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.
Frequently a consultation at my office begins with someone telling me that his lawyer told him he couldn’t pursue some estate planning strategy he wanted to pursue. In my experience, “can’t” either means the lawyer doesn’t know how to accomplish the goal and so says it can’t be done… or it means that the strategy […]
“Think back,” my editor wife counseled… “Why, originally, did you want to go offshore?” Here in Paris Kathleen and I have more time for reflection. Separate and distant from the day-by-day responsibilities of the office in Panama, we’re more flexible in every way. Instead of rushing to the office each morning and diving into our […]
Going offshore is easier in today’s world than it’s ever been. Ease is no longer the challenge. The challenge today is choice. You have almost too many when trying to decide where to live and invest overseas. Cost is a factor for most people, but the reality is you can spend as little or as […]
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, […]
The U.S. election season is winding down… thankfully. This election has been more embarrassing for this American abroad than any previous such season in my nearly 20 years living overseas. Watching the debate last night, I kept waiting for Jack Bauer to come running into view on the TV screen and save the day. The […]
In a world of uncertainty, having an escape plan can help you sleep better. The details of such a plan differ for everyone. Maybe a nest egg on deposit in an offshore bank account somewhere is all you need to feel comfortable and confident about your and your family’s future. Or maybe you’re interested in […]
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 […]