The high rate of inflation most of us believe is waiting not too far down the road will be an earthquake for investment markets. The likely winners (gold, silver, precious metals stocks) and the likely losers (long-term bonds and most stocks) aren’t too hard to identify. But separating the sheep from the goats is only one element for financial success in an environment of rapidly rising consumer prices.
Keith Callum is an American businessman who has, for decades done business in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Far East and operating personally within those countries.
Is Thomas Jefferson responsible for America's current-day financial crisis? Is there a revolution on the horizon? IM correspondent Jeff Thomas takes us on a provocative journey - both past and present - of one of the most famous documents ever drafted: The U.S. Constitution
Mike Rogers, an American-born and raised entrepreneur who has lived and worked in Japan for nearly 30 years, shares his thoughts on the recent earthquake, its consequences on the Japanese economy and answers the question: “What do the Japanese REALLY think about Americans?”
Today we’re happy to bring you another interview, this time with Russian-based Igor Yegorov. Igor will give us an insider’s view about government corruption, investment opportunities and life in Russia.
Warwick Lampp of New Zealand has an interesting story to tell both of internationalization, as well as what is was like on the ground during the recent Christchurch earthquakes. It makes for an interesting conversation.
Will the US government confiscate the gold held by its citizenry at some point, as they did in 1933? Will other countries, particularly the EU countries, follow suit? This subject is a particularly thorny one.
Today, we're talking with Mark Wallace, a serial entrepreneur and investor who lives an international lifestyle with his wife Danielle. He is an American by birth but, in his own words, "a mutt by ethnicity," who spends time on at least three continents a year and in more than a few countries-always on the lookout for new social, business and lifestyle opportunities.
For many years, those of us who are not American have frequently advised our American friends of the coming economic collapse of the US, suggesting that they prepare a "back door" so that they are not trapped in a location that may well be a problematic and even dangerous place to live for themselves and their families.
Some people are more observant than others. Some are more capable of thinking outside the box than others. Whether this is by nature or nurture is a moot point.
A phyle is a group of people that's self-defined by whatever values they share. A phyle is not limited by race or language or geography - or, most importantly, by borders on maps or other such fictions - although it could be, if its members chose to be so limited.
Just when you thought there was nothing more the US government could do to motivate you to ship your financial life offshore, they came up with another one. And if you have a sizeable net worth, it’s a big one; you could save your family $2.2 million in taxes by acting on the opportunity during the next 21 months. A husband-and-wife effort could save twice as much.
At its core, International Man is designed to be a community of like-minded people who come together and converse on all topics related to the internationalization process. One member is Steve Abramowicz, a Seattle-based wealth advisor to high net worth individuals across the United States. He has also internationalized himself and his family to a great degree.
For many years, we have been predicting that the die has been cast for economic and political cataclysm for the US economy and, by extension, that of the first world. Not surprisingly, the reaction by most others over the years is that the sun is still shining and that only a "Chicken Little" would be predicting a major storm. During this period, most people have said, "We'll deal with it if it comes and not before."
If everything you own is held in your own name in your own country, then you are not merely exposed, you are vulnerable absolutely, to whatever decisions the government might make about how you should behave and who gets the wealth you've earned.
Macarena Rose has a motto in life: Just do it! So when she fell in love with Belize after teaching a 2-week course there, she decided to pack up her family (including five cats and five dogs) and move. Macarena shares a bit of her life with us, including her advice for anyone considering a move to the tropical country.
At 23 years of age, Marina Passalaris left the sunsets of Zululand, South Africa with her family for Australia’s Sunshine Coast. Marina talks to us about the difficulties she had in moving abroad, and about the business she’s now set up, Beautiful Minds.
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