It’s that time of year again. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Winter Solstice, or nothing at all, chances are you’re still looking for gift ideas for your loved ones.
Like so many other measures that well-intentioned people advocate, tariffs on imports are deceptively attractive.
Until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of Long Island City. It’s in the westernmost portion of Queens, one of New York City’s five boroughs.
To understand the scope of the US government spying on its own citizens, not to mention the rest of the world, you need a long attention span.
Do you want to become a P.T. (a "previous taxpayer," "perpetual tourist," etc.)? I did when I first read W.G. Hill's now-classic book, P.T: A Coherent for a Stress-free, Healthy and Prosperous Life Without Government Interference, Taxes or Coercion.
A few months ago, the Verge leaked a training video from Google. The video, obviously not intended for public distribution, described the data produced by a girl on her cell phone – all snatched up by Google without her awareness.
Seven months ago, FBI agents raided the office and temporary residence of Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer.
Earlier this month, a dispatch from the Reuters news agency announced that Switzerland had officially ended bank secrecy.
One of the key points of asset protection planning is to have multiple lines of defense in place.
We’ve all experienced the realization that the security proceedings we’re humiliated by at the airport are useless.
Identity theft is likely as old as humanity itself, but the first historical mention of it is recorded in the biblical book of Genesis, chapter 27.
It was the summer of 1965, and I was recuperating from a broken arm in the home where I grew up in West Virginia. I couldn’t swim or play baseball with my friends since I had a cast on my arm, and I was bored silly.
Last December, the Federal Communications Commission overturned Obama-era rules protecting so-called net neutrality. And it did so despite receiving millions of comments protesting the new policy.
Yes it is. If you want a guarantee that no smart device is monitoring what you do, throw away all of your smart devices.
In my consulting practice, clients often ask me the best ways to “internationalize” themselves.
I’m known as someone who erects barriers to help clients protect their assets from frivolous litigation. And there’s plenty of that in the US.
Most Americans don’t save nearly enough money to retire comfortably. And it’s no wonder. It’s not easy setting aside money for the future, especially if you’re living on a shoestring.
John Oliver is hardly a libertarian, but his Last Week Tonight show on HBO regularly highlights how US citizens are royally screwed by Uncle Sam and his minions.
Everyone has the right to try to avoid taxes. But when does completely legal tax avoidance become illegal tax evasion?
I have a confession. I’m not an investment advisor. That’s a deliberate choice. Many years ago – October 19, 1987, to be exact – I watched global stock markets fall more than 20% in one day.
Some people collect stamps, coins, or antique furniture. I collect stories of frivolous lawsuits.
It’s your worst nightmare: You just bought your dream home and sent the escrow agent a wire transfer for $140,000 to make the down payment.
The concept of retirement is relatively new. In your great-grandparents time, only those who had accumulated great wealth could afford to stop working as they aged.
If you’re an American, you have no constitutional right to privacy. And in the internet age, our need for privacy has waned. We routinely release information once considered intensely personal for public consumption.
Privacy is one of the few topics that Democrats and Republicans largely agree on. Their conclusion is that you shouldn’t have any.
Many articles posted online portray living outside the US as an idyllic solution to save money. It can be, but for many people, living abroad can cost more – sometimes much more – than what they envisioned.
Deferring tax on income or gain is almost as effective as avoiding it altogether. That's because the longer you can defer payment, the lower your effective tax rate.
Thanks to the recent royal wedding, the British monarchy – the crown – is in the news again. I didn’t watch the wedding, as I consider it a sideshow to a centuries-old system of governance that is widely misunderstood.
Young Americans get a lot of grief from oldsters like me. But they face a lot of obstacles that we boomers didn’t have to deal with: student debt, a tightening job market ...
“I’m from the IRS and I’m here to help you.” Yes, that statement is one of life’s big lies. But several years ago, it looked as if the IRS intended to help people with offshore tax problems.