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25 Apr
Caribbean old city street, church, independence square, tropical plants, palm tree, mountain view, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

The 9 Best Countries To Get A Residency In 2022

About 28% of all American expats living abroad live in Mexico. A big reason for this is that Mexico has one of the world’s easiest immigration programs. The process begins at the Mexican consulate in your home country. Amounts vary consulate to consulate, but qualifying for temporary residency through economic solvency requires an average minimum […]

14 Apr
Panama City to the left and the Algarve, Portugal to the right

Panama Vs. Portugal: Comparing The Five Flags

I fly tonight from Panama to Paris… then, Monday morning, on to Lisbon in time to host next week’s Live And Invest In Portugal Conference. Repositioning from the New World to the Old reminds me that Americans often dismiss Europe for offshore lifestyle and investment options thinking the region is too complicated or too expensive. […]

17 Mar
Beach on the Mexican Caribbean

Obtaining Mexican Residency In 2022: Everything You Should Know

Easy, Fast Residency Make This A Top Plan B Option Mexico isn't usually first to come to mind when you think of your best options for living abroad. It's too familiar for that. But Mexico is #1 in a way that really counts: over 1.6 million Americans are living there, which puts Mexico out in [...]
28 Feb
Camilo Beach (Praia do Camilo) at Algarve, Portugal with turquoise sea in background.

8 Questions You Must Ask Before Establishing Residency Overseas

If you haven’t already established residency in another country, I’m writing today to urge you to consider the idea now. We’re living through extraordinary times. More than ever before, it’s critical that you have a backup plan… And that plan should include the right to reside full time and indefinitely in another country if and […]

05 Feb
An expat woman looking at the skyline in Malaga

The Difference Between Resident, Expat, And Expatriation

At a meeting in London a little while ago, I was among dozens of expats from all around the world. Many took offense to being described that way… to being called “expats.” They found the term derogatory; however, not for the reason people typically object to the word. Some among the group in London who’d […]

18 Oct
Tallinn, Estonia

The 3 Best Places For Digital Nomads

As the world continues to push through our pandemic era, working from home has become a fact of life. What if working from home meant hanging out on a white-sand beach or in an Old World old town? Folks open to the idea of working from home overseas have become a

23 Sep
Evening panorama of Santiago de Chile

The 5 Best Easy Options For Establishing Residency Overseas

Most countries in the world require a criminal background check when you apply for residency. These can vary from a certification by your local police to a full background check from Interpol and the FBI. Several times a week we receive emails from readers wondering if there’s any way around those checks. I guess they’re […]