Offshore Living Letter is a publication of Live and Invest Overseas. Our goal is to provide timely, actionable information on all things offshore, including: how to go offshore, diversifying your portfolio, wealth creation, protecting your assets, and much more.
Author: Lief Simon
Putting yourself in the driver’s seat of your own future is all about understanding your options for action. Choices. It all comes down to choices. The challenge is that, once you’ve identified the going-offshore choices you’d like to pursue, following through on them isn’t as easy as making a quick phone call or filling out […]
At last week’s Offshore Wealth Summit in Santo Domingo, my team and I looked at the best current options for planting your Five Flags, including your best choices today for alternative residency and for opening a bank account overseas. Why might you want a bank account in another country? Maybe because you’re planning to move to […]
As longtime readers know, 99% of my investment portfolio is in real estate. Yet my overriding mantra is: Diversification, diversification, diversification. It is the key to success both with your investments and your lifestyle. That’s why my real estate portfolio is very diversified.
As I reported last week, Kathleen and I need visas for China. We’ll be traveling to the country with our son in August to install him in his freshman dorm room at NYU Shanghai. The visa application process proved only mildly complicated. We’re in Europe and elsewhere until we leave for China, so we couldn’t apply […]
Yesterday, Kathleen Peddicord laid out the phases of development an overseas property market moves through as it finds its way onto the world’s radar. As she explained, each phase attracts different kinds of buyers and different kinds of end-users and presents different levels of opportunity for the would-be real estate investor. Get in on a new […]
Earlier this year, my Customer Service team compiled a list of the topics most frequently asked about by my readers. Now, we’re not quite sure just how many members of the mafia are reading these dispatches… But it turns out that the two most-often-asked-about subjects are guns… and criminal background checks. Joking aside, these are, […]
A well-traveled friend, Paul Terhorst, wrote a column for my Simon Letter advisory service a few months ago in which he explained that he no longer travels to countries that require him to get a visa in advance. Paul went on to make the point that these countries are hurting themselves financially by requiring these apply-in-advance visas of […]
“Think back,” my editor wife counseled… “Why, originally, did you want to go offshore?” Here in Paris Kathleen and I have more time for reflection. Separate and distant from the day-by-day responsibilities of the office in Panama, we’re more flexible in every way. Instead of rushing to the office each morning and diving into our […]