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15 Nov
Happy couple enjoy sunset on the beach during retirement

The 7 Flag Theory Of Diversification: The Key To A Secure Retirement

How do you pack a virtual go bag? That is, how do you create a fully diversified, profit-rich, tax-light, bulletproof life? Step by step. I’m sure you’ve heard of the Five Flags… It’s industry shorthand for outlining the five big-picture opportunities you have for diversifying your life across borders. In fact, I’d say there are […]

18 Oct
Tallinn, Estonia

The 3 Best Places For Digital Nomads

As the world continues to push through our pandemic era, working from home has become a fact of life. What if working from home meant hanging out on a white-sand beach or in an Old World old town? Folks open to the idea of working from home overseas have become a

07 May
Back up residency in colombia. a high rise building in colombia with new developments being built in the background

Why A Plan B Residency In Colombia Should Be Your Plan A

World's Easiest Residency? I spent the past several months working on a massive expansion of our guide to foreign residency and second citizenship. During that time I was reminded why Colombia continues to stand out among the competition whenever backup residency alternatives are discussed. Colleague Lee Harrison has long insisted that Colombia be at the top [...]
15 Mar
Choosing A Jurisdiction For Backup Residency Overseas

Choosing A Jurisdiction For Backup Residency Overseas

World’s Best Residency Program One important piece of internationalizing your life can be establishing residency in another country, either because you intend to move to that country or because you want a backup residency in your back pocket in case things go completely sideways and you decide it's time to bug out. You have many [...]
10 Jul
Woman visiting Portugal

Portugal: The Golden Goose Of Residency And Real Estate

Portugal’s population density is greater than that of France or Spain, but it sure doesn’t feel like it on the ground. I’ve spent time on the coasts of all three countries and was reminded while in the Algarve last week just how tranquil this region is… despite all the tourists. This year there are more […]

23 Jun
A man signing papers for residency. Discover Where And How To Establish Foreign Residency

Where And How To Establish Foreign Residency

A friend is pursuing multiple residency options concurrently. He’s in different stages of trying to establish residency in several different countries with an eye to eventually obtaining citizenship in each one, as well. He figures that at least one of the applications won’t work out. Plus, each comes with different time lines and requirements, and […]

16 May
The Fastest and Cheapest Residency Right Now: Residency In The Dominican Republic

Establishing Residency In The Dominican Republic

Last week I took my own advice and obtained a backup residency. I’ve chosen to take this step in the Dominican Republic, where I’d been assured that establishing residency can be a straightforward process. I decided to test the theory and find out for myself. I can tell you now that I wasn’t oversold. This […]

11 Apr
The Easiest and Cheapest Second Citizenship

The Easiest and Cheapest Second Citizenship In The World

The EU is meeting this week to discuss visa reciprocity. Specifically, some member countries have proposed requiring American and Canadian citizens to obtain visas prior to traveling to Europe. It’s only fair, they argue. The United States requires citizens of five EU countries—Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Croatia, and Cyprus—to obtain visas before they’re admitted across the […]

14 Jan
Running offshore laptop business while on the beach

Why Offshore Investments Have Real Benefits

Traveling in the United States over the holidays I was reminded, as I always am, that that country is one of the easiest places in the world to live and spend time. You might wonder, therefore, understandably: Why do anything offshore in the first place? Easier, surely, just to stay put. Overregulation, overreach, invasions of […]