The number of U.S. taxpayers renouncing their American citizenship or permanent-resident status is accelerating. For many, the benefits of U.S. citizenship no longer outweigh the costs. Whether you are a high-net-worth individual or a young entrepreneur with a lifetime of earnings ahead of you, renouncing your U.S. citizenship is the only way to end your U.S. tax obligations.
Six weeks ago, I left my luxurious, sea-view condo in Costa Rica (my second home) to return to my first home—Malta, a Mediterranean island, surrounded by turquoise waters. Relaxing with a glass of champagne in First Class on the way over to London, I knew I was going to miss the long, sandy beaches, stunning sunsets each night after playing beach volleyball, and the amazing wildlife and postcard-perfect scenery.
A round-up of the weird and wonderful events taking place around the world over the coming months.
Several years ago, my wife and I took a quick trip to Calgary, Alberta to visit some close friends who had recently given birth to twins. As an avid photographer, and someone who was breaking in the world of stock photography at the time, I couldn’t go without my camera.
I recently wrote about a new divide that separates the world. On one side of this divide you have countries that rely for their survival on imports of natural resources. On the other you have countries that rake in massive profits from natural resource exports.
110 miles an hour, by cab. I can now say I’ve experienced that…thanks to a misunderstanding last year. I had just finished speaking at a wealth symposium in Montreal. Right after my speech, my wife had our bags waiting, so we could head straight to the airport to catch our flight.
On Wednesday, I said many American would-be retirees were “dead men walking” unless they took immediate steps to shore up their retirement accounts. That’s because most Americans haven’t saved enough for a comfortable retirement in the U.S
Don’t let the cold and the thousands of snowbirds fleeing south each winter fool you… Canada is in the Top Ten places on the planet to live according to the 2010 International Living Quality of Life Index.
Every January, we rank and rate 194 countries to come up with our list of the places that offer you the best quality of life. This isn’t about best value, necessarily. It’s about the places in the world where the living is, simply put, great.
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In the broad protected harbor of Halifax, Nova Scotia, General Sir William Howe organized the invasion fleet that captured New York City in 1776.
A much bigger event overseas than in Ireland itself, St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) is a good excuse for expats around the world to get nostalgic and indulge a little. Here’s a whirlwind tour of how this green day is celebrated on different parts of the globe…
“Do not feed or molest the animals.” Believe me, I have no intention of going within sandwich-throwing distance of these animals. Along with monkeys and racoon-like coatis, the wildlife in Iguazu National Park includes jaguars. Being torn apart by spotted beasts with ravenous appetites…