Italy has had my attention for years… though probably not for the same reasons it captures so many Americans’ imaginations. Specifically, what interests me is the effect demographics are having on this country… and the opportunities they are creating. From the mid-1980s until 2000, Italy had zero increase in population. Over the last 18 years, […]
A study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine calls out the danger to food security created by an overweight global population. Larger bodies require more energy even when sitting still. The global population is expected to grow by 1.9 billion people between now and the year 2050. The added strain on the […]
Most countries in the world require a criminal background check when you apply for residency. These can vary from a certification by your local police to a full background check from Interpol and the FBI. Several times a week we receive emails from readers wondering if there’s any way around those checks. I guess they’re […]
Where in the world will offer the best options for repositioning yourself overseas in 2021? Diversifying your lifestyle and your investment portfolio to embrace the many opportunities our world continues to offer is a more important agenda as we begin a New Year than it’s ever been. The way to make sure you’re prepared for […]
This Is No Offshore Haven... So, Why Italy? Italy isn't an offshore haven. You have to be a resident in the country for 10 years before you can become naturalized... unless your grandparents were Italian... in which case you can get citizenship after 3 years of residency. The bureaucracy in Italy is legendary. Processes like [...]
Could The Average Retiree Really Afford To Retire To France Or Italy? A consulting client I spoke with the other day was surprised when I suggested that he could live in Europe on his retirement pension of US$2,200 a month...including in either France or Italy, the two countries that interest him. What About Taxes? If [...]
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