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12 Sep
The beautiful Estepona, little and flowery town in the province of Malaga, Spain

The 2 Rules To Minimize Risk When Buying Real Estate

Risk-taking is personal. Everyone has their own thresholds. Most people take few risks in their lives. They go with the comfortable job, make the safe investments, and stay within the lines with whatever they’re doing. Over the years, I’ve learned that education can be a game changer when it comes to perceived risk. Someone living […]

04 Aug
Caribbean beach with palms and straw umbrellas on the shore with Gros Piton mountain in the background, Sugar beach, Saint Lucia

The 3 Best Citizenship By Investment Programs

Before the global pandemic, an American passport got you into 184 countries. It was one of the best travel documents you could carry. At the height of the pandemic, U.S. passport-holders were permitted entry to but 29 countries. Some 166 countries had decided to bar entry to Americans, fearing those Americans might carry the coronavirus […]

14 Jul
Playa del Carmen beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Investing In The Path Of Progress Real Estate

When looking at real estate, one thing to consider is the path of progress. I’ve invested in the path at various stages of “progress” over the years and made some money… and I’ve invested in the path of progress only to find out the progress didn’t

23 Jun
Colorful street in Pienza, Tuscany, Italy

Why You Should Start Your Estate Planning Process Now

Don't Die Before You've Done This One Thing Years ago, a friend told me about a guy on the conference circuit. This guy did one thing, had one service, and one pitch. Let's call him Bob. Bob told a story about his parents who had been fairly successful but then died young. The wealth his [...]
16 Jun
Tropical beach setting on Isla Holbox, Mexico

The Top Countries With Favorable Exchange Rates

Recent changes in exchange rates are creating real estate bargains in unexpected markets. Meantime, some long-time favorable rates—that had been continually improving for almost 10 years—are beginning to turn against us. Managing the movement of money in foreign currencies is a key factor when investing in real estate overseas. Unless you’re buying in a market […]

09 Jun
Close-up portrait of an elderly couple hugging on seacoast

The 7 Flag Theory Of Diversification: The Key To A Secure Retirement

How do you pack a go bag?That is, how do you create a fully diversified, profit-rich, tax-light, bulletproof life?Step by step.You’ve heard of the Five Flags. In fact, there are seven… Banking Foreign Residency Dual Citizenship Earning Money Offshore Offshore Investing Asset Protection And Estate Planning Mitigating And Managing Tax Liabilities You don’t need to […]

12 May
View of the Bay of Kotor with buildings and boats and mountains in the background

How To Ensure Your Overseas Real Estate Buy Is A Success

“It’s perfect. I’ll take it. How much is it?” So said the Irish hairdresser to the Montenegrin real estate agent. The agent was touring the young woman through an apartment for sale in the medieval town of Kotor. The woman didn’t get past the entryway before making her buy decision. Indeed, she had been ready […]

04 May
Flags from all around the world behind a box showing the 5 flag diversification theory

The Flag Theory Of Diversification Made Easy

Understanding The Flag Theory and 5 Flags Approach In the face of the kinds of market, economic, and political uncertainties the world is currently presenting, the key to protecting yourself, your family, and your assets is diversification, and the only way to truly diversify yourself is through planting flags. There are five basic things we [...]
02 May
Girona colorful houses district, bridge, and Saint Mary Cathedral, buildings reflected in water in river Onyar. Catalonia Spain.

How Exchange Rates Affect Overseas Property Investments

Dollar-euro parity? We’re closing in. As I write, US$1 equates to 1.06 euro. The U.S. dollar holder has noteworthy buying power in other parts of the world right now, too… Including in Colombia and Brazil, for example… two markets you should be paying attention to in particular if you’re shopping the globe for your next […]