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10 May
Dimly lit room with 12 gague shotgun shells resting on a reflective wood table

Packing Heat: Can You Own A Gun While Living Overseas?

Who's Packing? The Right To Bear Arms Overseas The feature article in the current issue of my Simon Letter advisory service is about guns. The movement underway in the United States right now to restrict gun ownership and certain types of guns and accessories is similar to the push for more gun controls that followed [...]
07 May
Back up residency in colombia. a high rise building in colombia with new developments being built in the background

Why A Plan B Residency In Colombia Should Be Your Plan A

World's Easiest Residency? I spent the past several months working on a massive expansion of our guide to foreign residency and second citizenship. During that time I was reminded why Colombia continues to stand out among the competition whenever backup residency alternatives are discussed. Colleague Lee Harrison has long insisted that Colombia be at the top [...]
09 Apr
the flags of panama, colombia, nicaragua, portugal and dominican republic flapping in the wind on a beach

Our Official List Of The World’s Easiest Residency Programs

5 Best Places To Establish Backup Residency Right Now Live and Invest Overseas’ annual Retire Overseas Conference is primarily a lifestyle event; the focus is on where and how to live or retire overseas. However, the past couple of years, something telling has struck me about this conference: The number of people asking questions about [...]
15 Mar
Choosing A Jurisdiction For Backup Residency Overseas

Choosing A Jurisdiction For Backup Residency Overseas

World’s Best Residency Program One important piece of internationalizing your life can be establishing residency in another country, either because you intend to move to that country or because you want a backup residency in your back pocket in case things go completely sideways and you decide it's time to bug out. You have many [...]
12 Mar
Black and white cartoon of a stressed man reading a sheet of paper.

3 Situations To Avoid When Diversifying Your Life Offshore

Three Cautionary Tales—How Not To Go Offshore I'm hearing regularly 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 [...]
01 Mar
The cityscape of El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia, with traffic spanning 6 lanes divided by trees in the middle and mountains off in the distance.

4 Reasons 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 almost 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 complain about in Colombia?

05 Feb
EU, Portugal and Spanish Flag flying with blue sky and sun in the background

Spain And Portugal Offering Passports To Sephardic Descendants

The Spanish began their famous Inquisition in 1478, but it wasn’t until the Alhambra Decree in 1492 that the expulsion of all Jews and conversos (Jews converted to Christianity but believed to be secretly practicing their former faith) was ordered. The numbers expelled vary depending on the source, but most of those pushed out of […]