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Author: Lief Simon

10 Dec
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Why We Feel As Safe Living In Paris As We Would In The U.S.

What's Really Going On In Paris? We missed the first two weekends of protests in Paris. The weekend they started, Kathleen and I were in Ireland visiting friends. The next weekend we were in the States for Thanksgiving. The third protest Saturday, we were here in the city, but, despite our apartment being just a [...]
29 Nov
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The Three Ways You Can Qualify For Portugal’s Golden Visa

World's Best Residency And Citizenship Program Dozens of countries offer residency- and citizenship-through-investment programs. The United States and Canada, for example, have used these kinds of programs to attract wealthy immigrants for generations. More recently, countries on our radar have been trying to woo the world's wealthy in the market for backup residency and passports. [...]
26 Nov
How And Why To Obtain Ecuadorean Citizenship

How And Why To Obtain Ecuadorean Citizenship

Easy Residency, Easy Citizenship—Two Reasons To Be Paying Attention To Ecuador Other than for random, one-off real estate investment opportunities, Ecuador has never been high on my list of top offshore destinations. This country is more a lifestyle choice than a place to think about planting an offshore flag… with one important and notable exception. [...]
12 Nov
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Considering Your Tax Options? Remember To Put Profits First

Why I'm Sometimes OK Paying More Taxes A few years ago, after reading an article I'd written detailing an American's ongoing obligation to file a tax return with the IRS each year even after he's moved overseas, a reader wrote in to correct me. The reader proudly pointed out that an American does not need [...]
01 Nov
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Assessing The Implications Of Trump’s Jus Solis Plans

How Trump Could Make My Grandchildren Stateless Turns out, my Monday missive on the opportunities presented by countries offering jus soli citizenship was timelier than I realized at the time. Within 24 hours of our publishing that essay, President Trump announced that he is considering issuing an executive order to eliminate jus soli in the United States. As I pointed out [...]
25 Oct
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Find Out Where Money Grows On Trees For Up To 80 Years

Cash Flow Of Up To 45% Per Year (I’m Not Kidding) 2018 has been a great year for us global property investors... And it's not over yet. In fact, I'd say my latest discovery is the best we've had all year. The numbers are compelling... For a one-time investment of US$39,000, you can position yourself [...]
22 Oct
Lago di Barrea town by the water, Abruzzo Italy

Bargain Real Estate And A Warm Welcome In Abruzzo, Italy

Historic Demographic Shifts In Italy Mean A Buying Opportunity For You And Me Last week's Live and Invest in Italy Conference proved to be an exciting, high-profile affair. Local news stations camped out at the hotel where we hosted the event—some planned, others unexpected—interviewing speakers and attendees... and the mayors of three nearby towns joined, as well, [...]