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29 May
Can you reduce tax burden overseas?

An American Retiree Moving Overseas Likely Won’t Reduce His Tax Burden

A friend told me this week that his parents are looking to move overseas for their retirement to save taxes. He recognizes but hasn’t been able to help them understand that that isn’t a realistic objective given their circumstances. My friend’s parents are retired government workers receiving government pensions. Pension income is not eligible for […]

02 Sep
Going Off The Grid

Going Off The Grid

A Formula For Dumping Big Brother Interested in protecting yourself from ever-bigger Big Brother? Not interested in being tracked by the NSA, MI6, Mossad, or any other "intelligence agency"? Don't want to be hounded by the IRS for tax forms detailing your assets? Don't want banks reporting your accounts to U.S. authorities? You're not alone...and [...]
06 Dec
Self-Sufficiency In Uruguay, Chile, And Belize

Self-Sufficiency In Uruguay, Chile, And Belize

How To Be Self-Sufficient Without All The Work When I lived in Ireland, our house sat on 6 acres of land. Up a small hill behind the house was an area that had been, in a previous life, a kitchen garden. We restored the garden, after we discovered it, and planted everything from strawberries to [...]
05 Nov
How To Create A Self-Sufficient Life Overseas

How To Create A Self-Sufficient Life Overseas

Emergency planning. It’s a common topic in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. It’s not only economic disasters, currency collapses, bank failures, and stock debacles we need to plan for. It’s natural disasters, too, as Sandy has reminded the world. Hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, typhoons, monsoons, winds, flooding, drought. Few places in the world are free from […]