Offshore Living Letter is a publication of Live and Invest Overseas. Our goal is to provide timely, actionable information on all things offshore, including: how to go offshore, diversifying your portfolio, wealth creation, protecting your assets, and much more.
Our editors are hunkered down mapping out answers to that question. Our planning is based first on our collective experience in recent months. Where have we scouted… what are we investing in personally… whither do we intend to travel in the next 12 months… In addition, as well, our editorial calendars, travel schedules, and conference […]
At this week’s Offshore Wealth Summit, we looked at the best current options for planting your Five Flags, including your best choices today for alternative residency and for opening a bank account overseas. Why might you want a bank account in another country? Maybe because you’re planning to move to that country and need an […]
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 […]
The tax questions are coming in fast and furious from U.S. readers as they and their tax-preparers pull together 2014 tax returns (due April 15 unless you are residing overseas or file for an extension). Some of the bad advice readers are getting from their tax “pros” would be funny if it weren’t so expensive. […]
A trendy spot, beach or otherwise, can become trendy just because people begin to perceive it that way. Maybe a celebrity buys in a small town or a movie is filmed nearby or a reality show is shot on location…triggering the marketplace to believe there’s something cool or interesting about a place they’d previously never […]
We got right to the point: Diversification. It’s the surprisingly simple answer to the sometimes seemingly impossible-to-process question: How do we survive the current age…and the even more troubling one that may be coming?
Most people do little or no estate planning. One story an attorney-friend likes to tell to illustrate the potential extreme consequence of this non-approach is about Elvis Presley. When Elvis died in 1977, his estate was worth US$30 million. Elvis died without an estate plan. He’d simply made a will, in which he left his […]
The super-rich have a growing number of options for obtaining second passports through economic citizenship. These programs are most attractive to the wealthy from countries whose passports don’t allow for much visa-free travel—Russia, China, and the countries of the Middle East, for example. Spending anywhere from US$100,000 to more than US$2 million depending on the […]