Great-Grandpa May Hold the Key to Your EU Passport

Great-Grandpa May Hold the Key to Your EU Passport

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August 13, 2013

Your great-great-great-grandparents (may they rest in peace) could be about to hand you citizenship in Europe…and, with it, the legal freedom to live and do business in any of the 28 countries of the European Union. Your family tree could hold the key to opening a path to second citizenship for you and your family, especially in Europe. There, several countries will grant citizenship to you based on ancestry.

Is It Time to “Re-Flag” Yourself?

Is It Time to “Re-Flag” Yourself?

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January 24, 2013

More than two decades ago, an interesting character with the nom de plume, "Bill Hill" wrote a popular escape manual for freedom advocates titled "PT—The Perpetual Traveler." Hill outlined his PT ideas with a five point plan "...for those," he said, "with courage enough to pursue freedom." He memorably illustrated his plan with something he called The Five Flags of Freedom.

Why “Offshore” Shouldn’t be a Dirty Word

Why “Offshore” Shouldn’t be a Dirty Word

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January 21, 2013

But if, by contrast, you’re interested in ways you can go abroad and not only increase your quality of life by living better for less... but perhaps also protect your savings, grow your nest egg, and build a legacy for your children and their children... then read on. There are benefits of having a foothold abroad—advantages beyond the obvious ones like lower costs, a higher quality of life, and the prospect of real adventure.

Foreign Bank Accounts (and More) in the “New Switzerland”

Foreign Bank Accounts (and More) in the “New Switzerland”

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January 2, 2013

In 2005, Singapore began adopting laws patterned after Switzerland’s. Laws that tightened its bank secrecy. But unlike land-locked Switzerland, Singapore sits at the center of Asia’s booming demand for raw materials, close to many key physical markets. It also beats Switzerland on taxes. Official corporate tax rates in Singapore have fallen by 3% to 17% over the past five years...