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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 […]

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. […]

14 Feb
View of Panama Canal from cruise ship

How Panama Became A Great Economic Success Story

Is Panama 2022 A Buy? Why were Lief and I drawn to Panama in the first place, some 24 years ago? And why have we invested more in this country than anywhere else in the world? It's partly because Panama's is one the greatest economic success stories in the world. Massive Growth Has Been Due [...]
20 Jan
Senior couple standing at top of hill on hike through countryside

Finding True Wealth: What Is Your Magic Retirement Number?

On the plane flying from Paris to Panama earlier this month, I read an article about a librarian who made the decision to take all of her money out of the stock market. It’s not that she’s worried about the stock market crashing. It’s that she’s reached her number. As the woman explained, she’s accumulated […]

25 Nov
Homemade turkey Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans and cranberry sauce

Celebrating Thanksgiving Overseas

“Maybe I should stay home for the day and help you… so you don’t drop the turkey or forget the turkey or burn the turkey,” my 16-year-old son Jackson suggested with a smile earlier this week. Probably he was angling for a day off school. On the other hand, Jackson had a point. Lief and […]

04 Nov
A small house in the forest of Boquete, Panama

The Tiny House Movement Reached Panama With Explosive Profits

This summer saw a flood of headlines and images of overcrowding in our National Parks… Meanwhile, my team and I have instead been scouting out houses with this view… And the chance to snap up our own tropical getaway that comes with hassle-free income potential—for just US$120k. A global “Vacation Reset” is under way, and […]