I pushed through the door of the house in the middle of the Nevada desert… and shot the man waiting for me on the other side…

It’s okay. I was under orders…

Dear Preferred Live and Invest Overseas Reader,


We gather with our close circle of friends
and business partners for at least one adventure a year…

The guy I fired at was a retired Navy SEAL.

After hitting him, I went on to take down two more “bad guys.”

What was going on?

The Navy SEAL was one of our SWAT force trainers for the day.

Lief and I had booked this unorthodox outing for about a dozen of our close friends and colleagues.

Several among our group had never before fired a gun.

Yet there we all were, in the desert, in full SWAT gear learning to shoot and strategize in the pursuit of “criminals.” (The bullets weren’t real, of course. But, if one got you on an unprotected body part, it sure did sting.)

Our Portuguese attorney friend Duarte—one of these first-time shooters—got seriously into the role-play.

“Hey, I’m tired of being a good guy,” he said late in the afternoon, after we’d spent a couple of hours running house-clearing exercises.

“Could I play a bad guy next round?”

It’s times like these when you really get to know people.

Not everyone would be up for a day of SWAT in the desert sun, but, somehow, after three decades moving and doing business around the world the way Lief and I have, we’ve been lucky enough to find and form friendships with several dozen folks for whom the idea isn’t crazy…

These are hardworking, super-smart, uber-successful people who share a worldview and who have learned not to take themselves or anything else too seriously. People seizing opportunity at every turn.

Spending time and doing business with these like-minded, open-thinking guys and gals is, for me, the biggest benefit of the live-and-invest-overseas lifestyle Lief and I embrace.

I’ve had my passport in my hand bag for the last 27 years. You have shown me the way to use it. Thank you.

–Rod H., United States

This is Kathleen here, by the way, with Lief at my shoulder, watching every word I type…

Because the invitation I’m extending to you today comes from both of us…

It involves spending time with both of us—and this close circle of smart and successful friends—in our favorite places around the world… as well as new frontiers we plan to explore…

And, I’m not just talking about adrenaline-filled days out shooting targets in the desert.

Though we plan to gather for at least one adventure a year, there’s much more to this opportunity…

Ultimately, we’d like to expand our circle of experienced, globe-trotting friends by welcoming in a number of our like-minded readers…


We invite you to spend time with both of us—and this close circle of smart and successful friends—in our favorite places around the world…

People—maybe like you—who would welcome the chance to:

  • Tap into our experts’ decades of expertise (in person and on a regular basis)…
  • Join us on our travels (for both business and pleasure)…
  • Give yourself the ultimate international lifestyle (sooner rather than later)…

Could You Be Part Of Our New VIP Circle?

We’re calling this upper echelon of readers and friends Private Network.

And, before I tell you about all the benefits we have lined up for members of this circle, I must point out one critical thing…

The success of Private Network hinges on its small size. We want to ensure that, whenever we come together, our meetings are productive—and that we give each of our members the attention he or she deserves.

So, at this time, we can only accept 20 Private Network members.

To be honest, this opportunity isn’t for everyone.

But, if the idea of keeping regular company with Lief and I and our trusted experts in the business of living, investing, and doing business overseas—the very people who can help you launch your new life in the smoothest and fastest way possible—then stay with me as I walk you through each of our Private Network special privileges…

Private Network Privilege #1: Exclusive Annual Retreat—Meet Us In Medellín

Yes, that’s right. A members-only retreat every year.

And, the first annual retreat for Private Network members will be a weekend get-together in Medellín, Colombia. Our agenda here in the City of Eternal Spring is twofold—with time set out for both business and pleasure. First, we want to get to know you. And we want you to spend time among your fellow members… as well as the experts (all Honorary Members of Private Network) who will join in this retreat. And, where better to relax and get to know each other than this charming, welcoming, and sophisticated city?…

Second, we want to give you the time you deserve, in private, over this weekend… to fully understand your background so that, together, we can come up with an action plan that works best for you.

We’re still working on the final details of this first annual retreat, but basically, here’s the overall shape…

  • We’ll get to know you. We may have met before, of course. But whether it’s our first or fifth time together, we’ll welcome you—and your fellow Private Network members—to a cocktail reception at our apartment in Medellín.


