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25 Apr
Caribbean old city street, church, independence square, tropical plants, palm tree, mountain view, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

The 9 Best Countries To Get A Residency In 2022

About 28% of all American expats living abroad live in Mexico. A big reason for this is that Mexico has one of the world’s easiest immigration programs. The process begins at the Mexican consulate in your home country. Amounts vary consulate to consulate, but qualifying for temporary residency through economic solvency requires an average minimum […]

03 Mar
Aerial view of Bogota, Colombia

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 […]

05 Feb
An expat woman looking at the skyline in Malaga

The Difference Between Resident, Expat, And Expatriation

At a meeting in London a little while ago, I was among dozens of expats from all around the world. Many took offense to being described that way… to being called “expats.” They found the term derogatory; however, not for the reason people typically object to the word. Some among the group in London who’d […]

02 Dec
Ecuador Cuenca drone view of the square and the church of San Blas in a sunny day

How And Why To Obtain Ecuadorean Citizenship

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 great budget lifestyle choice than a place to think about planting an offshore flag… with one important and notable exception. Obtaining Ecuadorean citizenship is notably easy… as long as […]

29 Oct
road map for the future second passport

How To Build Your Road Map For The Future

What a world we’re living in, right? The biggest global pandemic in 100 years... continuing terrorist threats... war... threats of more war… coups… famine... mass gun violence... Plus a litany of -flations… inflation, shrinkflation, and now skimpflation… Along with global supply-chain issues and people deciding they don’t want or don’t need to work post-pandemic. On [...]
14 Oct
St Lucia, an island in the Caribbean

The 3 Best Citizenship By Investment Programs

Before the global pandemic, an American passport got you into 184 countries. It was one of the best travel documents you could carry. At the height of the pandemic, U.S. passport-holders were permitted entry to but 29 countries. Some 166 countries had decided to bar entry to Americans, fearing those Americans might carry the coronavirus […]

21 Jun
The Notre Dame Cathedral on the Seine river, Paris, France

When Traveling During COVID-19, Flexibility Remains Key

Have Vaccination, Will Travel With both shots of my COVID-19 vaccination now administered, traveling to Europe will be easier next month in advance of the family vacation we’ve planned in Italy. Most countries on the Continent have opened up to vaccinated travelers, and the EU has said they will open borders further to allow all [...]