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05 Feb
An expat woman looking at the skyline in Malaga

The Difference Between Resident, Expat, And Expatriation

At a meeting in London a little while ago, I was among dozens of expats from all around the world. Many took offense to being described that way… to being called “expats.” They found the term derogatory; however, not for the reason people typically object to the word. Some among the group in London who’d […]

14 Oct
St Lucia, an island in the Caribbean

The 3 Best Citizenship By Investment Programs

Before the global pandemic, an American passport got you into 184 countries. It was one of the best travel documents you could carry. At the height of the pandemic, U.S. passport-holders were permitted entry to but 29 countries. Some 166 countries had decided to bar entry to Americans, fearing those Americans might carry the coronavirus […]

13 Jan
portugal passport and dollars

Ignoring This Second Passport Advice Could Land You In Jail

Beware Black And Gray Market Passports A passport doesn't necessarily mean citizenship. You can obtain citizenship in another country through naturalization... and then, as a citizen, apply for a passport from that country. The other way around doesn't work. I’m talking about what are referred to as grey- and black-market passports. They'll land you in [...]
01 Nov
person at the airport

Assessing The Implications Of Trump’s Jus Solis Plans

How Trump Could Make My Grandchildren Stateless Turns out, my Monday missive on the opportunities presented by countries offering jus soli citizenship was timelier than I realized at the time. Within 24 hours of our publishing that essay, President Trump announced that he is considering issuing an executive order to eliminate jus soli in the United States. As I pointed out [...]
05 Apr
Five Flags: Comparing Panama And Portugal

Five Flags: Comparing Panama And Portugal’s Citizenship, Residency, Real Estate, And Taxes

Americans tend to dismiss Europe for offshore lifestyle and investment options, thinking this part of the world is too complicated or too expensive. The truth is that some European countries can be cheaper than destinations that might much sooner come to mind for obtaining residency or investing in real estate. Portugal is one of them. […]

05 Oct
residency in portugal

Why Residency In Portugal Is Today’s Golden Opportunity

Portugal is hot. I’ve been focusing time and attention on this country for the past two-and-a-half years. My first visit I bought a small apartment as a rental investment that is proving to have been one of the best property investment purchases of my career (and that’s more than 40 buys across two-dozen countries). The […]