At our Annual Retreat, we’ll give you the time you deserve, in private… to fully understand your background…

  • We’ll schedule one-to-one consulting sessions. Over the weekend, you’ll have a timetable to meet with each of our experts. This is where we’ll have our pencils and paper out, to make a note of your wishes, your needs, and any preferences you have about where you’d like to live or invest. We’ll talk through these with you and suggest places that deserve your attention… as well as highlighting places you should avoid.
  • We’ll get to work on your road map. It would be impossible to figure everything out in a single weekend. (At the very least, you’ll need some time to walk away and think about things on your own.) But, before we’ve clinked glasses for the last time in Medellín, we’ll give you a plan for what you can do—as well as any action we can take to help—to keep things moving until the next time we meet.

Who’ll be at your service in Medellín? Of course, Lief and I. We’ll welcome you on the first evening—and we’ll be on hand all weekend… both for personal consulting sessions and to answer any questions that may come up (even over lunch or dinner).

We’ll also have our team of experts, including international tax and asset protection expert Joel Nagel; international property developer Mike Cobb; international residency and citizenship expert Juan Darío Gutiérrez; and more to be confirmed.


Our friends and experts Mike Cobb and Joel Nagel will join us for the Annual Retreat, among others…

This exclusive retreat is something we’ll host for Private Network members every year—though you can expect the location to change. It will be a chance for you to take stock, assess your progress from the previous year, form a solid plan for the next 12 months… and, of course, catch up with the rest of the group.

Private Network Privilege #2: Quarterly Meet-Up Opportunities Around The World

For Private Network to work, we’ll need to keep in regular touch. So, in addition to your exclusive annual retreat (like this first one in Medellín), you’ll be invited to catch up with us each quarter until the next exclusive retreat comes around.

We’ll hold this kind of meet-up in a far more informal setting—without any official agenda…


As we move around the world, we’ll welcome our Private Network members to join us… to share our international lifestyle…

It could be an invitation to meet Lief and I and a couple of experts at a favorite café in Paris… a tapas bar in Lagos, Portugal… or for cocktails at our private apartment in Medellín, Colombia…

These meet-ups will be a chance for us to see how you’re getting on and for you to ask us your questions… and share any concerns…

In the past, Lief and I carved out time around Live and Invest Overseas conferences to meet with attendees. But as our businesses have grown, we’re no longer able to be at every Live and Invest Overseas event.

And, now that our son has started university, we plan to embrace our new status as empty nesters and stay on the move… traveling between our favorite places and exploring new territory… sometimes on a whim…


Now that our son has started university, we plan to embrace our new status as empty nesters and stay on the move…

In other words, we’re a tough pair to pin down. At least for the average reader…

But, as we move around the world, we’ll welcome our Private Network members to join us… to share our international lifestyle… to answer your important questions (big and small)… and set you up with the people who can make things happen wherever in the world you wish to make a move…

We’ll host our first meet-up in the first quarter of 2019. The venue is still to be confirmed… but we can say that this one will be somewhere in the Americas…

Private Network Privilege #3: Monthly Webinar With Our Experts

We are lucky to have dozens of expert friends in our circle—many of whom are Honorary Members of Private Network here to share their decades of knowledge with you.

From immigration attorneys to international tax consultants to experts in global real estate, these are the people Lief and I call on to represent us in our own international business affairs. Not only because they seriously know their stuff (and more than you or I will ever need to know) but because they are always efficient and a pleasure to work with…

And, once a month, one of these Honorary Members will host a live webinar—exclusive to Private Network members—where they’ll share some aspect of their field of knowledge with you… and welcome your questions.

Topics we plan to cover over the coming year include:


In the monthly webinars you’ll learn about top turnkey investment opportunities…

  • Planning for (early) retirement—how to get your finances in shape…
  • The dos and don’ts of buying real estate in a foreign country…
  • Top turnkey investment opportunities to grow your wealth…
  • Understanding your global tax burden—and how to minimize it…
  • How to protect your assets—and provide a richer future for yourself and your family…
  • Best places in Latin America to establish a business…
  • Your top options in Europe for living and investing…
  • How to establish legal residency in your new home…

Again, these webinars are for Private Network members only… a way of getting our experts to you without your having to leave home.

We’ll give you plenty of notice ahead of these webinars to submit your own questions—which our expert can address on the webinar. If you’re not available to tune in live, don’t worry—we’ll send you the recording later and provide contact details for any follow-up questions.

