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18 Jan
True wealth retirement number

Finding True Wealth: What Is Your Magic Retirement Number?

On the plane flying from Paris to Panama last weekend, I read an article about a librarian who made the decision to take all of her money out of the stock market. It’s not that she was worried about the stock market crashing. It’s that she reached her number. As the woman explained, she’s accumulated […]

28 Dec
Best Places To Go Offshore in 2017

The 5 Best Places To Go Offshore And Diversify In 2018

Lief Simon Names The World's Best Places To Go Offshore In 2018 The offshore world is ever-changing. Legislation, regulation, incentives, bureaucracy, and market fundamentals shift the terrain for where could be considered the best places to open an offshore bank account, base a business, diversify your investment portfolio, or establish backup residency, for example. In [...]
18 Dec
Christmas Tree offshore

Why Offshore Structures Are A Lot Like Christmas Trees

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 […]

28 Sep
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Resources For Filing Taxes As An American Abroad

The Oct. 15 final deadline for every American who asked for an extension for filing his 2016 U.S. tax return is racing toward us… and I still need to complete mine. Kathleen and I return to Paris this weekend… and I know how I’ll be spending my first two weeks back in the City of […]

14 Sep
Offshore Destination

Welcome To Belize: Your All-In-One Offshore Destination

If you’re shopping jurisdictions, trying to choose where to begin (or further) the process of internationalizing your life, one country should be at the top of your list: Belize. Belize offers good options for planting every possible offshore flag, including international banking, residency, citizenship, structure, jurisdictional taxation, and self-sufficient living. International banks in Belize are […]

13 Feb
Learn How To Manage A Rental Investment Property In Panama City

Why I Don’t Recommend Any Of The 78 Banks In Panama

“What bank do you recommend in Panama?” That’s one of the most frequently asked questions I receive. I get it at least a couple of times a week… The honest answer? None. Panama currently has 78 banks. Of those, 29 have international licenses; 49, including the 2 government banks, have general licenses. I’ve dealt personally […]