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Category: Residency

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 […]

05 Oct
Portugal - Residency in Portugal

Why Residency In Portugal Is Today’s Golden Opportunity

Portugal is hot. I’ve been focusing time and attention on this country for the past two-and-a-half years. My first visit I bought a small apartment as a rental investment that is proving to have been one of the best property investment purchases of my career (and that’s more than 40 buys across two-dozen countries). The […]

30 Aug
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

Today’s Best Residency And Second Citizenship Programs Live and Invest Overseas' annual Retire Overseas Conference wrapped up here in Orlando last night. This is primarily a lifestyle event; the focus is on where and how to live or retire overseas. However, the number of people at this year's event asking questions about opportunities for back-up [...]
14 Aug
Understanding How To Use A 1031 Like-Kind Exchange When Investing In Property Overseas

Dominican Republic: Top Choice To Get A Second Passport

The Dominican Republic is right now a land of opportunity. This country is among the best places to buy real estate in 2017, and certain areas in this country are the absolute best places to be shopping for affordable beachfront retirement digs and a great place to think about buying to let. Net rental yields […]

17 Jul
One of the most iconic simbols of France, The Eiffel Tower

Politesse, People, And French Culture As An American In Paris

This past week in Paris I found myself dealing with yet another automated system that I didn’t understand, this time at a bank. If you know me, you know that I’m not generally recognized as a people person. On the other hand, I’m not a big fan of automated systems either. From automatic checkout lanes […]

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 […]