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<h1 class="entry-title">Author: <span class="vcard">Lief Simon</span></h1>
14 Feb
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How To Stay Compliant With Offshore Taxes

Everything The American (And Canadian) Needs To Know About Offshore Taxes This month’s issue of my Simon Letter service features my annual review, overview, and update on taxes for the American abroad. The big change affecting us Americans overseas since my report this time last year is the 2017 tax law that now forces U.S.-controlled [...]
11 Feb
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Things To Consider When Investing In Properties Overseas

What Is The Best Way To Take Title To Your Property Investments Overseas? If you purchase a piece of real estate in another country, should you have the ownership documents issued in your name or, perhaps, in the name of a corporation? If a corporation, should it be a local company (formed in the jurisdiction [...]
07 Feb
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The Best 4 Property Investment Markets In 2019

Lief Simon's 4 Favorite Overseas Property Investment Markets For 2019 If I were just starting out as an investor today, with little capital and an eye to converting that capital as quickly as possible into a diversified global property portfolio, where would I invest? That's the question I get from readers more than any other. [...]
17 Jan
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My Top 4 Countries For Obtaining A Second Passport In 2019

4 Best Places To Obtain A Second Passport In 2019 Portugal Portugal is my #1 pick for a second passport right now. The country reduced the residency requirement (from six years to five) a couple of years ago, putting them on par with most of the rest of Europe. Portugal makes establishing residency straightforward. You [...]
14 Jan
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Final Chance To Invest In Aquaponics Before The Price Rises

Agricultural production using aquaponics technology is on the rise… and so is the cost of investing in the opportunity that this fast-growing trend represents. Three years ago, in the course of my ongoing search for cash-flowing real estate opportunities, I identified a specific aquaponics project offering a turnkey option for individual investors projecting returns up […]

10 Jan
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Why I’m Sensing Big Opportunities For Investors In 2019

This Is My Find Of The Decade Monday, I introduced you to Leon Wilfan. I'd call Leon our find of the decade. About this time last year, Kathleen and I launched a search. We wanted to find someone with a fresh investment perspective born of long personal experience making money... A self-made, self-proven investor... someone [...]
07 Jan
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Why My 2019 Diversification Plans Include Buying More Stocks

Why 2019 Is The Year I’m Getting Out Of Global Real Estate As a New Year's exercise last year, I ran the numbers for a rough comparison. I was wondering how the US$50,000 I had invested in real estate 20 years prior and rolled over in series into new properties over the course of ensuing [...]
03 Jan
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The Benefits Of Health Care And Health Insurance Overseas

Worried About Health Care And Insurance Costs? Don’t Be. This Is Why… Two things Americans obsess over when thinking about traveling and even more so when considering moving outside the United States are health care and health insurance. These are two important considerations, of course, but in the United States right now they’re also political [...]
27 Dec
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The 6 Best Markets For Investing In 2019

6 Top Overseas Property Markets For 2019 As my Global Property Advisor Editor Samantha Russell laid out in her year-end round-up, 2018 has been very good to us global property investors. This past year we've positioned ourselves for profit from townhouses on the coast of Brazil... and long-term care homes in the U.K.... From turnkey rentals in Colombia, Portugal, and the Dominican Republic... [...]