All the world is asking: Trump or Biden?
But it’s the wrong question.
You can’t control the outcome of next month’s U.S. presidential election. But you can prepare for it.
And you can capitalize on it, no matter the outcome.
Maybe you have no pony in this race, but chances are, you do. To put it mildly, this is an extremely polarized election.
Your candidate could indeed win. But that won’t necessarily mean clear sailing for your retirement nest egg, because neither Trump nor Biden will be able to steer the ship back on course that quickly. And their policies are so polar opposite and extreme that either candidate could make things far worse in America.
That’s why I believe my Offshore Wealth Summit (being held virtually this year and scheduled to take place next month, just following the election) is perhaps the most important event of my career to date.
The timing couldn’t be more urgent. You need to be diversified beyond U.S. borders. If you’re already diversified overseas, you need to be looking to expand your footprint further.
If you’ve been reading me for any time, you know that I’m not a doom-and-gloomer. I haven’t spent decades calling for the apocalypse, the end of Western civilization, or the demise of the dollar.
My beat is options
I’ve spent the past two-and-a-half decades scouting the world for the best opportunities to make money while having some fun.
Right now, I’d say that having options is a more critical agenda than it’s ever been… and that not having options leaves you exposed and vulnerable at a point in history when not having a backup plan could indeed result in outright personal disaster.
I don’t say that to scare you. I say that to make sure you’re aware that, while it’s not too late, your window for preparing to survive and thrive in the face of what I fear is ahead of us is small.
You need help on a big scale… and that’s what my offshore army and I are gearing up as you read this to provide.
To sidestep any fallout from this election, you’re going to need to think differently than your neighbor.
If you’re worried that the stock market is going to crash, don’t invest there… or, at least, make sure that some of your nest egg is not on Wall Street (this is how I was able to profit during the Great Recession)…
If you’re worried that real estate is unpredictable in the U.S., then invest beyond U.S. property markets (where your buck stretches a lot further anyway)…
If you’re worried about violence or protests or a reduced or restricted quality of life once they win the election, then give yourself an escape hatch so you can smoothly exit whenever you want (I even know how to escape pandemic travel bans)…
If you’re worried that the COVID-19 situation could lead to new and bigger taxes, you’re right… but you set yourself up to legally lower your tax burden—or avoid it outright—with certain (legal) strategies…
If you’re worried about the economic fallout from the coronavirus, and the reckless money-printing as a result, then move some or all of your assets to where the government can’t seize them (during my Offshore Wealth Summit, I’ll show you my favorite safe havens)…
Simply put, you need to diversify your investments and your life outside of America.
I recommend planting a personal flag in another country, where you could spend time if life becomes unbearable for you back home…
I urge you to put at least some of your money someplace safe, immune to Wall Street, lawyers, and money-grabbers…
I suggest considering investments with locked-in returns that should profit regardless of the election…
How can you accomplish these objectives?
With the help of a backup residency, a second passport, foreign real estate investments, offshore bank accounts, and a few other strategies that I’ll share with you when we meet online next month.
Online with me over the four power-packed days of this special Election Year program will be the army of international attorneys, tax specialists, real estate investors, and others I’ve built over two-and-a-half decades… including…
THE ASSET PROTECTION AND TAX PLANNING GUY:
Carl Linder is one of the world’s leading authorities on asset protection. At my Offshore Wealth Virtual Summit, Carl will introduce you to the most effective asset protection tools and strategies in the current global climate. Then he’ll walk you through how you use them to achieve an iron-clad and legal asset protection plan of your own.
At this special event, you will have the opportunity to work directly with Carl to select the right structures, strategies, and jurisdictions for you so that you can manage and reduce your tax burden, protect your assets, and leave a legacy for your heirs.
THE INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING AND EXPAT TAX GUY:
Vincenzo Villamena specializes in International Accounting and Tax Services for expats who want straightforward and transparent solutions. At the event, he will help you navigate the confusing world of expat taxes, ensuring you IRS compliance and maximized returns.
Vincenzo started doing expat accounting and tax services in 2005 to help out a few close expat friends. Fifteen years later, he has over 700 satisfied clients around the world and has become the go-to source for international tax support.
THE CANADIAN TAX GUY:
George Gonzalez is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and U.S. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who provides international tax consulting services to individuals and small business clients.
Prior to opening his own tax consulting practice, George worked for a Big Four public accounting firm and later a multi-national financial services firm.
He has worked in the United States, Hong Kong, Japan, the Dominican Republic, and Canada, where he currently resides. George is a professor at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta where he teaches courses in tax and accounting.
THE OVERSEAS AND RETIREMENT PLANNING GURU:
Known as the world’s foremost authority on international living and retirement, Kathleen Peddicord has been exploring the world for fun and profit for more than 30 years.
Kathleen is also my wife. She and I have been living abroad for more than two decades—in Ireland, France, and Panama.
In total, Kathleen has traveled to more than 75 countries, invested in real estate in 24, established businesses in 7, and renovated properties in 6. She is interviewed and quoted regularly by The New York Times, Money magazine, CNN, and beyond.
Kathleen has written several books… including most recently the best-selling guides “How To Buy Real Estate Overseas For Cash Flow (And A Better Life)” and “How To Retire Overseas.”
THE OFFSHORE ASSET MANAGEMENT GURU:
Based out of Switzerland, Jamie Vrijhof-Droese started her banking career over a decade ago at Credit Suisse.
Her experience includes several years of experience as a Financial Planner specialized in providing tailor-made international insurance and investment solutions for high-net-worth individuals.
Jaime is the co-author of “Swiss Money Secrets.”
