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05 Feb
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Spain And Portugal Offering Passports To Sephardic Descendants

The Spanish began their famous Inquisition in 1478, but it wasn’t until the Alhambra Decree in 1492 that the expulsion of all Jews and conversos (Jews converted to Christianity but believed to be secretly practicing their former faith) was ordered. The numbers expelled vary depending on the source, but most of those pushed out of […]

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 […]

01 Jan
Best Places to Live 2018

The 10 Best Places To Live Overseas In 2018

Last week, Lief shared his recommendations for the best places in the world right now for going offshore. That's Lief's beat. His wife, Kathleen Peddicord, publisher of the Live and Invest Overseas group, takes a different perspective.  Kathleen is focused on identifying the best places in the world for living well and having a grand adventure. [...]
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 […]

14 Dec
Bitcoin Cryptocurrency

Don’t Risk Your Retirement By Not Investing In Cryptocurrency

The risk of owning cryptocurrency is pretty simple. You could lose money… but that’s a risk that comes with any investment. Every sane crypto investor understands this going in. But what about the risks of not owning cryptocurrencies? Those are very real too… What if bitcoin ownership goes from less than 1% to 10%? How […]

04 Dec
rental market dominican republic

Top 5 Rental Markets In The Dominican Republic Today

For the last four years, we’ve been touting the Dominican Republic as a place where investors can find quality overseas rental property investment opportunities that don’t require huge initial investment sums. Plus, local bank financing is available in this country for nonresidents and foreigners. Today, global property investors, particularly North Americans, are starting to take […]

16 Nov
International Property Investment

Why International Real Estate Investing Isn’t For Everybody

Don’t Invest In Real Estate Overseas If You Share These Views A reader got in touch recently to say: "Lief, I have seen a posting online from Cherif Medawar on international real estate investing. It appears to contradict your group's continued advice on international investments. I'm forwarding it to you for a response because it [...]
12 May
Protect Your Assets Offshore

Protect Your Assets Offshore And Plan For Their Inheritance

A banker friend in Belize who speaks at many of our live events likes to ask the following question as part of his presentation: “What happens to your bank account (in Belize) if you and your banker—and only you and your banker—know about its existence… and then you die?” If you’re an American, that shouldn’t […]