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Author: Kathleen Peddicord

07 Nov

Life In Panama Is Not What You Think It Is… For Better Or Worse

My #1 Property Investment Market For 2023 I was the first person to tell people about Panama... at least in the context of a top option for North Americans looking for a place to live better for less in retirement. I named Panama as a top overseas investment option before anyone else, but, full disclosure, [...]
04 Jul
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Does Living Overseas Make You Less American?

Do I feel more or less American living overseas? I get this question a lot. I’ve been living outside the States for closing in on 25 years, and, to answer the question I’m so often asked, I’ve never felt more American than I do today. Living in the States (I lived in Baltimore, Maryland, for […]

10 Mar
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How To Open An Offshore Bank Account

Last year, Lief hosted his Global Asset Protection and Wealth Summit in Panama City. On day one of the conference, he and I had lunch with banker friends in town. One, with 30 years of experience in the global banking industry, sat down, looked around the table, and said: “I wish I hadn’t been so […]

03 Mar
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The Truth About Retirement In Colombia Expats Need To Know

The first time I ever recommended Americans think about retiring overseas was back in 1985. When I began making these kinds of suggestions, I was sometimes met with suspicion… sometimes ignored… now and then even attacked as part of the lunatic fringe. The good news is that today the idea of retiring outside the country […]

14 Feb
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How Panama Became A Great Economic Success Story

Is Panama 2022 A Buy? Why were Lief and I drawn to Panama in the first place, some 24 years ago? And why have we invested more in this country than anywhere else in the world? It's partly because Panama's is one the greatest economic success stories in the world. Massive Growth Has Been Due [...]
10 Sep
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2 Critical Reasons Global Property Is Today’s Big Opportunity

Annually, colleagues, friends, and real estate investment professionals from around the globe join us in Panama City for our Global Property Summit. Day 1 of this year’s event was a tour of the most compelling opportunities for owning real estate in Brazil, Argentina, Panama, Portugal, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Thailand, and beyond… And that was […]