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14 Apr
Panama City to the left and the Algarve, Portugal to the right

Panama Vs. Portugal: Comparing The Five Flags

I fly tonight from Panama to Paris… then, Monday morning, on to Lisbon in time to host next week’s Live And Invest In Portugal Conference. Repositioning from the New World to the Old reminds me that Americans often dismiss Europe for offshore lifestyle and investment options thinking the region is too complicated or too expensive. […]

11 Apr
Panoramic view of the old town of Famagusta in the northern part of Cyprus

Buy Property In Northern Cyprus While Prices Are Low

I’m focusing this year on finding the world’s last great beach bargains. That includes this latest discovery on my favorite property market in the Mediterranean. It’s a deal that gets you your own cash flow-producing island property for just US$58,000. English is widely spoken here, it’s a safe and welcoming place, the beaches are pristine, […]

31 Mar
A view of Panama City, Panmaa on a sunny afternoon

The World’s Top Offshore Haven And Our Preferred Jurisdiction

The need for a Plan B has never been greater. The question is… where? How should you choose where’s best for you to diversify your life, your assets, and your investments offshore? Factors to look at for any jurisdiction you’re considering include: Approach to taxation and tax rates Incorporation laws Privacy laws The stability of […]

28 Mar
Medellin skyline

Your Chance For A Colombia Real Estate Buy Is Now

Arriving in Medellín for last week’s Live And Invest In Colombia Conference, I was struck immediately by signs of the post-pandemic economic recovery well under way. Indeed, this country is roaring back. It enjoyed growth of 10.8% year over year for the last quarter of 2021. Returning to our neighborhood in El Poblado for the […]

14 Mar
Aerial from the city Lagos with the Forte da Bandeira in Portugal at sunset

Finding The Expat Havens With U.S. Dollar Currency Advantage

Currency: Brazilian real (BRL) Exchange Rate: R$5.16 per US$1 Currency exchange controls: Yes The dollar is 91% stronger versus the Brazilian real than it was in 2015. But don’t miss this twist: The dollar has lost 8% of its buying power against the real since the start of 2022, reversing a decade-long trend. So its […]

03 Feb
Hydroponic tomatoes growing in a greenhouse

Hydroponic Agriculture: Our Ticket Out Of A Crisis

One of my favorite Hemingway quotes is: “How did you go bankrupt?” “Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” That’s the situation facing America’s oldest industry. It’s going bankrupt slowly at the moment, but, if the industry doesn’t change radically, the foreclosure will come suddenly. A vital resource is running low… one that takes thousands or millions […]

24 Jan
General view of apartments for rent in Portimao, Algarve, Portugal

How To Survive And Thrive During A Real Estate Market Crash

Tiny homes, digital nomads, early retirees, home offices… These and other related trends are spurring the real estate world into action. Some developers are designing buildings specifically targeting digital nomads, trying to capture the expanding population of traveling millennials who can work from anywhere. Others are picking up on the less-is-more movement in the United […]

03 Jan
Perast town in Montenegro

The 4 Best Cash Flow Properties To Invest In 2022

As philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill said in 1848: “Landlords grow rich in their sleep without working, risking, or economizing.” Being a landlord isn’t hard; it simply requires owning rental property. Becoming a successful landlord is the trick. You must know what and when to buy. When it comes to selecting any investment, my […]