Don’t Go to War with the IRS

The IRS made headlines last October when a report it submitted to Congress admitted that the agency targets the tax returns of the working poor at about the same rate as wealthy taxpayers.

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Preparing for the End of the World as We Know it

A decade or so ago, a client I’ll call Will hired me to give him a list of tactics to prepare for an unforeseen natural or man-made disaster. I presented my research to him when we met a few weeks later.

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“Surveillance Capitalism” and Your Privacy

A growing network of companies, along with law enforcement and intelligence agencies, are quietly capitalizing on the explosion of data that most of us unknowingly generate as we go about our day.

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Why No One Needs to Be Poor in Dominica

Last week, I was in the Commonwealth of Dominica for the first time since 2017’s Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

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Your Home Is Spying on You, Too

The “internet of things” (IoT) is a system of web-connected devices or objects (including tracked animals and people) that can transfer data without any interaction between humans and computers.

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Your New Year’s Resolution: Go Offshore

The world is smaller than ever. After just a seven-hour flight from the US East Coast, you could be in Austria, checking your gold into one of the safest, most private vaults in Europe.

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The End of the United Kingdom Is Nothing to Fear

“The empire on which the sun never sets.” That phrase was first attributed to a priest named Fray Francisco de Ugalde, uttered to King Charles I of Spain during the 16th century.

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How the Nanny State Feasts on the Poor

Should you have to pay thousands of dollars before you can legally work? Or be imprisoned because you don’t have the money to pay a fine?

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Do You Need an Asset Protection Trust?

We’ve all heard about the lady who spilled hot coffee on herself and won a big judgment against McDonald’s. Or burglars suing their homeowner victims for injuries sustained while committing their crimes.

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Negative Interest Rates and You

At the end of this past August, an astonishing $17 trillion in global debt had negative yields. About 30% of investment-grade bonds had yields below zero.

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Trump’s Tax Returns and Your Privacy

In the next few days, President Trump will ask the Supreme Court to declare that he has an absolute right to withhold his tax returns from examination.

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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.

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Offshore: More Important Than Ever

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

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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.

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