Frequently Asked Questions

Have a look at the most frequently asked questions from Live and Invest Overseas readers.

Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) hub. Here we provide answers to all of our most frequently asked questions about living, investing, and retiring overseas. We cover all things Live and Invest Overseas and provide helpful information for your latest inquiries.

General

What is Live and Invest Overseas?

Live and Invest Overseas is an international publishing company based in Panama City, Panama. Founded in 2008 by Kathleen Peddicord, we provide information on living, investing, retiring, starting a business, and just about anything else you would want to do overseas.

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.

You can learn more about us here.

If I provide my email address, will I get spam?

We have 100% no spam guarantee. At any point, if you receive something you aren’t interested in, you can simply unsubscribe from that content or any additional content from our other e-letters and services.

Sign up for any of our free e-letters here.

How do I get started with Live and Invest Overseas?

To get started with Live and Invest Overseas, we recommend checking out our New to LIOS page and following the 6 easy steps to get started.

If you’d rather have some personal recommendations, feel free to contact our Customer Support team and they can give you some personal recommendations.

Where is Live and Invest Overseas located?

Live and Invest Overseas is located in Panama City, Panama. Our address is:

Calle Alberto Navarro, Casa 45
El Cangrejo, Bella Vista
Panama City, Panama
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How do I provide feedback on an article or publication from Live and Invest Overseas?

Feedback is a core component of our business, without it we wouldn’t be able to truly help our readers realize their dreams of living and investing overseas.

Our contact us page has many of the personal contact details for our different departments and individual services.

You can also send comments, questions, and feedback directly to Founding Publisher Kathleen Peddicord’s personal mailbag.

How can I advertise with Live and Invest Overseas?

Get in touch with us directly at Advertise@LiveAndInvestOverseas.com or access our media kit.

What outlets does LIOS have for advertising?

We currently offer advertising in our free e-letters, as well as on our websites. Find out more about these outlets as well as about how to become a sponsor at one of our live events here.

Bookstore

How are my orders delivered?

All of our products are digital and they’re delivered instantly after purchase to the email you provide at the time of checkout. If you have accidentally deleted, misplaced, or haven’t received your purchase, our Customer Support team can help by sending you the products you’re missing.

How do I access my past purchases?

You will need to login to your bookstore account to view your past orders.

I would like to purchase an item from the bookstore, but I can't find it. Can you help?

Yes, we can help with that. You can contact our Customer Support team by email, or by phone at 1-888-627-8834.

How do I become an affiliate for the Live and Invest Overseas bookstore?

You can read more about becoming an affiliate of Live and Invest Overseas here.

Subscriptions

How do I sign up for a subscription to one of the LIOS publications?

You can find all of our subscriptions within the Live and Invest Overseas Bookstore.

How often does my subscription get charged?

Your billing cycle will renew every year for most subscriptions, however for certain subscriptions, such as the Global Property Advisor, you will be on a quarterly (3 month) cycle.

If you have any questions about your subscription and billing dates, please contact our Customer Support team for more information.

How do I update my credit card information for my subscription?

If you currently have an account created in our Bookstore, all you have to do is log in and go to the Payment Methods section to update your details.

How do I cancel or refund a subscription I have with Live and Invest Overseas?

Like everything we publish, our subscriptions comes with our no-hassle money-back guarantee. We’ll refund 100% of the money for any unused portion of your subscription, no questions asked…if that’s what you want. No hassles…easy as that. You can cancel your subscription at any time, by contacting our Customer Support team.

Why have I been charged by Live and Invest Overseas?

Your subscription may have renewed automatically. Please note that all subscriptions are scheduled to automatically renew at the end of their cycle, typically one year after purchase.

I've missed an issue of my subscription, how do I get access to it?

If you’ve missed an issue of your subscription, please contact our Customer Support team and they can send it to you.

Website

How do I find information on a specific topic or country?

To find specific information, you have a few options; you can use the search bar located at the top of the website and type in the topic or country you are looking for, e.g. “panama”, you can also visit our country hub where we list most of the countries we cover throughout our website.

Who do I contact about using an article from the LIOS website on my own website?

To use an article from Live and Invest Overseas, you’ll want to first read our syndication guidelines. You can then contact us at Syndication@LiveAndInvestOverseas.com.

Is information provided on your website up-to-date?

We try really hard to keep all of our information up-to-date and as accurate as possible. We provide dates on each of our articles, with each being as complete as possible at the time of publication. However, there are times when information moves faster than we’re able to get it revised. If you ever notice something that needs updated or corrected, please feel free to contact us and we will get it fixed as soon as possible.

Media

Can I quote an article from the Live and Invest Overseas website?

Yes, we allow for content to be quoted and used in outside sources and blogs. We only require proper source crediting of the article where you found the quote and information. This credit should include a link to the article, as well as a mention of the author or of Live and Invest Overseas.

More details can be found on our Syndication page.

