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13 Nov
build property portfolio

How I Took $5K And Created A Million Dollar Property Portfolio

In 1995, I made my first real estate investment, a three-flat building in Chicago. I was able to make the purchase with US$5,000. Two-and-a-half years later, in early 1998, I sold the building for a leveraged return of 1,800%. I hadn’t planned to sell at that time. My first wife and I were divorcing, and […]

09 Nov
How I Learned Diversifying Overseas Was Key To Success

How I Learned Diversifying Overseas Was Key To Success

How Argentina's Currency Crash Supercharged My Life My first real overseas living experience was in Argentina in 1994. The drilling company I was working for had already sent me on two overseas assignments by that time, in Chad and western Kazakhstan. However, those had been short stints (six weeks apiece), and in each case I [...]
30 Oct
paris property market

8 Things To Know About The Booming Paris Property Market

Paris Values Continue Up... Elsewhere In France Still A Bargain The Paris property market is booming. President Macron's policies, energy, and youthful enthusiasm are helping to reinvigorate the country in general and its capital city's real estate industry in particular. Agents, mortgage brokers, valuers, surveyors, and bankers are all so busy it can be hard [...]
14 Sep
Offshore Destination

Welcome To Belize: Your All-In-One Offshore Destination

If you’re shopping jurisdictions, trying to choose where to begin (or further) the process of internationalizing your life, one country should be at the top of your list: Belize. Belize offers good options for planting every possible offshore flag, including international banking, residency, citizenship, structure, jurisdictional taxation, and self-sufficient living. International banks in Belize are […]

10 Jul

Portugal: The Golden Goose Of Residency And Real Estate

Portugal’s population density is greater than that of France or Spain, but it sure doesn’t feel like it on the ground. I’ve spent time on the coasts of all three countries and was reminded while in the Algarve last week just how tranquil this region is… despite all the tourists. This year there are more […]

19 Jun
Do You Need an Offshore Corporation

Do You Really Need An Offshore Corporation?

Lief Simon’s Offshore Wealth Summit in Panama City this week is built around a series of workshops addressing the key concepts to do with “going offshore.” For each of these workshops, Lief has convened a panel of experts so as to provide, for each discussion, depth, breadth, and diversity of perspective and experience. One of […]