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19 Dec
Paris protests

This Is Exactly Why I Have A Personal Freedom Plan

“These French… I Hate These French” Earlier this week, Kathleen had an appointment with her dentist here in Paris. Afterward, she told me that the poor guy spent most of the visit complaining about the situation in France right now. “These French… I hate these French,” he told her. Monsieur Cherel is French himself, of [...]
07 Nov
beach coast coconut trees

The Best Way To Start Developing Your Property Overseas

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 […]

28 Oct
The Benefits Of Living In More Than One Country paris cafe

What Are The Benefits Of Living In More Than One Country?

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 [...]
30 Sep
Belize countryside in the afternoon

What To Know About Crime In Belize

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 [...]
05 Sep
The panel at a retire overseas conference

Retire Overseas Expo Express Pass: Get Personalized Advice

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, [...]
01 Aug
A big house with a swimming pool

Why My Property Portfolio Is Doubled Down On Diversification

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, [...]
25 Jul
The American flag

How I Found The American Dream Extends Beyond Borders

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 [...]
11 Jul
A colorful Paris street in the summer time

Why A Fully Diversified Portfolio Means Investing Overseas

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 [...]