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...

How to Get a Second Passport… and Other Offshore Secrets

How to Get a Second Passport… and Other Offshore Secrets

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November 21, 2012

Did you know that if you have Irish ancestors you may be eligible to obtain an Irish passport? It’s true...and it’s pretty easy to do. And that Irish passport can open lots of doors for you... For instance, you can get a job anywhere in the European Union... You can easily open a bank account somewhere like Switzerland... As an Irish passport holder, you can travel more safely to some countries of the world...

The Fall of America?

The Fall of America?

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November 5, 2012

The 2012 Economic Freedom of the World report was released recently by the Cato Institute and Canada’s Fraser Institute. In just a few years, the U.S. has fallen from No. 3 in 2000 (behind the city-states of Hong Kong and Singapore) to No. 8 in 2005 and now has plummeted to 18th place, trailing such countries as Estonia, Taiwan, and Qatar.

IL Radio Episode 35: Getting Residency in Panama the Easy Way

IL Radio Episode 35: Getting Residency in Panama the Easy Way

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September 7, 2012

Panama is a perennial favorite among expats looking for a better life abroad, and achieving Panamanian residency just got a lot easier. A new visa program began in June that not only cuts the cost, but also cuts the time it takes to get Panamanian residency. Panama attorney and legal expert Rainelda Mata-Kelly has already helped clients start this process.