your Lifestyle To Live Better While Spending Less Inflation erodes buying power over time. That's why inflation-resistant investments like real estate and precious metals should be a part of everyone's investment portfolio. However, I see spreading your life across countries, currencies, and economies as an inflation hedge, as well. If you were worth US$1 [...]
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 […]
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 [...]
“Pop!” went the bottle of Veuve Clicquot in Kathleen’s hands. She leaned over to fill the flutes on the table then stood up to pass them around. “Congratulations!” she and I bid together to friends Peg and April, the four of us holding our champagne flutes high and clinking.
Up To 24% Per Year For Me… And A Legacy Of Income For My Kids, Too My approach to investing in real estate has evolved since my first real estate purchase when I was 27 years old. For that first investment, I operated according to the principles of OPM—other people’s money. Buying a highly leveraged [...]
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 [...]
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