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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 OverseasFounding 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 21. 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 by The New York Times, Money magazine, The Economist, the AARP, and beyond. She has appeared often on radio and television and has written innumerable books (including her most recent, “How To Retire Overseas” for Penguin Random House), 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.

Lief Simon

Lief Simon, Editor of Offshore Living LetterEditor-In-Chief, 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 on 5 continents and traveled to more than 60 countries. His real estate investing experience began more than 20 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. In the two decades since, Lief has purchased more than 45 properties, investing in 26 different countries around the world. He has developed land, managed rentals, and flipped pre-construction buys. 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 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.

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.

Learn more about Lief Simon and offshore diversification here.

Wendy Howarter

Wendy Howarter, Editor of Overseas Property Alert Editor, Overseas Property Alert

Your editor for Overseas Property Alert is Wendy Howarter. Wendy was an attorney for 23 years until she decided there must be more to life than 60-hour work weeks and 10 days of vacation every year… to say nothing of looking beyond the many feet of snow and ice she had to shovel every year living in Illinois… So she left it all behind and retired (very!) young.

After a lot of research and selling everything they could, Wendy and her husband Darren moved from northern Illinois to Medellín, Colombia, in 2014. She has now reinvented herself as a real estate investment guru and freelance writer and photographer who loves sharing her new home and new discoveries (in Colombia and beyond) with the world.

At this time of retrospection, Wendy adds, “I can truly say that this adventure has turned out better than I ever expected…”

Established in 2008, the Live and Invest Overseas’ editors and correspondents have experience researching and reporting on opportunities for living well, investing for profit and owning real estate around the world than anyone else you’ll find.

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 Letterreaders every week.

See for yourself… subscribe to Overseas Opportunity Letter!