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23 May
cartagena colombia as well as medellin are great places to invest in colombia

Investing In Factoring In Colombia

One of the benefits of hosting conferences around the world is the chance they give me to spend focused time with key contacts in key markets. It’s at our conferences that I find out about ear-to-the-ground kinds of opportunities that usually don’t make it beyond a small circle of investor-friends. This week in Medellin, for […]

06 Feb
Saving Money when facing Currency Exchange Rates

Saving Money In The Face Of Currency Exchange Rates

I usually ignore foreign exchange rates. You can’t predict them and trying to time them when making a real estate investment is a crap shoot. If you wait too long for an exchange rate to get where you want it to be before sending your money for a real estate purchase, the opportunity can disappear. […]

03 Feb
Expatriating Growing Rapidly in the U.S.

Expatriating Growing Rapidly In The U.S.

A reporter from the mainstream press contacted me recently asking if I could introduce him to an American who has given up his (or her) citizenship. The reporter is doing a story on the growing number Americans expatriating and wanted a firsthand story to tell. Unfortunately, none of the people I know who have expatriated […]

30 Jan
Why Panama Remains The World’s Top Business Haven

Why Panama Remains The World’s Top Business Haven

“I don’t care why you’re here this week looking at Panama,” David Stubbs told the room full of Live and Invest in Panama Conference attendees this morning. “Whatever your interests in Panama, the economics of the country are important to you. Even if you’re just here for a vacation, this is stuff you should be […]

23 Jan
Protecting Your Assets Offshore

Protecting Your Assets Offshore

Someone recently told me about a scam not uncommonly perpetrated in Panama. In Panama, when someone files a lawsuit against you, he can have your assets or at least part of your assets frozen while the suit is being argued to protect against you moving them out of the country before the case is settled. […]

09 Jan
The Benefits Of A Second Passport can be many

Benefits Of A Second Passport

Panama is truly a convenient place to live if you want to travel around Latin America. A recent flight from Panama City to Santiago, Chile, for example, wasn’t short (at seven hours), but it was painless. On-time departure from Tocumen International…good service from Copa in the air…on-time arrival at Arturo Merino Benitez…then a quick, efficient, […]

02 Jan
Opportunity In Brazil

Opportunity In Brazil

The number of opportunities coming across my desk has increased dramatically lately. The global property marketplace is active right now, meaning we global property buyers have an interesting 2014 to look forward to. Most new opportunities coming on to my radar are agricultural, but one new development I’ve reviewed recently is residential. Not pre-construction residential […]

30 Dec
Top Property Investment Markets For 2014

Top Property Investment Markets For 2014

As the year comes to an end, I’m reviewing the 2013 investment plan I had for myself. On the list of countries I wanted to research and perhaps invest in last year were Ireland, the Philippines, Uruguay, and Peru. How did I do with the objectives I set out for this past year? I didn’t […]

19 Dec
managing your expectations

Managing Your Expectations When Living And Investing Offshore

The issue had to do with the mandatory insurance required with any car rental in Italy. The guy had bought insurance when he booked the car online through Orbitz (or whoever). However, he had bought Orbitz’s insurance, which didn’t include the mandatory local insurance. The guy’s response was, in short, too bad. His expectation was […]

16 Dec
Lifestyle Overseas

Lifestyle Overseas

My college Social Studies professor, a hyper dude who worked three jobs and lived off a quarter of his income so he could save the rest to build a children’s hospital, broke society down into nine categories. He referenced the typical lower, middle, and upper classes and then separated each of those categories further into […]