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09 Nov
Two colonial style lemon yellow balconies in Cuenca, Ecuador.

Acquiring A Second Residency Through Property Investment

On Aug. 7, 1974, Frenchman Philippe Petit made headlines when, in the space of 45 minutes, he crossed four times between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. He didn’t just walk—the 24-year-old high-wire artist danced and lay down on the wire, too, balance pole in hand. Whether you look on it as art […]

24 Sep
Greece

Is Greece Your Golden Ticket To Europe?

Greece’s Golden Visa program stands out. Nothing else in Europe matches this golden ticket. For a 250,000-euro investment in real estate (just under US$300,000 at today’s exchange), non-EU citizens and their families can get residency of Greece. The visa covers children up to 21 years of age and is granted for five years. After that, […]

17 Sep
Residency

The 6 Best Countries To Get A Residency In 2020

When establishing a Plan B or backup residency, most people look for the easiest option… but “easiest” isn’t a one-size-fits-all concept. This debate came up during a conference call with my editorial team earlier this year. We realized that we’d used the term “world’s easiest residency” in two different articles, one referencing Colombia, the other […]

04 Nov
church and colorful houses, cobh ireland

Options For Getting Your Child A Second Passport At Birth

Serious Legacy Upside Kathleen and I were living in Ireland when our son Jackson was born. I wish we could take credit for being impressively strategic in our planning, but the truth is that Waterford just happened to be our home when Jackson arrived on the scene. You could say that this geographic happenstance turned [...]
25 Feb
A man going through passport control at an airport

How Having A Second Passport Can Increase Your Options

The Trouble With Having A Second Passport I became a dual citizen about 12 years ago after being naturalized in Ireland. For years leading up to that point and for years after, I recommended Ireland as a top choice for obtaining a second passport through residency. Then, in 2011, Ireland changed its residency laws. The [...]
03 Dec
portimao, portugal beach

Five Flags: Comparing Panama And Portugal’s Citizenship, Residency, Real Estate, And Taxes

#1 Choice For Going Offshore In 2019 We Americans tend to dismiss Europe for overseas lifestyle and investment options, thinking this part of the world is too complicated or too expensive. The truth is that some European countries can be cheaper than destinations that might much sooner come to mind as top live and invest [...]