Seeking Inspiration in Going Forward

No one could doubt that we are living in difficult times, or that the economic, political and social conditions we are experiencing are unprecedented in our lifetimes. Where, then, do we turn for guidance? Well, as luck would have it, history is rich with fine people who have gone before us.

Q&A on Multiple Flags

We receive quite a few messages from our readers – questions, comments and feedback about our service. A few days ago, I received the following message: “I’m brand new at this [internationalization] and not quite sure where to start. There is so much to do and it is all overwhelming. Any suggestions?”

Bolthole On A Budget

Amongst the responses International Man received from a recent article regarding internationalizing oneself, we received the following question from Joe MI: “Should someone who can’t afford to take multiple trips just forego the thought of expatriating?”

Growing Up With The Cayman Islands

We have the pleasure to introduce Bruce Johns, a successful business owner that left the UK at the age of 26 to establish himself in the Cayman Islands just as its rise as an offshore centre was starting to create the prosperity the country enjoys today.

“Closed for Remodeling”

As readers will most likely know, the US Congress, in its decision to raise the debt limit of the federal government, chose to create a "Super Committee", which would have a temporary job of determining $1.2 trillion in budget cuts over the next ten years. After appointing this committee, Congress went on vacation for a month. Sounds reasonable, doesn't it?

“We have a Canadian bank account at Royal Bank. What we are interested in opening is a brokerage…”

“We have a Canadian bank account at Royal Bank. What we are interested in opening is a brokerage account in Europe or Canada and the institutions we have contacted tell us that they cannot do so for ‘US persons.’”

The Ugly American

Recently, I read an interview with an American entrepreneur who stated that the US is now “destroyed” and that he has moved to a South American country with the intention of creating several businesses.

Ten Years of Gold

Over the years, I have encountered many people who have considered any investment in gold to be foolhardy in concept. Recently though, I have been finding that more and more of them are beginning to turn around.

English Language and China’s Economy

According to Chinese visitors, businessmen and American ex-patriots in Southeast Asia, the Chinese government is promoting English as the international language to stimulate their economy.

“Why I Set Up an Offshore Company”

After 8 years of operating his business under the red tape and tax burdens of a UK limited company, Paul C. set his sights on offshore incorporation. Could this be the right option for you? Find out as Paul gives his advice on the pros and cons of offshore incorporation.

Holding Pattern

In a discussion with International Man's Managing Director recently, I grumbled that those authors that are normally quite glib on the future of the economy seem to be going silent. They either are not writing articles, or if they are, many tend to be rehashing their previous articles.

“With all things being equal; does simply having a Swiss bank account create a greater chance of IRS

"With all things being equal; does simply having a Swiss bank account create a greater chance of IRS audit...”

Just Which American Constitution Are You Referring To?

Democrats, Republicans and Tea Partiers all claim to be “champions” of the Constitution. But the question remains… do any of them really follow the historic document?

Food Crisis – The Greatest Threat to Social Stability

How would a food crisis play out on American soil? Food shortages have happened before in many societies around the world and the result is not a pretty picture…

The View from the Strip

We first met Bernard Jarvis last week our interview, where he shared his journey starting as an animator in Chicago and ending up an expat in Uruguay. Now he is back with this metaphorical article … a different way of looking at the topic of internationalization.

South American Opportunities: Interview with Uruguay Expat & Entrepreneur Brian Meissner

US Expat Brian Meissner set up a successful hostel in Uruguay straight out of College. How did he do it? And what other opportunities are currently available to Western entrepreneurs? This interview will reveal the answers…

From Chicago to Punta del Este: An Entrepreneur’s Story

We're here today with Bernard Jarvis, a former US-based animator and entrepreneur who ditched the “American Dream” with his sailboat and laptop for the shores of laid-back Uruguay.

Is Online Privacy Dead?

In today’s interview with privacy expert Paul Rosenberg, you’ll discover how to protect your information from online hackers, nosy businesses and intrusive government. Essential reading for all who use the Internet and especially for those who have internationalized and use the Internet as a way to manage their affairs across borders.

The British and American Constitutions

While America’s constitution is often praised as a perfect model, the UK actually doesn’t even have a written constitution. So which approach is better? Or, does it even matter? That’s what IM correspondent Jeff Thomas will address today…

Predictions & The Art of Pulling (Dead) Rabbits From a Hat

There has been much talk about the coming collapse of the US economy, but every effort to pick a date when such an event will happen has so far been wrong. But even though the timing of many predictions is off, the key message to remember is that they DO eventually happen. For this reason, it’s of great importance that we prepare ourselves as soon as possible, both economically and (if we are located in an exposed country) by creating a back door for ourselves and our families. Creating a back door can be a slow process and those who haven't yet begun would be well-advised to start now. After all, you can only pull so many dead rabbits from a hat…

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