Offshore Living Letter is a publication of Live and Invest Overseas. Our goal is to provide timely, actionable information on all things offshore, including: how to go offshore, diversifying your portfolio, wealth creation, protecting your assets, and much more.
Americans tend to dismiss Europe for offshore lifestyle and investment options, thinking this part of the world is too complicated or too expensive. The truth is that some European countries can be cheaper than destinations that might much sooner come to mind for obtaining residency or investing in real estate. Portugal is one of them. […]
Frequently a consultation at my office begins with someone telling me that his lawyer told him he couldn’t pursue some estate planning strategy he wanted to pursue. In my experience, “can’t” either means the lawyer doesn’t know how to accomplish the goal and so says it can’t be done… or it means that the strategy […]
A couple of years ago I asked a group I work with in Colombia if they had any ideas for an agriculture project in their country. Colombia is known for its coffee and there are many coffee farms across the country, but I wasn’t interested in coffee. I wanted something unique. My associates in Medellín […]
On stage at last week’s Global Property Summit in Panama City, with the help of friends, colleagues, and property experts from around the world, Lief Simon recounted personal tales of success… and of failure. He and the team of experts he’d gathered for the occasion shared hard-won wisdom with the benefit of hindsight and perspective. How […]
The Dominican Republic first came onto my radar in 2005. It was the country’s undervalued beachfront property that got my attention back then. I was among the first to shine the light on the DR for American property investors, but its miles and miles of soft-sand beaches had been attracting foreign tourists and European investors […]
We held last week’s Live and Invest in Panama Conference in Casco Viejo, the colonial city built out on a peninsula after the original Panama City was destroyed by Henry Morgan in 1670. The new city on the peninsula was easier to protect. On my first trip to Panama in 1999, I took a quick taxi ride […]