Part of my long-term offshore lifestyle and diversification strategy includes a beach house in Panama at the Los Islotes residential community my wife Kathleen and I have been developing on this country’s western Azuero coast. I’ve been involved in different ways in dozens of developments like Los Islotes in more than two-dozen countries over the past […]
My Wife Assured The Guy That What He’s Looking For Doesn’t Exist "I disagree with you about Ecuador," a friend told me last night over drinks. He was referring to my general position, which is more to do with Quito, really, than Ecuador overall. Still, I wouldn't qualify either Quito or Ecuador as a great [...]
This Is My Personal Freedom Plan For my Offshore Wealth Summit taking place in the W Hotel in Panama City this week, I added a new panel discussion to the agenda: "Creating Your Freedom Plan" I don't need to remind you of the challenges of our age. Cable news has got that beat covered. My job is [...]
Safety In Belize—Crime, Guns, And Dogs One of the questions I am most frequently asked about Belize is: Is it really safe? Belize can be a wonderful sun- and fun-filled place to live, but, like anywhere, there are some things to be aware of. Unlike Mexico, Guatemala, and other countries in the region, Belize has [...]
Why Lief Has Just Flown To Houston… We aren't able to do this every year... but this year we've made it a priority... meaning I'm writing today to announce: Our 2019 Retire Overseas Expo. This is an intensive one-day event focused on providing comprehensive, detailed, and firsthand information on your best options right now for living, [...]
How To Travel As A Local... Even If You're Not In a discussion about living an international lifestyle with a friend who was in Paris last week with his family, he asked if Kathleen and I get tired of traveling as much as we do. The question caught me off guard because I don't feel [...]
Making Money (And Finding Love) Overseas 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. It includes agricultural land, raw land, [...]
Lief Simon’s Single Secret To Success I grew up as the only child of a single mother. From a sociologist’s perspective, we probably would have been classified as lower-middle class. That’s using the nine-class category system that my college sociology professor taught—lower, middle, and upper, each having lower, middle, and upper subsets. I remember feeling [...]
The Recession-Proof Portfolio Secret You Need To Know At my annual Global Property Summit last month, we fielded lots of good questions from seasoned real estate investors whose experience was limited to their home countries. Many attendees were Americans with portfolios in a single market where they’ve focused their attention and have done well since the 2008 [...]
To buy property overseas, you need to transfer money across international borders. Before you do, you want to be sure you understand the administrative practicalities, including the associated fees, and, more important, any relevant compliance and capital controls.
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