Private Network Privilege #4: Two Free Nights
(A Year) At Our Private Apartment In The
City Of Eternal Spring

I’m particularly excited about this one…

Medellín, Colombia is one of our favorite places in the world to spend time and escape the world.


Coming to Medellín is like entering
a wellness zone…

Thanks to its climate and its elevation, every time we step off the plane here is like entering a wellness zone.

“The countryside reminds me of Ireland,” my mother once said as we drove out of the airport. “It’s like a patchwork quilt in shades of green.

“I told everyone back home how nice it is here after my first visit a couple of years ago. But no one believed me. They just humored me when I tried to describe what it’s really like here. ”

For the retiree or expat looking for a new life in a cosmopolitan setting, The City of Eternal Spring offers a Euro-chic lifestyle supported by innovative modern comforts. In 2012, The Wall Street Journal recognized Medellín’s progress by naming it that year’s Most Innovative City. And, it continues to be an open-minded city committed to continued change, growth, and improvement.

For us, it’s the most comfortable and pleasant place we know to settle in, settle back, and simply savor the setting, the circumstance, and the company.

And, should you become a fully-fledged Private Network member, Lief and I invite you (along with one guest) to spend two nights a year at our family’s private apartment. You get to choose the dates that suit you best—as long as they’re not already taken, the place is yours.


As a Private Network Member, you get to enjoy this view from our apartment in Medellín…

Our apartment is in the heart of El Poblado, the center of the city, yet—just as my mother testifies—everywhere is green… not only in residential neighborhoods like ours, but along the highways, too. Trees, shrubs, hedges, flowers, and plants of great variety are all around all the time.

As you explore Medellín, you’ll find, on one hand, carefully maintained parks surrounded by small colonial structures… and urban chic zones with sushi restaurants, funky bars, contemporary art galleries, vintage clothing stores, and antique shops…

It’s a city that tempts you out-of-doors at all times of day and evening.

I sincerely hope you’ll take advantage of this privilege… at least once. But remember, this invitation isn’t for a once-off stay. As long as you remain a Private Network member, you’ll be entitled to two complimentary nights at our private apartment in Medellín every year.

Private Network Privilege #5: Be In The Room (And At The Table) On Exclusive
Investment Deals


Tag along for Lief’s deal-scouting trips…

As a Private Network member, you are welcome to join Lief on his property scouting trips.

Sometimes, we’ll go on to share these investment opportunities with our readership. But, at times, we come across special, one-off deals that we can’t open up to everybody.

This could be a chance to get one of the best lots in a development… to save tens of thousands of dollars on an early-in investment opportunity… and sometimes both.

Best of all, before you make any commitment, you’ll have Lief to run your questions by… and to help you figure out whether a particular opportunity makes sense for your portfolio.

Lief takes trips to look at deals firsthand all the time… and as a Private Network member, you’ll be invited to tag along.

Once on the ground, you’re under no obligation to act, of course… but it’s another chance for you to enjoy the lifestyle component of investing overseas.

Private Network Privilege #6: Join Us On An Unforgettable Adventure

As I mentioned earlier, Private Network is not only about adrenaline-filled days out. But these unusual outings we like to take are a big, fun part of being in this group (where we really get to switch off, try something new, and learn more about our friends)…


Our cowboy shootout in San Antonio, Texas (where we split bullets firing
at a tree trunk)…


These adventures are something Lief and I always look forward to planning. And, for Private Network members, we’ll organize at least one per year…

To give you an idea of the kind of things we like to do in our downtime, here are some experiences we’ve shared with our close circle over the past few years…

    • SWAT training in the Nevada desert (that time we got kitted out in full SWAT gear to capture the bad guys)…
    • A cowboy shootout in San Antonio, Texas (where we split bullets firing at a tree trunk)…
    • The running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain (we didn’t run—but it was a thrill to watch)…
    • Watching the Palio di Siena in Italy (the world’s most dangerous horse race)…


Dinner with our friends and Private Network Honorary Members after watching the
Palio di Siena in Italy…

So far, these adventures we’ve shared with friends have been one-day experiences. But Lief and I have a growing to-do list that includes the Orient Express, the Silk Road, walking the Camino de Santiago, a luxury African safari… and, lots more…

Next year’s adventure is still to be confirmed. But, I can tell you that once we’ve nailed down the details, we’ll get the word out to Private Network members so you can make your travel plans.

