The Unacknowledged Risks of an “All-U.S.” Wealth Preservation Plan: International Strategies to Protect and Privatize Estates from $20,000 to $20,000,000
By Mark Nestmann
“If you don’t have anything to hide, you shouldn’t be worried about surveillance.”
How many times have you heard a variant of this misleading truism from politicians, police or government officials?
The implication is that if you DO have something to hide, that you’re somehow condoning wrongdoing, or perhaps even concealing a crime.
The truth is that all of us have things to hide, but this is almost never acknowledged. Would you give a stranger the combination to your safety deposit box? Would you knowingly give your credit card number to someone an identity thief?
Of course not. But almost every piece of personal information that Americans try to keep secret—including bank statements, e-mail messages and telephone records—is semi-public and available for sale. Identity thieves, stalkers and computer use this information for criminal purposes. And increasingly, it’s used in police investigations, in many cases retrieved without probable cause or even suspicion of wrongdoing.
This short report is designed to debunk the preposterous idea that you have “nothing to hide,” especially in reference to your wealth. It focuses on strategies that, depending on your goals and the extent of your wealth, can invoke to protect–and legally hide from prying eyes–anywhere from $20,000 to $10 million or more.
Every dollar you earn may be legally generated, but you don’t want some sue-happy lawyer to generate a detailed picture of where you live, what you own, who you correspond with and how you invest at the click of a mouse. You don’t want to needless pay income tax (particularly if you don’t currently need the income now) and (if you’re wealthy) you don’t want your spouse, partner, children or grandchildren to lose up to 90% or more of their inheritance due to the combined effects of income tax, estate tax, generation-skipping tax, etc.
If you meet this profile, and seek assistance in setting up your own “lifeboat strategy,” The Nestmann Group may be able to help you. We specialize in assisting accredited investors–individuals with assets greater than $1 million, or with annual incomes exceeding $200,000, achieve their wealth and privacy preservation goals–and doing so in a 100% legal, tax-compliant manner. We welcome introductions from attorneys, but also work with individual clients (along with their spouses and professional advisors).
This report shows you, in a nutshell, how we do it. Naturally, we can’t tell you everything in a free report, but we do outline the pluses and minuses of possible strategies including:
- Offshore bank accounts
- Offshore fixed and variable annuities
- Offshore private annuities
- Offshore variable life insurance policies
- International business companies (IBCs)
- Offshore foundations
- Offshore trusts
….just to name a few.