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25 Apr
Caribbean old city street, church, independence square, tropical plants, palm tree, mountain view, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

The 9 Best Countries To Get A Residency In 2022

About 28% of all American expats living abroad live in Mexico. A big reason for this is that Mexico has one of the world’s easiest immigration programs. The process begins at the Mexican consulate in your home country. Amounts vary consulate to consulate, but qualifying for temporary residency through economic solvency requires an average minimum […]

28 Mar
Medellin skyline

Your Chance For A Colombia Real Estate Buy Is Now

Arriving in Medellín for last week’s Live And Invest In Colombia Conference, I was struck immediately by signs of the post-pandemic economic recovery well under way. Indeed, this country is roaring back. It enjoyed growth of 10.8% year over year for the last quarter of 2021. Returning to our neighborhood in El Poblado for the […]

14 Mar
Aerial from the city Lagos with the Forte da Bandeira in Portugal at sunset

Finding The Expat Havens With U.S. Dollar Currency Advantage

Currency: Brazilian real (BRL) Exchange Rate: R$5.16 per US$1 Currency exchange controls: Yes The dollar is 91% stronger versus the Brazilian real than it was in 2015. But don’t miss this twist: The dollar has lost 8% of its buying power against the real since the start of 2022, reversing a decade-long trend. So its […]

10 Mar

Top Countries Where U.S. Dollars Get You A Big Discount

Global Currencies Are On The Move—Here’s Where You Benefit Most Currencies across the globe are on the move… And, in many cases, U.S. dollar holders are the big winners. In some cases, what I refer to as the "currency discount" can be extraordinary. Here are three top safe haven hard asset markets where your currency [...]
03 Mar
Aerial view of Bogota, Colombia

The Truth About Retirement In Colombia Expats Need To Know

The first time I ever recommended Americans think about retiring overseas was back in 1985. When I began making these kinds of suggestions, I was sometimes met with suspicion… sometimes ignored… now and then even attacked as part of the lunatic fringe. The good news is that today the idea of retiring outside the country […]

27 Jan
A picturesque cozy park in Medellin, Colombia

The Reasons Why Life In Medellín, Colombia, Might Not Be For You

I’ve been spending time and investing money in Colombia and reporting on those adventures for a dozen years. Still, people tell me I’m crazy. You could find things to complain about in Colombia… as you could anywhere. However, safety and security—both personal and financial—aren’t among them. What might you gripe about in Colombia? A few […]

10 Jan
Skyline of Manila City and Manila Bay

The Best Property Markets For Investment In 2022

World’s Top Property Markets For 2022 It's a new year of real estate investing, and after a crisis-filled 2021, there is plenty of opportunity available around the globe right now. Indeed, there are fantastic deals out there... but only if you know where to look. Today's issue introduces you to the six best property markets [...]
30 Dec
Skyline at night of Bogota, Capital City of Colombia

Market Distortions Are The Key Chance To Profit In 2022

As 2021 comes to an end, it’s increasingly difficult to recall the world as it was before COVID-19 joined the party. Trying to predict what 2022 will look like is anybody’s guess. Travel has become as hassled an administrative process as I remember it from 30 and 40 years ago. Only now rather than collecting […]

22 Nov
Popular public park in Medellin, Colombia

3 Types Of People Should Live Or Invest In Colombia—Are You One Of Them?

I want you to conduct a little test for me… This Thursday, when you’re sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner with your family, tell them you are considering a visit to Colombia. If you’re feeling feisty, tell them you’re going to Medellín… I bet you a bottle of rum that their shocked response will have something […]