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25 Apr
Caribbean old city street, church, independence square, tropical plants, palm tree, mountain view, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

The 9 Best Countries To Get A Residency In 2022

About 28% of all American expats living abroad live in Mexico. A big reason for this is that Mexico has one of the world’s easiest immigration programs. The process begins at the Mexican consulate in your home country. Amounts vary consulate to consulate, but qualifying for temporary residency through economic solvency requires an average minimum […]

21 Apr
A panoramic view of a white sandy beach in Algarve, Portugal

Why Moving To Portugal Should Be The Next Thing You Do

Portugal is the oldest country in Europe, with the same defined borders since 1139. Before that, it was part of the Umayyad Caliphate and the Roman Empire. The country is home to the oldest bookstore chain in the world, Livraria Bertrand, which opened its doors in 1732. Here, too, is one of the oldest universities […]

18 Apr

Why Portugal Tops The List For Living Or Investing In Europe

I haven’t been to every country in Europe yet, but I have spent time in nearly every one. I’ve also invested in many and lived in two. Portugal stands out from the crowd in this part of the world for two reasons. #1. Portugal’s Residency Programs First, Portugal offers a competitive residency-through-investment program. You can […]

14 Apr
Panama City to the left and the Algarve, Portugal to the right

Panama Vs. Portugal: Comparing The Five Flags

I fly tonight from Panama to Paris… then, Monday morning, on to Lisbon in time to host next week’s Live And Invest In Portugal Conference. Repositioning from the New World to the Old reminds me that Americans often dismiss Europe for offshore lifestyle and investment options thinking the region is too complicated or too expensive. […]

17 Mar
Beach on the Mexican Caribbean

Obtaining Mexican Residency In 2022: Everything You Should Know

Easy, Fast Residency Make This A Top Plan B Option Mexico isn't usually first to come to mind when you think of your best options for living abroad. It's too familiar for that. But Mexico is #1 in a way that really counts: over 1.6 million Americans are living there, which puts Mexico out in [...]
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 [...]