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We offer real-world, no-nonsense advice for people looking to live, invest, retire, and do business overseas. We pledge to…

  • Identify and then showcase for our readers the best options and opportunities in the world today…
  • Consider every destination and property market in the context of firsthand experience only…
  • Speak directly and pull no punches. We tell you everything you need to know to find success in a given place… warts and all…
  • Guarantee your satisfaction. Every product and service we provide is backed by our money-back, no-hassle guarantee…

Welcome to Live And Invest Overseas… A World Full of Fun, Adventure, and Profit Awaits!

Live And Invest Overseas is the world’s savviest, most experienced, and most trusted source for information on living, retiring, and investing overseas.

We’re here to help you take advantage of the world’s best opportunities, and we take that responsibility seriously. We promise to give you the full story from firsthand experience…both the good and the bad (warts and all!). In addition, we pledge superior customer service to all of our customers, including guarantees on every product we offer.

We offer our information not only through our website, but also through email. In fact, this is where we provide a lot of the most in-depth and timely info, oftentimes right when the opportunities are presenting themselves. And for that reason, we encourage you to sign up for our Overseas Opportunity Letter.

Overseas Opportunity Letter is a daily dispatch from our far-flung network of editors, experts, friends, and advisors. Each day you’ll find out about the best opportunities for international living, retiring overseas, offshore diversification and asset protection, and managing real estate around the world.

Overseas Opportunity Letter is a completely FREE service.

Meet The Live And Invest Overseas Team

Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord, Founding Publisher of Live and Invest Overseas

Publisher, Live And Invest Overseas
Editor-In-Chief, Overseas Opportunity Letter

Live and Invest Overseas is the vision of Kathleen Peddicord. Kathleen has covered the live, retire, invest, and do business overseas beat for more than 30 years and is considered the world’s foremost authority on these subjects…

Kathleen has traveled to more than 75 countries, established businesses in 7, and invested in property in 24. Thanks to these adventures abroad, Kathleen has been able to assemble an unparalleled network of global contacts, colleagues, friends, experts, resources, expats, and advisors.

Kathleen has moved children, staff, enterprises, household goods, and pets across three continents, from the East Coast of the United States to Waterford, Ireland… then to Paris, France… and, then to Panama City, Panama. Now, some years later, she, alongside her husband Lief Simon, are able to travel the globe and spend time wherever life takes them.

Kathleen was Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the International Living group for 23 years. She moved on from that role in 2007.

Today, Kathleen writes regularly for U.S. News & World Reports and Forbes and is regularly quoted byThe New York Times, Money magazine, The Economist, CNN, MSNBC, the AARP, and beyond. She has appeared often on radio and television and has written dozens of books on living, retiring, and investing overseas… including, most recently, “How To Retire Overseas” for Penguin Random House; “How To Buy Property Overseas” published by Wiley; and “At Home In Ireland” and “At Home At Los Islotes” published by Lahardan Books.

She has also written innumerable reports and essays on where and how you can escape the retirement-tromping economy at home and live like royalty on a modest budget… invest for profits overseas ahead of the crowds… and secure your dream retirement in the world’s best destinations.

Kathleen started her career when she was 21 years old and founded Live And Invest Overseas in 2008. She has established residency in 3 countries and holds a second passport from Ireland.

Lief Simon

Lief Simon, Editor of Offshore Living Letter
Director, Overseas Property Alert
Founder, Simon Letter
Founder, Global Property Advisor

Lief Simon is our resident real estate investing and offshore diversification expert. His twice-weekly free newsletter, Offshore Living Letter, covers both topics with direct and easy-to-understand language.

Lief has lived and worked in 6 countries and traveled to more than 70. He has established residency in 3 countries, holds a second passport from Ireland, and has opened dozens of bank accounts across the world.

His real estate investing experience began 30 years ago with a multi-unit building in Chicago.

After selling that building for a leveraged total return of more than 1,800% in 2 ½ years, Lief began to diversify internationally. Since then, Lief has purchased more than 45 properties, investing in 24 different countries around the world.

He has bought and sold (and currently holds) short-term, long-term, and commercial rentals; land for development; land for land banking; productive/agricultural land; he has renovated historic properties and built houses; and he has flipped pre-construction.

