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Portugal is hot. I’ve been focusing time and attention on this country for the past two-and-a-half years. My first visit I bought a small apartment as a rental investment that is proving to have been one of the best property investment purchases of my career (and that’s more than 40 buys across two-dozen countries). The […]
“Can I own a gun if I live there?” It’s the question I’m most commonly asked about every country I report on. In some countries, including Ireland and the U.K., for example, it’s illegal to keep a handgun… but you can own a shotgun for hunting. Every country in Central America allows handgun ownership. That […]
The offshore services world gets a bum rap. Most people think that anyone with activities “offshore” is doing something illegal or nefarious. That’s not the case… despite the mainstream press’ attempts to disparage anyone who is found to have done something as alarming as say, opening a bank account in another country. That is not […]
The agony of the current U.S. election cycle ends tomorrow. Next comes the agony of the new administration. The choices this year are perhaps the worst lesser-of-two-evil options we’ve seen in decades. So you need other options. Fortunately, key places around the world are stepping up to oblige. On my radar specifically right now in […]
Last week’s presidential elections in the Dominican Republic caused quite a stir… not only for locals but also for attendees at the conference I hosted in Santo Domingo. About a third of the conference-goers had pulled together all the paperwork necessary to be able to submit their residency applications while in the country for the […]
The EU is meeting this week to discuss visa reciprocity. Specifically, some member countries have proposed requiring American and Canadian citizens to obtain visas prior to traveling to Europe. It’s only fair, they argue. The United States requires citizens of five EU countries—Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Croatia, and Cyprus—to obtain visas before they’re admitted across the […]
I have more than a dozen bank accounts outside the United States, most associated with various businesses and investments. I have two accounts for every entity, but few entities have more than two. Why would anyone want or need more than two accounts for a single entity? The de-risking era is answering that question for […]