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Working Doesn’t Need to Be the New Retirement

If you’re depending on social security or a traditional pension plan to pay for your retirement, chances are you’ll need to work until you die.

“We Can Confiscate Your Bugatti for Driving 5 MPH Over the Speed Limit”

Last February, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Eighth Amendment prohibition against “excessive fines and fees” applies to civil forfeiture cases...

Deeper “Deep Fakes” Are Here

Did you know Hollywood star Nicholas Cage played Lois Lane in a Superman movie? Or that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg once boasted that the social media giant has “total control of billions of people’s stolen data?”

Offshore: More Important Than Ever

Given shifting attitudes, it’s harder to publicly argue in favor of offshore investing than it once was.

How to Stop Paying Income Tax Permanently

Many Americans believe that the federal income tax as it’s now imposed is likely unconstitutional.

Congress and the IRS Declare War on Overseas Americans

A fundamental injustice of US tax law is that it discriminates against the approximately nine million Americans who live in other countries.

What Russia and China Know That We’ve Forgotten

Starting in the fall of 2003, I spent nearly two years living in Vienna, Austria. I was there to earn a master’s degree (LL.M.) in international tax law from the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law.

Why Government Will Never Take Down Cryptos

The Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) is perhaps the most important organization you’ve never heard of. The G-7, which is essentially a club for the world's wealthiest nations, set up the FATF in 1989.

What We’ve Lost in the “War on Terror”

Tomorrow is the 18th anniversary of four coordinated attacks in the US by Al Qaeda operatives that killed nearly 3,000 people.

How the Next Global Financial Collapse Will Unfold

Italy is an amazing country with a long history, outstanding food, great wines, and unsurpassed culture. But it’s facing an economic and political crisis that will lead to a global financial collapse.

As Trump Closes America’s Doors, the Rest of the World is Making New Friends

President Trump says that “trade wars are good and easy to win.”   Unfortunately for the US, that’s simply not true.

Nine Reasons Why All Anti-Money Laundering Laws Should Be Repealed

It began in 1986. Congress was panicking because it felt America was losing the War on (Some) Drugs. So, it enacted the Money Laundering Control Act (MLCA).

The “R” Word Is Rearing Its Ugly Head

It’s here, or at least nearly here. “It,” in this case, is another recession. We can debate the causes – an escalating trade war between the US and China, too much dodgy debt, the end of the longest bull market in history, or perhaps all three.

Will Congress Make You Pay for a Multi-Trillion Dollar Bailout?

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money.

What Millennials (Especially) Should Avoid to Achieve Financial Independence

In 1984, Paul and Vicki Terhorst decided to retire at the ripe old age of 33.

How Uncle Sam Can Tax the Queen of England’s Great-Grandson

Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on May 6, 2019, at a London hospital. There was nothing especially remarkable about Archie’s birth.

Why Women and Minorities (Especially) Need a Second Citizenship

The concept of citizenship has a long history. But until recently, it belonged only to men. In the US, it belonged only to white men.

A “Global Asset Registry” Would End Financial Privacy

The tax-and-spenders of the world are desperate to find new ways to pay for the crumbling welfare states of western democracies. And they’re targeting the “rich” to do it.

Who Owns Your Health Data? (Hint: It’s Not You)

My father practiced medicine for 45 years, from 1941 when he graduated from medical school until his retirement in 1986.

Banks Will Soon Be Obsolete

Last week, social networking giant Facebook announced that it plans to create what it calls an “alternative financial system” based on a cryptocurrency called the Libra.

The Real Reason Why Uncle Sam Wants to Imprison Julian Assange

Like Eugene Debs, Assange has long been a thorn in the side of the rich and powerful. When Assange founded WikiLeaks in 2006, he declared ...

How to Lose $21 Trillion

I sleep better at night knowing that ever-vigilant defense contractors and the politicians they’ve bought and paid for are making certain that America won’t be overrun by Communists, Islamic terrorists, or anyone else.

How to End the $400 Billion “Tax Gap”

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently trotted out its latest estimates of the “tax gap,” the supposed difference between taxes collected and taxes due.

Uncle Sam’s Latest Plan to Spy on Air Travelers

When you arrive at the airport to board a flight, do you have any legitimate “expectation of privacy?” Uncle Sam and the Orwellian Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) would like you to think you don’t.

Your Bank Might Lock You Out of Your Own Account

In the last few years, banks have been falling over themselves to get rid of “undesirable” customers. Basically, if your bank isn’t making enough profit servicing your account, it will close it.

Your Gold Won’t be Confiscated, But Uncle Sam Might Do This

One of the big fears our clients have is that one day, the government will confiscate their precious metals.

Sleepwalking into a Total Surveillance State – and How to Stop it

Face recognition and other biometric technologies have come a long way since, say, 2003.

Ayn Rand Could Have Predicted This…

A few weeks ago, I read that Britain’s richest man – Sir Jim Ratcliffe – was relocating to Monaco. Moving to Monaco, which imposes no personal income tax, will save Ratcliffe up to £4 billion in British taxes.

Is Cash Winning the War on Cash?

Let’s face it, many forces are pushing for the abolition of – or at least serious restrictions on – cash.

System D: 2.5 Billion People Can’t Be Wrong

Nearly two billion people work in it. And it accounts for perhaps 20% of the world’s total economic activity.

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