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11 Apr
Sidewalk at public park with city skyline at coast promenade in Panama City Panama

Blazing A Trail In Panama

“You need to get on a plane.” That was the feedback Kathleen Peddicord got from her property scout when she sent him to Panama for the first time in 1998. Back then, real estate in Panama was a screaming bargain. You could buy big, well-built homes for as little as $20,000. Kathleen did indeed get on a plane and [...]
29 Feb
Beautiful Italian farmhouse in Tuscany surrounded by nature with a large garden

My #1 Strategy For Storing Wealth

8938. That is the number of the IRS form you have to fill out to report foreign financial assets. If you own foreign assets, you have to fill out IRS Form 8938 even if you’ve lived out of the country for most of your life. However, here’s an important point: You do not have to […]

18 Jan
View Of The Skyline Of Panama City, Panama, Framed By Tropical Rain Forest.

Top 5 Investments In Panama

Greetings from our annual Live And Invest In Panama Conference. Lief is busy emceeing right now, so your missive today comes from me (Kathleen)… I thought I’d just fill you in on exactly why we keep returning, again and again, to host this annual conference in (and about) the “Hub of the Americas”… (And by [...]
08 Jan
Traditional white houses with unspoilt idyllic view of marina, coastline and Mediterranean Sea in Moraira, Costa Blanca, Spain

How To Spot Profitable Properties

Returning to Spain for the recent Live And Invest In Spain Conference, I was reminded of my first pure real estate investment outside of the United States. In 2000, a colleague and I took a scouting trip along the coast of Spain… not just one of the Costas, but the entire southern coast of Spain [...]
28 Dec
Finance manager meeting

30 Profitable Deals Every Year

This Investment Has A 98.8% Success Rate… From time to time, an opportunity crosses my desk that’s simply a “no brainer.” What I’m going to tell you about today is one of those opportunities… Let me explain. There’s a company you’ve never heard of… They don’t advertise. They’re not shouting from the rooftops about what [...]
25 Dec
100% Profits With A Little-Known Company

100% Profits With A Little-Known Company

We’re all looking for a “sure thing.” An investment we know is going to make us money—no matter what. Not long ago, people thought the stock market could only go up. The S&P 500 in 2022 showed—yet again—why you should never rely on stocks to always go up. The market was down nearly 20% for [...]
21 Dec
Skyline of Panama City, Panama

It’s Not What You Think

I woke up this morning, brewed a pot of Irish breakfast tea, and, as has been my custom for decades now, sat down at my laptop to write you a letter. I want to focus your attention this week on Panama. Trouble is… I’ve been telling people about Panama for some 25 years. In fact, [...]
07 Dec
Panoramic view of Panama City, Panama. offshore haven

Why Panama Remains The Offshore Haven To Beat

Big news from one of my favorite offshore havens—the country where Kathleen and I spend most of our time (and base our business)… Last week, Panama’s Supreme Court made a ruling with major implications. Panama has faced weeks of protests over the government’s renewal of a contract with Canadian corporation First Quantum, which operates the [...]
13 Nov
Black truffles recently recollected. legacy investment

The Ultimate Legacy Investment

Murcia, Spain, known as the Vegetable Garden of Europe, is famous for its bounty of fruits, vegetables, and spices that are exported all over Europe and beyond. This is where my husband and I bought into a truffle farm about three years ago, and I happened to be passing through the area recently… The farm [...]