Escape from America Made More Difficult

Escape from America Made More Difficult

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August 13, 2014

Benjamin Franklin—one of the most astute and beloved of America's Founding Fathers—once observed: "Where liberty dwells, there is my country." Whether the people of the United States have remained true to the intent of America's Founding Fathers is certainly open to question. Since the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, Americans have been subjected to the questionable Patriot Act, massive government NSA surveillance, and a flood of restrictive and questionable laws that curb liberties.

Don’t Take Your Right to Privacy for Granted

Don’t Take Your Right to Privacy for Granted

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June 23, 2014

With the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) revealed as global master snoops, potentially spying on every phone call, email, and computer, perhaps you have given up on protecting your personal and financial privacy. Or maybe you are one of the millions who thoughtlessly bear all for Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. (Don't!)

Can You Claim These Deductions and Credits for Americans Overseas?

Can You Claim These Deductions and Credits for Americans Overseas?

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March 6, 2014

When it comes to figuring out U.S. taxes, there's no one I trust more than Nick Hodges. That's why, whenever I have a question about anything tax-related that you need to know about, I turn to him for a clear, concise, easy-to-understand explanation. His credentials are impressive—he has more professional qualifications than you can shake a stick at: CPA/PFS, MBA, and CFP.

Are You Eligible for These Two Massive Tax Breaks?

Are You Eligible for These Two Massive Tax Breaks?

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March 5, 2014

We all look for ways to minimize our U.S. tax bill and to maximize our freedom abroad. We all desire to simplify our tax and reporting responsibilities. We want to think less about taxes...and enjoy more of our international experience. The good news is, if you approach your taxes in the right way, you can save yourself from the stresses of Tax Day every year...free up thousands of dollars that you're legally entitled to that might otherwise go to the IRS...and avoid unnecessary and costly non-disclosure penalties.

Save Thousands of Dollars by Decoding These Tax Terms (We’ll Show You How)

Save Thousands of Dollars by Decoding These Tax Terms (We’ll Show You How)

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March 4, 2014

As a wise man once said, "Forewarned is forearmed"...and that's never truer than when it comes to taxes. Informing yourself of all the IRS regulations is a sensible idea—and could save you thousands of dollars. While it's important for every American citizen to understand the phraseology of the regulations, if you're thinking of living, working, or investing abroad, it's even more important.

The Real Reason Governments Are Killing Financial Privacy

The Real Reason Governments Are Killing Financial Privacy

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February 28, 2014

At a G-20 meeting held in September, central bankers, finance ministers, and an assortment of other central planners touted what they hoped would be a new "global standard" of the automatic sharing of financial information. The U.S. has taken the lead with the odious FATCA law...