A reader wrote in over the weekend to enlighten me on the costs of LLCs. Specifically, he wanted to let me know that setting up an LLC in New Mexico is much cheaper than the range of costs I referenced for setting up LLCs in the offshore jurisdictions I wrote about recently. I’m afraid this […]
Someone recently told me about a scam not uncommonly perpetrated in Panama. In Panama, when someone files a lawsuit against you, he can have your assets or at least part of your assets frozen while the suit is being argued to protect against you moving them out of the country before the case is settled. […]
A couple of weeks ago, I introduced you to a new opportunity in Brazil. The response has been strong, and one of the biggest reasons is that the developer allows investors to choose the currency for their investments from among several hard currencies, including the U.S. dollar, euro, British pound, Canadian dollar, and Singapore dollar. […]
Real estate has always made sense to me as an asset allocation, but I’m more persuaded today than ever that foreign property should be part of every investment portfolio. You can’t watch everything going on in the United States right now and not be persuaded that holding real assets in the form of real estate […]
Last week, while we were all recovering from Christmas and preparing for New Year’s, the guy in charge of the tax department in Panama got an idea. “I know how to bring in more tax revenue,” this guy seems to have said to himself one morning. “I’ll change the country’s approach to taxation!” And in […]
“’Knock three times and ask for Roscoe.’ “That’s what offshore banking used to be,” Peter Zipper, an offshore banker with more than three decades of experience, explained this morning to the crowd attending this week’s Offshore Summit. “But those days are over,” Peter continued.
Putting your money into foreign real estate is a more appealing strategy right now than it has ever been. Real estate has always made sense to me as an asset allocation, but I’m more persuaded today than ever that foreign property should be part of every investment portfolio. You can’t watch everything going on in […]
Last week I wrote about biofuels and the opportunity they will present in Europe over the coming years. This week a friend in the timber and agriculture business forwarded me an industry report he receives quarterly. Some of it was statistics to do with the fundamentals that you’d see in any discussion about investing in […]
At the end of September, the national bank of Panama shut down the entire ATM system countrywide over a weekend to upgrade the programming… Small inconvenience at the time. Now, a month later, the situation has moved from minor inconvenience to big pain in the neck. People using foreign debit cards to try to withdraw […]
The path of growth for the foreign investor and retiree in Panama has moved steadily over the past dozen years from Panama City westward along the Pacific coast. This path of progress continues still and is reaching now to the western-facing coast of the Azuero Peninsula. From our position here on the ground, we see […]
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