I’ve long advised our clients to send only secure emails and to post only information they wouldn’t mind being reported on the front page of The New York Times on social media platforms like Facebook.
In the last 150 years, a previously unknown social concept has taken hold in the US and other wealthy countries: retirement. And just as we’re getting used to it, it’s being wrenched away from us.
"If I know your phone number, I can track your whereabouts globally." I was shocked when I read that statement from security researcher Nick Petrillo almost eight years ago.
Read only the mainstream media and you’ll think that Americans evade $150 billion or more in taxes on offshore assets every year.
In the 30 years I’ve been involved with wealth preservation, I’ve encountered a recurring belief in immortality among many of my clients.
In 1971, President Richard Nixon told an ABC News reporter that he was "now a Keynesian in economics."
It’s a punch to the gut from a president who claims to be uniquely in touch with American workers.
Back in 2005, Congress snuck an obscure provision into a military spending bill that, in effect, created the first national ID card in US history.
It’s the little blue book that Americans love to hate, and it’s just about impossible to cross an international border without it.
Monopolies established by governments never work as intended. But that hasn’t stopped kings, presidents, prime ministers, and other authority figures from creating them.
It was 5:00 pm on a Monday afternoon in Panama City. Walking up Avenida Balboa – the main drag that hugs the coastline – I came to a busy intersection with no crosswalk or even a traffic light.
Cotton Ground, Nevis: I’m here for a week with my business partner, Trey Wyatt. We’re the owners of Fortress Trust, Ltd., a registered agent for trusts, limited liability companies, corporations, and foundations.
Most Americans misunderstand their right to privacy. The US Constitution provides no explicit right to privacy.
Your voice is the newest security feature used to uniquely identify you. Smartphones and devices like the Amazon Echo let you add items to your personal calendar, make calls, or send emails using only your voice.
A few days ago, the trusty clothes iron I used for many years died. When I plugged it in, it produced a thin trail of smoke and a strong electrical odor. Needless to say, I replaced it right away.
I’m a huge science fiction fan. I grew up watching The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, and my current favorite sci-fi series is Black Mirror on Netflix.
On November 28, a federal judge ordered Coinbase, a company that facilitates transactions in crypto-currencies like Bitcoin, to comply with an IRS summons to identify more than 14,000 user accounts.
I’ve just returned from nearly three weeks in Europe, where I visited with my network of international bankers, asset managers, and trustees.
In the 30-plus years I’ve been in the publishing business, I’ve seen my share of “new countries.” Some are scams, such as the Dominion of Melchizedek, which I exposed as a fraud nearly two decades ago.
A new batch of stolen data from an offshore services provider has now been released. Dubbed the “Paradise Papers,” the leak consists of more than 13.4 million documents from Appleby’s, an international law firm based in Bermuda.
When I moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1996, one of the first local political controversies I encountered was over the funding of a stadium for a Major League Baseball (MLB) team.
Congress is currently bogged down in discussions over the fate of the twin tax reform bills passed by the House and Senate respectively.
Almost every time you click on the “terms and conditions” tab on a website, you’ll see language like this: Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this contract...
Bitcoin continues to set almost daily price records.Yesterday it was selling for $6,953.58/BTC. Indeed, since the beginning of 2017, the price of bitcoin has more than quadrupled.
Most Nestmann clients are around my age – I just turned 62. Some are older and some are younger.
For the last month, I’ve watched the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Last month, researchers at Stanford University announced they had developed software that was able to accurately predict a person’s sexual orientation.
In September, hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria devastated the Caribbean region. The billions of dollars in damages have spurred price reductions for the citizenship-by-investment programs (CIPs) in some Caribbean jurisdictions.
Every time the US economy hits a rough spot, there’s political clamor for Congress to impose protectionist measures – laws that impose tariffs or otherwise restrict imports.
In the last few months, I’ve noticed an increasing stream of articles in the professional journals I read with the same theme: only tax evaders, fraudsters, and criminals pursue asset protection.