Her company is associated with several first-class private banks in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Austria. They focus on conservative, long-term oriented capital preservation strategies, and all of her insights will be available to you during the Offshore Wealth Virtual Summit.
OUR MAN ON THE GROUND IN PORTUGAL:
João Gil Figueira
Portugal represents the world’s top opportunity overseas today. This is the World’s #1 Place to Live Overseas, and the tax, residency, and investment incentives here rival the best in Europe and the entire world. Portugal’s programs offer an easy path to an EU passport, and its property and cost of living are the world’s best bargains today.
Our personal attorney in this country, João Gil Figueira is an international tax and business lawyer who typically advises multinational firms and high-net-worth individuals regarding taxation, investment structures, security offerings, Initial Coin Offerings, M&A deals, commercial contracts, distribution and agency agreements, corporate governance, company formation and residency/citizenship in Portugal and Portuguese speaking countries.
He has agreed to help all of our attendees, and he is experienced in providing advice to international investors and retirees on living in and investing in and from Portuguese speaking jurisdictions.
OUR MAN ON THE GROUND IN MALTA:
Malta, one of Europe’s most well-known offshore havens, offers an attractive residency and tax deal for expats…
Malta’s Global Residence Program offers a flat tax rate on income, with the only requirement of buying or renting a home in the country.
Purchases of as low as 222,000 euros qualify you, while, uniquely, renting property at an annual cost of only 9,600 euros does the same. Malta is the only country we know of that grants residency based on a rental contract.
Thanks to 35 years of experience, George Vassallo can tell you everything you need to know about this program, property, and even the chance to get a second passport here.
George has a passion for revealing the many opportunities of his Maltese homeland, and his enthusiasm has provided a track record of success throughout his career and has received numerous awards.
COLOMBIA’S TOP EXPAT ATTORNEY:
Juan Darío Gutiérrez
With a bargain cost of living, undervalued real estate, and a weak currency in the face of the U.S. dollar, Colombia has solidified itself as one of the world’s top overseas opportunities.
Our Colombia-based attorney, Juan Darío Gutiérrez, can start you on the path to establishing more flexibility and security via a foreign residency. This country boasts one of the easiest and cheapest residency programs in the world… and you don’t need to submit a background check. Juan Darío can get you set up quickly.
Plus, for Colombia—and every country featured at this event—you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to obtain a second passport… the ultimate backup plan.
OUR ATTORNEY IN PANAMA:
Blessed with long Pacific and Caribbean coasts, we tab Panama as the World’s #1 Do-Everything Haven as this is a top spot for every offshore agenda imaginable: investment, retirement, entrepreneurship, taxes, and banking.
A native of Panama, Roberto Guardia holds two Master’s degrees, one in Corporate Law, the other in Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitrage in International Commerce, from the Universidad Latino Americana de Comercio Exterior. Since his law career began in 1987, he has gained a variety of expertise, including real estate and consulting.
Roberto is a member of the National Organization of Lawyers in Panama as well as the Lions Club of Panama, and he speaks English and Spanish fluently.
OUR TOP CONTACT IN BELIZE:
Belize is an under-the-radar country that packs a lot of punch. The British turned this place into a custom-made offshore haven before granting independence. To start, English is the official language.
In addition, Belize offers a user-friendly and incentive-laden foreign residency program, one that requires you to be but 45 years of age and to remain in the country for only 30 days per year. Aside from tax mitigation, Belize is a top Plan B haven… a place where you can easily organize a fully self-sufficient life living off the land.
Our attorney on the ground in Belize, Ryan specializes in real estate, retirement, and offshore services for expats.
A native of Buffalo, New York, Ryan has studied in the United States, Barbados, England, and Jamaica, and he is licensed to practice law in three countries. As he is known to say, Belize sells itself, but he’s happy to lend a hand.
THE WEALTH PLANNER AND IRA GUY:
Based out of Canada, Eric has been advising non-Canadian investors since the 90s. His banking relationships are focused in Denmark, Austria, and Switzerland.
Eric and his team employ a global asset allocation approach to investing, offering traditional and non-traditional investment programs. Notable clients include one of Switzerland’s largest insurance intermediaries, several European private banks, multinational corporations, and high net-worth U.S. investors.
Of course, they also work with North Americans and expats, and they’ll be on hand to show you how to move your IRA offshore, as well as how to prepare your portfolio for difficult times.
In addition, I’ll introduce you to other key experts presenting the current best options for protecting and preserving your wealth and diversifying both your assets and your life in the world’s top offshore jurisdictions (including Panama, Belize, Uruguay, Andorra, St. Kitts and Nevis, the Dominican Republic, and Hong Kong)…
You’ll meet preferred bankers from key jurisdictions…
The world’s leading advisors on issues related to residency, citizenship, second passports, and expatriation…
Plus we’ll introduce you to experts and advisors who will share details of the best current (and in some cases exclusive) opportunities for investing in real and productive assets, including timber, vineyards, and a number of interesting natural commodities you may never have thought of… but that could double your money in three years.
This is your last call-to-action in the face of the closing window of opportunity.
The freedom to do all the things you might want to do is being compromised. And, unfortunately, I believe things are headed downhill from here.
I believe we are about to enter the most tumultuous period of our lifetimes.
Many will suffer, and we all will struggle.
But from struggle comes strength and from uncertainty opportunity.
Today… right now… you still have the power to take control of what lies ahead for you and your family on the other side of next month’s election.
Join my team and me at next month’s Offshore Wealth Virtual Summit, and we’ll explain everything you need to know to protect you and yours in the very troubled times ahead.
It will be the most important four days you spend this year… and four of the most important days of your life.
I look forward to meeting you when you log on.
Editor, Offshore Living Letter