Private Network Privilege #7: A Desk In Our Panama Office—Whenever You’re In Town

As Lief and I move around the world, the heart of our business remains in Panama City. There’s simply no other place in the world that offers the same level of advantages to us as Panama City.


Come and meet our staff from all over the world in our Panama City office…

And, whenever we’re in town, we take up residence at our desks on Calle Dr. Alberto Navarro.

In this light, bright space, our staff from all over the world come together to brainstorm… swap stories and share findings from their travels… and figure out how best to deliver it all to our readers.

And, I’d like for you to share this creative space, too…

So, whenever you’re in Panama City, you’re welcome to take a desk among us (we have a corner reserved for Private Network members).

Whether you just want to check your email… or you need to spend some hours catching up on business, be sure to grab a coffee (our staff will show you where) and settle in.


As a Private Network Member, you’re welcome to take a desk among us in our Panama City office…

Being in our office is a chance to make even more connections and get recommendations for what to do around town… and the best places to go in the interior (the real Panama). Our staff will be happy to help—and can even make a dinner or room reservation for you…

Which leads nicely to our next benefit…

Private Network Privilege #8: VIP Status At All Live And Invest Overseas Events—With Full Concierge Service

Whenever you join us at a Live and Invest Overseas conference, you’ll be part of our VIP Circle for that event—and get an additional package of benefits at no extra charge.

Packages can vary depending on the event and according to location, but, at a minimum, your VIP package will include:


Whenever you join us at a Live and Invest Overseas conference, you’ll be part of our VIP Circle for that event…

  • VIP Transfer Service: A chauffeur will be waiting for you when you arrive at the airport to whisk you to your hotel—no hassle, no stress, no cost…
  • Reserved VIP Seating: Get first-class treatment with exclusive seating for every presentation and discussion in the event room…
  • Elite, VIP Concierge Service: Our multilingual staff will take care of your every need from the moment you register until the closing ceremonies. Whether you want to arrange a trip to visit a local crafts market, to check out the coast, or to tour real estate, we can make it happen…

From the United States to Italy, Portugal to Belize, we run 10 to 12 events a year. And, whether you join us for 1… 3… or all 12… the same privileges apply… year after year… for life.

Private Network Privilege #9: Access To Our Most Trusted Colleagues

This ties in with much of what I’ve said above… but it’s worth drawing out as a benefit of its own. Because, I’m not just opening my Rolodex to you…


Our most trusted international colleagues and friends are Honorary Private Network members…

I’m putting you in direct contact with my most trusted international colleagues and friends—all movers and shakers in the business of living and investing overseas. These ladies and gents are passionate about what they do… and they aim to make your move as smooth as possible.

I hope you’ll get to know these people out in the field—at our retreats and special events. But, when you’re in town, you can also arrange time to meet with them… and the contacts they work with on the ground.


Having access to our experts can… and will… save you years of figuring things out by yourself…

I’m not exaggerating when I say that having access to these experts can… and will… save you years of figuring things out by yourself.

I can say this, because I’ve seen the other side.

On our first adventure in expating, Lief and I showed up for our new life in Waterford, Ireland, with an empty black book. It took us weeks… sometimes months… to figure out the most basic things. And that was in an English-speaking country…

One of the best experiences and decision in my adult life.

–Bob J., United States

How did we make it through the red tape of Paris? How did we build a global office in the Hub of the Americas (where the mañana attitude still reigns)?

With the best help we could find…

But only after much trial and error.

Twenty years on from that first international move, we’ve weeded out the bad guys and built a Rolodex of trusted contacts in more than 20 countries… so, whenever we have something to do in any of these places, we know who to call.

What’s more, wherever we go these days, Lief and I are rarely stuck for dinner company. Our biggest problem is keeping up with everyone.

You may never travel as much as Lief and I do (sometimes we question our own sanity). But when you do, you’ll have the support of the Private Network community… and, often, you’ll have someone to meet… even on your first time in town…

This Unique Membership Comes At A Deeply Discounted Price

This is the fattest package we’ve ever offered in the 10-year history of Live and Invest Overseas… and the first time we’ve invited readers to meet us regularly on the road in a small-group setting…Not only that, but none of these membership perks are one-off opportunities.

Once you’ve been accepted as a Private Network member, all of these privileges are yours for life.

