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Author: Lief Simon

20 Jan
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Finding True Wealth: What Is Your Magic Retirement Number?

On the plane flying from Paris to Panama earlier this month, I read an article about a librarian who made the decision to take all of her money out of the stock market. It’s not that she’s worried about the stock market crashing. It’s that she’s reached her number. As the woman explained, she’s accumulated […]

17 Jan
Skyview of Manila, Philippines

7 Emerging Markets In 2022 For Offshore Diversification

If you aren’t taking at least some of your profits out of the U.S. stock market and putting it into real estate overseas, you’re not paying attention. The question isn’t whether to diversify beyond U.S. markets and specifically beyond U.S. stocks… it’s where, specifically, you should be placing those gains. Where am I focused this […]

13 Jan
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The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion Explained

How To Earn $224,000 Tax Free In 2022 The most important tool in the U.S. expat's tax toolbox is the foreign-earned income exclusion (referred to in tax-planning circles as the FEIE or "the exclusion"). If you qualify, it allows you to exclude up to US$112,000 in 2022 foreign-earned income from U.S. federal income tax. All [...]
06 Jan
Traditional half-timbered houses on a canal in France

You May Be Surprised At How Low Taxes In Europe Can Be

People often take Europe off the list of possibilities for where to move or invest overseas because they assume the residency options are too limited or the tax implications too onerous. The truth is that residency can be easier to obtain in some European countries than it is in some Latin American countries… and the […]

30 Dec
Skyline at night of Bogota, Capital City of Colombia

Market Distortions Are The Key Chance To Profit In 2022

As 2021 comes to an end, it’s increasingly difficult to recall the world as it was before COVID-19 joined the party. Trying to predict what 2022 will look like is anybody’s guess. Travel has become as hassled an administrative process as I remember it from 30 and 40 years ago. Only now rather than collecting […]

20 Dec
Beautiful houses next to blue waters in the island of Skiathos in Greece

The Top Profitable Investments For 2022

In a make-or-break year like 2022, it’s critical to make the smart investment choice.Property is a safe bet, and trophy properties are on sale all around the world right now…But what offers the best return on your money?You need to know where to look, you need bargaining power, and

06 Dec
'Tax time' memo on 1040 individual tax form

Understanding U.S. Taxes When Living Abroad

Double Taxation And Other Offshore Tax Myths The United States and Eritrea, a small African nation, are the only two countries in the world to tax citizens on their worldwide income no matter where they live. Other countries tax their citizens only if they reside or earn money in the country. Americans living abroad have [...]