The Pragmatist's Guide To Living With FATCA Banks around the world are taking action. They’re trying to become FATCA-compliant. Bottom line, they don’t really have a choice in the matter. And neither do we account-holders. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, one of my banks sent me the dreaded eviction letter, telling me, [...]
“I can project any return you like and back it up with real data. The problem is that, the higher the projected return, the lower the likelihood of hitting it.” I was meeting with a new development group as part of my due diligence work. The group is focused on agricultural investments in Latin America. […]
I’ve heard the stories from friends and readers, but, now, finally, it’s happened to me.A bank where I have an account for one of my offshore entities has sent me the dreaded “due to a policy change, we’re closing your bank account” letter. They’re giving me 30 days to move the money out of the […]
My #1 Recommendation For Where To Go Off-Grid A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how to get away from Big Brother. Today I’d like to offer a recommendation for where to get away from Big Brother: Belize. Belize is a place where it is easy to go offline and off-grid while still retaining access [...]
Turn-Key Residency With Investment Upside Panama’s new “Specific Countries” residency visa program is one of the most turn-key in the world. Authorized through Executive Order by current Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli, this residency option is available to citizens of 47 specifically named countries. If you hold a passport for one of the 47 countries on [...]
Panama By The Numbers “If you want to grow, you have to go to a place that’s growing.” --Panamanian businessman Jose Bern “Panama has three things going for it—location, location, location.” --Expat David Stubbs “Why should an expat or investor care about the economic situation in the country where he’s interested in living or investing?” [...]
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