Grandma Made Goulash? You May Be Due a Euro Passport

Grandma Made Goulash? You May Be Due a Euro Passport

Most of the time, countries cut off the family tree at grandparent. A tiny few go back to great-grandparent. Italy goes so far as great-great-grandfather. And then there’s Hungary. The country quietly passed a citizenship law in 2011 that might just be the most generous citizenship-by-ancestry plan ever. If you can prove that anyone in your family tree was Hungarian...

Crete and Corfu: For a Healthy, Simple, Greek Island Retirement

Crete and Corfu: For a Healthy, Simple, Greek Island Retirement

Today, the birthplace of democracy can still be a messy place—just as it increasingly is across the U.S., the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. But this, too, is Greece: A country so beautiful, calm, relaxing— and so relatively inexpensive—that it’s attracting retirees happily trading the messiness elsewhere for the messiness of a more fulfilling...

How, and Why, to Escape Uncle Sam’s Financial Shackles

How, and Why, to Escape Uncle Sam’s Financial Shackles

Whether it’s banking, opening an overseas brokerage account, or access to opportunities such as my $21,000 crypto play, Uncle Sam is an albatross around our neck. He either paternalistically prevents us from investing our money as we see fit, or he imposes such numbingly burdensome rules that financial companies see Americans as liabilities to actively avoid...

Retirees and Freelancers Look Forward to Thailand’s New Visa

Retirees and Freelancers Look Forward to Thailand’s New Visa

If the global pandemic has done anything—and frankly it has done more than I can quantify here—it has changed people’s perceptions of their own life and their own ideas of personal happiness. Which bring us to Thailand…The tropical Southeast Asian nation is one of the world’s most desirable destinations for digital nomads...