But before you decide whether to apply for membership, let’s do a quick recap on the full list of Private Network privileges…

  1. Annual exclusive weekend retreat with one-on-one consulting sessions—for 2019 we’ll do this in Medellín (value: US$6,000+ per year).
  2. Quarterly meetings with us, Kathleen and Lief—and our expert guests—at casual venues in Paris, Medellín, Lisbon, and beyond (value: US$500+ per quarter).
  3. Monthly webinars with one of our experts on an important topic related to living, investing, or doing business overseas (value: US$395 per month).
  4. Two free nights’ accommodation per year in the heart of Medellín, Colombia—staying at our private apartment (value: US$800 per year).
  5. Join Lief on his property scouting trips—and be at the table with him as he asks the important questions… and negotiates the best deal (value: priceless).
  6. Join us on our adventure trips—we’ll do at least one fun activity a year in some part of the world (value: priceless).
  7. A desk in our office—whenever you’re in town, we hope you’ll take this opportunity to experience the buzz at Live and Invest Overseas HQ in Panama City (value: priceless).
  8. VIP privileges at all Live and Invest Overseas events—including front-row seating, concierge service, and access to any VIP special events (value: US$150+ per event).
  9. Access to top experts on living and investing overseas—the people who can help you make your move… and guide you step-by-step. You’ll get to meet these out in the field at our retreats and gatherings… but, you’ll have their private contact details, too, for whenever you need to call on them (value: priceless).

Because so many Private Network privileges are priceless, it took us some time to put a price on this exclusive membership.

We had nothing to compare it to. No other membership out there comes close…

I want to thank you for the fabulous experience that gave such an enormous and extensive amount of information on moving and investing overseas. The expertise of such an array of topics was outstanding.

–Dora M., United States

Like the opportunity to be on a property scouting trip with Lief… and save thousands of dollars on an investment opportunity (or maybe on your new home)…

Or to be in the room with our experts for a full weekend—every year—and have them draw up a step-by-step plan based on your needs. One weekend like this can be life-changing.

In the end, we fixed on a price we feel is a great deal…

But, we still weren’t done…

To reward the first members who join us this year, we slashed that price even more…

So, past this first intake of 20 members—should we have any free spots in the future—we’ll charge incoming members the full rack rate.

But, the membership fee we’re asking of our first 20 successful applicants to Private Network comes at a deep discount of more than 35%… which we’ll give you full details on once you take the action to apply for membership.

Only 20 Places Available:
Don’t Leave It Too Late!

This is a rare invitation to get a higher level of service than we could ever offer to our full readership.

It’s an invitation to cross the line and join us at the table for our most intimate gatherings… and to experience a set of privileges no reader has ever had access to before.

Kathleen and Lief, I appreciate that you’re sharing what you’ve gone through with all your moves. I also am so glad to have the names of trustworthy attorneys and bankers.

–Iris W., United States

It won’t appeal to everyone. And, frankly, not everyone shares the same level of expectation for their future as we do… or is willing to open their minds to the possibilities…


Join us on our adventure trips—we’ll do at least one fun activity a year in some part of the world…

But, if you want to make the leap to the lifestyle you deserve… sooner rather than later… with the peace of mind that comes with having expert guidance at your side all the way… and to do it all in great company… then please follow the link below to submit your Private Network membership application…

Once we’ve received your completed application, our Private Network Member Liaison will be in touch to answer any questions you may have… and, should you wish to move forward, count you in our member selection process.

I urge you to act fast. With just 20 packages on the table, we don’t expect this offer to remain open long.

Lief and I hope to welcome you soon, in person, to our upper ranks. (We promise to be unarmed.)

Sincerely,

Kathleen Peddicord Signature

Kathleen Peddicord and Lief Simon

P.S. Annual retreats… quarterly meet-ups… monthly webinars… property scouting trips… quirky adventures… how will you keep up with it all?

Our web team is developing an exclusive Private Network website, so you can:

  • Keep up to date with all upcoming events (annual retreat, quarterly meet-ups, webinars, and scouting trips)…
  • Access the recordings of all past webinars…
  • Submit your questions to your Private Network Member Liaison (and book your complimentary nights at the apartment in Medellín, of course)…
  • Have easy access to our Rolodex of international experts…
  • Connect with your fellow members via a forum…
  • And more…

Of course, we’ll send you email notification of all upcoming events, too, allowing you plenty of time to arrange your plans… and you’ll also be able to contact your Private Network Member Liaison directly by phone…

But with the website, we’ve got your back… so you never miss out on an important opportunity.

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