In addition, Lief specializes in offshore diversification, asset protection, and tax mitigation. Over the last two decades living and doing business around the world, he’s built a network of reliable and expert contacts he trusts on such matters—attorneys, bankers, tax consultants, and other advisors, both Stateside and in the jurisdictions where he spends time and money.

Lief has more experience buying and profiting from real estate around the world than any other individual investor you’re likely to find.

In addition, Lief specializes in offshore diversification, asset protection, and tax mitigation. Over the last three decades living and doing business around the world, he’s built a network of reliable and expert contacts he trusts on such matters—attorneys, bankers, tax consultants, and other advisors, both Stateside and in the jurisdictions where he spends time and money.

These are the people who keep the entire Live and Invest Overseas team up-to-date on important changes… as they happen. We know of no other reliable source where this kind of from-the-scene intelligence from the world’s top offshore havens is shared in real time by someone with real world, first-hand experience at all this.

He offers advice on international diversification in his twice-weekly Offshore Living Letter and monthly Simon Letter dispatches.

Harry Kalashian

Harry Kalashian

Publisher, Live And Invest Overseas

Originally from Maryland, Harry has been living overseas for more than a decade.

His first stop was in Panama City, Panama, where the Panamanians couldn’t understand him because he couldn’t roll his r’s… or really speak coherent Spanish, anyway.

This dilemma continues in his new home of Paris, France, where his spoken French is met with bewilderment or disgust by the friendly locals.

Harry has been with Live And Invest Overseas since the company first started, in 2008.

Lee Harrison

Lee Harrison, Senior Property Correspondent for Live And Invest Overseas

Lee has been living overseas for nearly threeo decades, making his first purchase abroad in the colonial city of Cuenca, Ecuador. purchase abroad in the colonial city of Cuenca, Ecuador. After that first investment, he traveled extensively across Latin America and Europe looking for the best property deals possible. Lee’s network of property insiders from those travels, along with his understanding of local cultures and languages, has helped him develop insight into local property markets that only the locals usually possess.

Kat Kalashian

Kat Kalashian, Editor of In Focus: Europe and LIOS Confidential -editor-in-focus-europe

Editor, In Focus: Europe

Editor, LIOS Confidential

Kalashian has grown up around the world, living in the United States, Ireland, France, and Panama, and has traveled extensively.

Growing up as a young expat, she is familiar with the trials and tribulations of an overseas move and the adjustments that must be made in every new destination. Living and learning through experience, she now considers no one place home and feels more comfortable in new environs than in familiar ones.

After living in Panama for seven years, where she enjoyed her stint in the tropics, she and her husband relocated back to Paris, France, in 2018, where they now live full-time with their American-born cat, Panamanian-born dog, and French-born daughter.

Her post as Europe Franchise Manager of Live And Invest Overseas keeps her busy scouting new locations on the Continent, reporting on opportunities and exciting destinations, and MCing Live And Invest conferences in Europe.

Sophia Titley

Sophia Titley Editor, Overseas Property Alert

Editor, Overseas Property Alert

After more than five years of scouting lifestyle havens and investment markets for Live And Invest Overseas, Sophia Titley was handpicked by Lief to become Overseas Property Alert Editor. She’s driven by the same ambition to internationalize her life that kicked off Lief’s early investment career… and led to the well-diversified portfolio that he enjoys today.

A born-and-raised expat who has traveled to more than 50 countries, Sophia brings an international perspective to bear as she scours the globe for opportunity. She reveals her market assessments and boots-on-the-ground intel in Overseas Property Alert.

Victoria Harmer

Victoria Harmer Eletter Production Manager

Eletter Production Manager

Victoria’s first stint living overseas was when she found herself studying English Literature at a 200-year-old university in the heart of rural Wales. From there, her desire to discover and explore pastures new grew, and in the intervening years have led her to Thailand, Australia, Panama, Portugal, Germany, Bali, and beyond. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, dragon boating, and long walks and good conversation with her boxer dog, Bella.

The entire Live And Invest Overseas team, with many decades of combined experience, is on the move continuously in search of opportunity.

Their insider, from-the-scene reports, dispatches, tips, recommendations, discoveries, and insights are delivered to Overseas Opportunity Letter readers every week.

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