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Acquiring A Second Residency Through Property Investment

A woman sits on the steps of a house in Cartagena, Colombia.

On Aug. 7, 1974, Frenchman Philippe Petit made headlines when, in the space of 45 minutes, he crossed four times between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. And, he didn’t just walk—the 24-year-old high-wire artist danced and lay down on the wire, too, balance pole in hand. Whether you look on it as …

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The Safest Long-Term Agricultural Investment That Will Secure Your Future

Green Melon tree and leaves along with melon fruits are sitting in line

When he was 8, my son Neal decided he wanted to be an architect. He’s stuck by this idea ever since. Last night, he kept this goal in mind as he chose his elective subjects for secondary school—checking the entry requirements he’ll need five or six years from now when he wants to study architecture …

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What Colombia Looks Like After COVID-19 And Its New Opportunities

Aerial view of Medellin at night with residential and office buildings.

Last week Liz Larroquette updated you on all the latest from the property scene in Panama City. (If you missed it, you can catch up here.) This week we move a little farther south… Former Overseas Property Alert Editor—and full-time resident of Medellín, Colombia, for the past six years—Wendy Howarter reports below on the big opportunities on offer …

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Investing In Brazil Should Be Your Next Move, Here’s Why

Fortaleza, Ceara State, Brazil

My colleague Kat Kalashian recently wrote about the many benefits of living near water… A few years back, Kat realized that, wherever in the world she decides to call home, it must be near a stretch of water… ocean, lake, or river. I’m with Kat. But for me, only the ocean will do. Right now, my …

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Eco-Friendly Investments To Help You Diversify And Profit

teak farm with young trees growing

This spring, my family has planted more vegetables in our garden than ever before. We don’t expect to be able to live entirely off our produce. But having some onions, potatoes, leeks, spinach, lettuce, and cherry tomatoes ready for picking may save us a little time waiting in line at the shops. (“Supplementary Farming” is …

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Fact! This Soccer Advice Can Help You Diversify And Profit

ripe tomatoes on the vine

I recently read adman Dave Trott’s Creative Blindness (And How To Cure It). It’s a collection of stories—no more than two or three pages each—showing how different people dug themselves (or their organizations) out of a tricky situation by taking an unconventional approach. We’re told how one lady’s blonde wig played a significant role in the …

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How To Plan Out Your Real Estate Investment In Belize

Grand Baymen gardens in Belize

Almost everyone has a mental image of what their dream retirement home or vacation home should look like. This image often includes swaying palms, crystal-clear warm waters, and white sandy beaches. Throw in fishing, great food, and a funky Caribbean town, and you’ve got a picture-perfect retirement or second-home destination. This is exactly why Belize …

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