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15 May
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Should You Be Concerned By Belize’s Murder Rate?

Two expats were murdered in Belize earlier this month. Their bodies were found in a sugarcane field in a rural area of Corozal. “Kathleen, stop promoting a violent, crime-ridden country as safe!” one reader wrote in response. “Are you not aware that Belize has one of the highest murder rates in the world?” asked another. […]

24 Apr
A Second Language Is The Best Gift For Your Children

Why A Second Language Is The Best Gift For Your Children

My wife and I spent last week in the United States visiting universities with our 17-year-old son. During one tour, the student guide made a big deal about the opportunities the university offers for study abroad programs. Take a semester or a year to study at one of their campuses in another country, she encouraged […]

23 Feb
2017 will be a great year for Investors in Panama.

Why Panama’s Economy Is In A League Of Its Own

The Powerhouse That Is Panama "What’s the first word that comes to mind when you hear ‘Panama’?" full-time Panama expat Charles Conn asked the crowd in Panama City the last afternoon at the Live and Invest in Panama Conference last week. "The Canal," replied the audience. "Another thing you probably think of are hats," continued [...]
02 Feb
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Expat’s Common Goal In Trump’s America: A Second Passport

Last weekend I hosted a small group of readers at my home in Medellín, Colombia. These Private Access members made the trip to Medellín to spend three days engaged in focused, private conversation with me and nine of my colleagues. We discussed the basics of internationalizing your life—banking, residency, citizenship, asset protection, structures, and investing, […]

26 Dec
Have You Heard? Going Offshore Is Your Best Bet

Have You Heard? Going Offshore Is Your Best Bet

First, because, for me, the flip side of comfortable and convenient is dull and predictable. Life in the United States is fully figured out, leaving little room for the unexpected and the incalculable. Then there’s the overregulation, overreach, invasions of privacy, and poor government stewardship of the people’s money that dominate this landscape. For me, […]

12 Dec

The Real Secret To Our Success Investing Overseas (Hint: It’s Trust)

Even I… a woman who really prefers to do things for herself and by herself… have learned an important lesson: Life the way we live it is much easier with help. For Lief and me, life can be complicated. Our constant priority is diversification. This is both a risk-aversion strategy and a personal preference. We […]

24 Nov
A turkey dinner for thanksgiving can be as easy as doing it back home...depending where you are.

Celebrating Thanksgiving In Panama

As we head into the year-end holiday season, we at Live and Invest Overseas are taking stock… remembering and reflecting on where we’ve come from and how we’ve gotten where we are now… From Baltimore, Maryland, to Waterford, Ireland… Paris, France… and now Panama City, Panama, where Lief and I have been living for more […]