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Category: Residency

03 Mar
Aerial view of Bogota, Colombia

The Truth About Retirement In Colombia Expats Need To Know

The first time I ever recommended Americans think about retiring overseas was back in 1985. When I began making these kinds of suggestions, I was sometimes met with suspicion… sometimes ignored… now and then even attacked as part of the lunatic fringe. The good news is that today the idea of retiring outside the country […]

28 Feb
Camilo Beach (Praia do Camilo) at Algarve, Portugal with turquoise sea in background.

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. We’re living through extraordinary times. More than ever before, 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 […]

27 Jan
A picturesque cozy park in Medellin, 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 a dozen 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 gripe about in Colombia? A few […]

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 [...]
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

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? […]