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29 Nov
View of swimming pools and metro train, city of Medellín Colombia.

The Reasons Why Life In Medellín, Colombia, Might Not Be For You

I’ve been spending time and investing money in Colombia and reporting on those adventures for more than 10 years. Still, people tell me I’m crazy. You could find things to complain about in Colombia… as you could anywhere. However, safety and security—both personal and financial—aren’t among them. What might you want to gripe about in […]

29 Oct
road map for the future second passport

How To Build Your Road Map For The Future

What a world we’re living in, right? The biggest global pandemic in 100 years... continuing terrorist threats... war... threats of more war… coups… famine... mass gun violence... Plus a litany of -flations… inflation, shrinkflation, and now skimpflation… Along with global supply-chain issues and people deciding they don’t want or don’t need to work post-pandemic. On [...]
26 Oct
establishing residency overseas

8 Questions You Must Ask Before Establishing Residency Overseas

If you haven’t already established residency in another country, I’m writing today to urge you to consider the idea now. More than ever in our lifetimes, it’s critical that you have a backup plan… And that plan should include the right to reside full time and indefinitely in another country if and when you decide [...]
18 Oct
Tallinn, Estonia

The 3 Best Places For Digital Nomads

As the world continues to push through our pandemic era, working from home has become a fact of life. What if working from home meant hanging out on a white-sand beach or in an Old World old town? Folks open to the idea of working from home overseas have become a

14 Oct
St Lucia, an island in the Caribbean

The 3 Best Citizenship By Investment Programs

Before the global pandemic, an American passport got you into 184 countries. It was one of the best travel documents you could carry. At the height of the pandemic, U.S. passport-holders were permitted entry to but 29 countries. Some 166 countries had decided to bar entry to Americans, fearing those Americans might carry the coronavirus […]

23 Sep
Evening panorama of Santiago de Chile

The 5 Best Easy Options For Establishing Residency Overseas

Most countries in the world require a criminal background check when you apply for residency. These can vary from a certification by your local police to a full background check from Interpol and the FBI. Several times a week we receive emails from readers wondering if there’s any way around those checks. I guess they’re […]

12 Sep
Panama City, Panama

3 Situations To Avoid When Diversifying Your Life Offshore

I regularly hear from readers struggling with how, specifically, to get started planning and benefiting from a life diversified offshore. Should they start with a second residency, many want to know… Or an offshore bank account? Is a property purchase a good initial step, or would it be better to open an offshore business first? […]