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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 […]

09 Jan
Best Places To Go Offshore in 2017

The 5 Best Places To Go Offshore And Diversify In 2017

The offshore world is fast moving. Ever-changing legislation, regulation, incentives, bureaucracy, and market fundamentals mean that the best places to open an offshore bank account, base a business, or establish backup residency, for example, one month are not necessarily your top choices the next. As we stand at the start of New Year 2017, where […]

29 Sep
tulum mexico riviera maya

Best Place To Invest In Mexico’s Riviera Maya? Think Tulum!

I’ve just returned to Panama City following our Live and Invest in Mexico Conference in Tulum this week. It was my first visit to the Riviera Maya region in four years. Most everything is as I remember it… the beach, the water, the palm trees… with three important differences. First, the value of the peso […]

17 Mar
A Bold Prediction About This High-Profile Property Market

Is Panama City’s Real Estate Market On The Rise?

Why would you want to buy a piece of real estate overseas? That was the starting point for the discussions that have taken place throughout this week’s Global Property Summit down here in sunny Panama. The big advantage of real estate anywhere is that it’s a hard asset, a real and long-term store of wealth. […]

09 Jul
Algarve, Portugal

Lief Simon On Why Portugal Is A Top Property Investment Market

Arriving this week from the colonies to the point where explorers took off to discover them, Lief and I were met by big numbers of Old World tourists. This is peak season in Southern Europe, and Lisbon airport, when we passed through, was packed with holidaymakers, most from the British Isles. Lisbon airport was crowded […]