The Noose Is Tightening — Here’s How You Slip Out

You know, of course, that you have to report any financial accounts you hold outside the United States with a value of more than US$10,000. Now, though, foreign financial institutions are required to report on the investment activities of U.S. citizens. It’s been increasingly difficult for some time for an American to open an international account abroad, and Switzerland recently has taken the position that it doesn’t want to do business with Americans, period. Not worth the hassle. Options for Americans to protect their assets abroad are going to continue to disappear. If you aren’t already holding a sizeable portion … Continue reading The Noose Is Tightening — Here’s How You Slip Out

Marketwatch 2010

After months of persuasion, I’m delighted to report that resident global real estate investing expert Lief Simon has agreed, finally, to return to the role he filled for many years earlier in his career and to begin producing, again, a global property investment service. Lief has been making money buying, selling, flipping, and renting out real estate around the world for more than 17 years. He’s built an extensive portfolio of international property holdings and boasts an impressive track record of success. All this experience will be brought to bear in Lief’s new Global Property Investor’s Marketwatch, launch date imminent. … Continue reading Marketwatch 2010