Who do I contact about setting up an interview with one of LIOS's Editors?

If you would like setup an interview for Kathleen Peddicord or one of the Editors or Contributing Authors of Live and Invest Overseas, please contact us at Media@LiveAndInvestOverseas.com and provide details on the project and outlet.

Does Live and Invest Overseas work with anyone in the Media?

Live and Invest Overseas is regularly featured in media outlets throughout the U.S., Europe, and other parts of the world. Our editors have been interviewed, quoted in, and have articles featured on; CBS, CNBC, AARP, CNN, Forbes, Money, ABC, The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Economis, USA Today, Fox News, Bloomberg, Kiplinger, U.S. News, Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, and many others.

If you’d like to work with us, please contact our Media Representative.

How can I reprint or syndicate an article from Live and Invest Overseas?

We appreciate your interest in syndicating our articles.

We encourage you to use any articles which are applicable to your clients or readers, we only ask that you provide a link back to the original essay on our website and include the byline for the article’s author.

If you haven’t already, please read our syndication guidelines for full details.

How can I write for Live and Invest Overseas?

We welcome new contributors from all over the world, and we’d love to hear from you. To get started, you can get in touch at Editorial@LiveAndInvestOverseas.com, either to send us your ideas or to submit essays for review. We accept ~1,000 word essays (on spec only) and pay $100 to $150 for accepted submissions (payment remitted upon publication).

We can only accept original content, and we do not accept articles in exchange for links back to other sites.

The best way to get familiar with the kind of content we publish is to sign up for the free daily Overseas Opportunity Letter or browse the archives on our site. Overall, we value specificity (focused writing on a clearly defined subject) and honesty (no rose colored lenses, our readers want the real deal) in the writing we publish.

Please keep in mind we are not a travel writing company; the information we publish isn’t for tourists or short-time visitors to the destinations, but potential expats who are looking to get a realistic idea of what it’s like to live in a given place.

Who do I contact to pitch ideas for articles or collaborations?

You can submit your ideas to our editors by sending an email to Editorial@LiveAndInvestOverseas.com.

Can Live and Invest Overseas provide me with original content?

Yes, we are able to provide original content to news outlets, media, and other mediums.

Please contact us at Media@LiveAndInvestOverseas.com and provide details on the project, outlet, and content you are looking for.

Events

Can I register to take part in an event as a speaker, local provider, or volunteer?

In order to participate as a speaker or service provider for our events, you must send us some additional information depending on the type of speaker. For example, if you want to participate as an expat, you may share your story on how you made all the way to where you’re currently living, and if you’re interested to participate as a local provider (e.g. shipping, real estate, law firms, etc.) you’d need to send us some information about the company you work with or professional experience in the area.

You can contact our Events team for more information.

What is included in the registration fee of a conference?

The registration fee for a conference includes attendance for the the full event duration, usually 3-4 days. It also includes two coffee breaks per day, a welcome cocktail party on the first night of the event, free access to the conference space and exhibition hall where the speakers have their stands, and the full set of event recordings bundled into a Home Conference Kit.

Is airfare included in the registration fee for conferences?

Transportation to and from our events, including airfare, is not included in the registration fee.

Can I bring a guest to the event with me?

During the registration process, you may sign up by yourself or include an additional attendee. If you initially register for one attendee, and later wish to add a guest, the cost is US$250 during the early bird pricing period, and US$500 after that period has ended. In cases where you will be bringing additional guests, the full conference rate will be applied at that time.

Do VIP members get discounts to Live and Invest Overseas events?

Depending on which VIP membership you’re a part of, you may be eligible to exclusive discounts, and/or free attendance to some of our different events.

If you aren’t sure whether you’re VIP membership allows attendance to a particular event, please contact our Events team and they can answer any questions you may have.

Do you offer recordings of the live conferences?

We record all of our live events and conferences. Each and every session is recorded, edited, and put together, along with their respective presentation, to produce our Home Conference Kits. These kits are typically ready two weeks after the conference has concluded. All attendees are given a free set of the recordings as part of their attendance.

Past conference recordings can be found in our bookstore’s Home Conference Kits section.

Who do I contact if I have questions about attending an event?

For any questions about our current or upcoming events, you can reach our Events team at 1-888-627-8834 ext.2, or email at Events@LiveAndInvestOverseas.com.

VIP Memberships

What VIP memberships are available to me?

You can find all of our VIP Membership programs here.

If you have any questions about the benefits, please contact our Customer Support team and they can help you decide if a VIP Membership is right for you.

How do I access my VIP login information?

Your VIP Membership login information should have been sent to you immediately following your purchase. However, if it has been lost, deleted, or didn’t reach you, we would be happy to get you squared away. Please email the particular VIP Membership email that you are a part of:

Overseas Retirement Circle

Panama Circle

Belize Circle

All-Access Pass

More Questions?

Feel free to send us any additional questions you might have and we’ll consider adding them to our FAQs.