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 […]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 […]
For Me, This Is Better Than A Pile Of Gold In A Vault In Zurich Over the past three weeks that I’ve been traveling around Europe, from Paris to Siena to Florence to the Algarve and now back to Paris, I’ve probably looked into more than a couple dozen real estate agents’ windows. Mostly I’ve [...]
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 […]
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 […]
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