Panama has long been recognized as one of the best—and easiest—options in the world for a backup residency. When former president Ricardo Martinelli created the Friendly Nations program in 2012, any citizen of one of the countries on that list could get residency in Panama by opening a local bank account with just a US$5,000 deposit. Today, the […]
The World Is Ending… Where Should You Go? A reader wrote this week to ask where I’d recommend as the ideal destination in a doomsday scenario. Where would qualify as the best place to be in an end-of-the-world situation? The reader specifically referenced a shutdown of global trade. I would want a place where enough [...]
World's Best Residency And Citizenship Program Dozens of countries offer residency- and citizenship-through-investment programs. The United States and Canada, for example, have used these kinds of programs to attract wealthy immigrants for generations. More recently, countries on our radar have been trying to woo the world's wealthy in the market for backup residency and passports. [...]
Europe is comprised of 51 countries, and, until the U.K. executes its exit, the EU includes 28. Among these, I put Portugal at the top of the list for anyone looking for a place to live, to invest, or to formulate a Plan B in Europe. What’s so special about Portugal? I haven’t been to […]
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