Investment In Nicaragua Or Panama

Shopping For A Beach Rental Investment—Nicaragua Versus Panama

Feb. 5, 2012, Panama City, Panama: If you’re shopping for a beach rental investment overseas, Panama should be at the top of your list.

Also This Week: Behind The Scenes At Live And Invest Overseas…Our Favorite Panama City Taxi Driver Speaks The Truth…Life On A Sand Dab In The Caribbean Sea…Big Surprise At The End Of This Jetway…

Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,

One of our Personal Consulting clients got in touch this week. Lief and I have been working with this client for some months, helping him to consider options for where he might plan for his eventual retirement overseas. This week, though, he wanted to speak about a new agenda. He has a lump sum of capital that he wants to move out of the States.

But where to put it?


Real Estate In Arizona, Vs Colombia

Tucson Cheaper Than Medellin? Maybe So, But…

Feb. 3, 2012, Panama City, Panama: When considering options for living or investing overseas, it’s important to remember all costs, both costs of living and of real estate, and to compare apples to apples.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Property is cheaper in Tucson than in Medellin...or so a reader wrote this week to assure us.

Specifically, this reader wrote to explain that you can find an apartment for as little as US$60 per square foot in a middle-class Tucson neighborhood. So why should he (or anyone) get excited about prices in Medellin, which we quote as low as US$93 per square foot.

The reader continued to tell us that, in his estimation, the cost of living in Tucson (where he's living now) is comparable to that in Cuenca (where he has spent time).


US Tax Attorney Chris Rusch Arrested

Big Surprise At The End Of This Jetway

Feb. 2, 2012, Panama City, Panama: Friend and U.S. tax attorney Chris Rusch, expert on offshore structures, offshore banking, and offshore taxes, has been arrested on charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. IRS.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

The IRS is grabbing headlines again this week. Unfortunately, this time, it's at the serious expense of a friend of mine, U.S. tax attorney Chris Rusch.

Kathleen and I spent last week with Chris in Medellin. He was a presenter at our Live and Invest in Colombia Conference. We had breakfast with Chris Sunday morning at our hotel in El Poblado, confirmed our plans to have dinner with Chris and some other friends back in Panama City Tuesday night, and then waved good-bye as Kathleen and I left for the airport. Our flight was a couple of hours earlier than his.

Early Tuesday morning we read the first press release, from Bloomberg.


Live And Invest Overseas Staff

Behind The Scenes At Live And Invest Overseas

Feb. 1, 2012, Panama City, Panama: Kathleen Peddicord and Lief Simon are supported in their Panama City-based Live and Invest Overseas office by a staff of both Panamanians and other expats from around the world.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Lief and me you know.

But we're just the front guys. Here in our Altos del Golf office in the heart of Panama City, we're fortunate to be surrounded and supported by a growing team of hard-working folks, some Panamanian, others who've somehow landed here in the Hub of the Americas.

Karen and Gary Moseley are a couple of Americans from North Carolina, where they raised three children and Gary enjoyed a long and successful career in the private utilities industry. Children grown and the situation in the States changing dramatically for the worse, from their point of view, a couple of years ago, Karen and Gary began looking around for options.


Expat Life In Panama

Our Favorite Panama City Taxi Driver Speaks The Truth

Jan. 31, 2012, Panama City, Panama: The monthly e-zine the Panama Letter is the best real-time, real-deal, from real expats resource for living, retiring, investing, and doing business in Panama available anywhere.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Taxi drivers can be one of your best sources of information about a place. They're connected to their city at the street level. They know their way around, of course, but, more than that, they also know how to get things done.

Our favorite taxi driver in Panama City is Alberto. Though, to clarify, Alberto is no longer a taxi driver. He retired from that business six months ago and now works as our full-time personal driver.

Alberto knows all the shortcuts and back entrances from one end of Panama's capital to the other. And, while he drives us to and fro, navigating this increasingly crowded, congested city, he entertains us with colorful commentary...


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Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord is the founder of the Live and Invest Overseas publishing group. With more than 25 years experience covering this beat, Kathleen reports daily on current opportunities for living, retiring, and investing overseas in her free e-letter.

Her book, How To Retire Overseas—Everything You Need To Know To Live Well Abroad For Less, was recently released by Penguin Books.

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