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?
The Trouble With Having A Second Passport I became a dual citizen about 12 years ago after being naturalized in Ireland. For years leading up to that point and for years after, I recommended Ireland as a top choice for obtaining a second passport through residency. Then, in 2011, Ireland changed its residency laws. The [...]
The World Is Ending… Where Should You Go? A reader wrote this week to ask where I’d recommend as the ideal destination in a doomsday scenario. Where would qualify as the best place to be in an end-of-the-world situation? The reader specifically referenced a shutdown of global trade. I would want a place where enough [...]
#1 Choice For Going Offshore In 2019 We Americans tend to dismiss Europe for overseas lifestyle and investment options, thinking this part of the world is too complicated or too expensive. The truth is that some European countries can be cheaper than destinations that might much sooner come to mind as top live and invest [...]
World's Best Residency And Citizenship Program Dozens of countries offer residency- and citizenship-through-investment programs. The United States and Canada, for example, have used these kinds of programs to attract wealthy immigrants for generations. More recently, countries on our radar have been trying to woo the world's wealthy in the market for backup residency and passports. [...]
Europe is comprised of 51 countries, and, until the U.K. executes its exit, the EU includes 28. Among these, I put Portugal at the top of the list for anyone looking for a place to live, to invest, or to formulate a Plan B in Europe. What’s so special about Portugal? I haven’t been to […]
Your Current Bank Balance Is Irrelevant I first had the thought that I wanted an "international life" when I was in high school... though at the time I didn't really know what that meant or how I'd achieve the goal. After college, I got a master's degree in international management from Thunderbird, then, with help [...]
Cash Flow Is Not An Excuse—How To Earn The Money You Need To Live Wherever You Want I decided in high school that I wanted an international life. Of course, I wouldn't have articulated it that way back then. I'm not sure that, back then, I even knew what “international” meant. What I did know [...]
How Trump Could Make My Grandchildren Stateless Turns out, my Monday missive on the opportunities presented by countries offering jus soli citizenship was timelier than I realized at the time. Within 24 hours of our publishing that essay, President Trump announced that he is considering issuing an executive order to eliminate jus soli in the United States. As I pointed out [...]
Resident Of Nowhere? Full-time residency in another country or a backup residency just in case... These are two topics I address regularly in these dispatches, in my Simon Letter advisory service, and at conferences. But what about no residency? Discovering the world as a global nomad is an increasingly popular idea among the millennial crowd, but we olds [...]
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