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Author: Lief Simon

09 Aug
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Tax Rules: How To Minimize By Keeping A Global Mindset

How To Reduce Your Tax Burden… Maybe To Zero I’ve been reviewing tax regimes of a couple dozen countries over the last few weeks, trying to help out with the Overseas Retirement Index that sister publication Overseas Living Letter puts out each year. The research has reminded me of two things. First, the United States has the [...]
16 Jul
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Finally, A “How To Retire Overseas” Plan Anyone Can Afford

Where Shall I Send Your Copy Of My Wife's New Book? Several weeks ago, a brand-new, updated, and expanded edition of my wife's "How To Retire Overseas" book was published by Penguin Random House. It's now on bookstore shelves across America... and, of course, Kathleen and I very much hope you'll want to read it. [...]
12 Jul
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Obtaining A Visa For China And Complicated Travel Logistics

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 […]

09 Jul
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Top 4 Countries With Real Estate You Should Invest In Now

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 […]

05 Jul
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Reload Your Life: Our Offshore Gun And Criminal Check Guides

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, […]

02 Jul
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Speed Up Your Travel By Using A Second Passport For Visas

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 […]

28 Jun
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Why You Should Diversify Your Life Offshore And How I Started

“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 […]