Offshore Living Letter is a publication of Live and Invest Overseas. Our goal is to provide timely, actionable information on all things offshore, including: how to go offshore, diversifying your portfolio, wealth creation, protecting your assets, and much more.
When I first began talking about the idea of investing IRA funds offshore more than 15 years ago, people wrote to tell me I didn’t know what I was talking about. Couldn’t be done, they insisted… the IRS didn’t allow it. Today, an industry exists to help people take their IRAs offshore. Why would you […]
What if you could go anywhere, do anything, and spend your time and your money any way you wanted? As we stand now at the start of New Year 2017, my question is not rhetorical, for, indeed, you could go anywhere, you could do anything, and you could spend your days and invest your capital […]
I listened to the presidential debate last night while finishing my 2015 tax return. I’m not sure which one bothered me more. My tax return is more than 50 pages. It’s mostly information forms reporting my assets rather than actual income reporting. My non-American friends laugh when I complain to them about what a pain […]
The Oct. 15 deadline looms. That is, any American who filed for an extension is now buckling down to prepare his 2015 tax return… myself included. One related topic that has been generating lots of questions for me lately is foreign disregarded entities. Even professional tax-filers seem to be confused as to how these work. […]
A friend is trying to figure out where to move overseas with his family. He’s a freelance consultant, so all he needs to be in business is an Internet connection. In other words, he could go almost anywhere, which is making it difficult for him to decide what to do. He started by narrowing his […]
Putting aside the challenges FATCA has created for Americans (in fact, for everyone) wanting to open bank accounts overseas, the filing requirements and
I arrived in Medellín on Tuesday to spend a week here with my family over New Year’s. As usual, I’m enjoying the calming effects of being in this city. It’s hard to define, but something about this place lowers your blood pressure. It could be the mountain air. It could be the temperate weather (about […]