A couple of years ago I asked a group I work with in Colombia if they had any ideas for an agriculture project in their country. Colombia is known for its coffee and there are many coffee farms across the country, but I wasn’t interested in coffee. I wanted something unique. My associates in Medellín […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’m A Cash Kind Of Guy In A Post-Cash World Could it be that cash is no longer king? Cash is a dying a form of exchange in much of the world. Sweden is quickly becoming a cashless state, as is Singapore... India eliminated big bills in 2016... South Korea ran a trial last year [...]
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. [...]
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 […]
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 […]
When the engagement between Britain’s Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle was announced a few weeks ago, the press began to speculate about what affects Ms. Markle’s status as an American citizen might have on the royal family once she becomes part of it. Specifically, what about required reporting under FATCA and other IRS rules?
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 […]
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 […]
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