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Treasury Admits It Lost $1.2 TRILLION in 2017

In 1971, President Richard Nixon told an ABC News reporter that he was "now a Keynesian in economics."

Get Ready to Pay More for Beer

It’s a punch to the gut from a president who claims to be uniquely in touch with American workers.

Will Your Driver’s License Soon Become Invalid as ID?

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.

If You Have Delinquent Taxes, You May Not Be Going Anywhere

It’s the little blue book that Americans love to hate, and it’s just about impossible to cross an international border without it.

Do You Trust Uncle Sam to Run the Cellular Network?

Monopolies established by governments never work as intended. But that hasn’t stopped kings, presidents, prime ministers, and other authority figures from creating them.

Panama: Still an Easy Second Residency to Acquire

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.

Why St. Kitts & Nevis Remains a Top Offshore Jurisdiction

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.

Congress Votes (Again) to End Your Privacy Rights

Most Americans misunderstand their right to privacy. The US Constitution provides no explicit right to privacy.

Voice Recognition to Prevent Fraud? Think Again!

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.

Are You Afraid of Lawsuits? You Should Be

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.

Big Brother Becomes Social

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.

Americans Still Can (and Should) Invest Internationally

I’ve just returned from nearly three weeks in Europe, where I visited with my network of international bankers, asset managers, and trustees.

A Country You’ve Never Heard of Is a Beacon of Hope

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.

Have Your Offshore Interests Been Leaked?

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.

It’s Time to End Corporate Welfare

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 Just Made It Easier to Scam You

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...

The War on Bitcoin Is Here

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.

The Collapse of Medicare… and What You Can Do About It

Most Nestmann clients are around my age – I just turned 62. Some are older and some are younger.

Are You Ready to Become a Vulture Capitalist?

For the last month, I’ve watched the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Your “Expectation of Privacy” Just Got Lower

Last month, researchers at Stanford University announced they had developed software that was able to accurately predict a person’s sexual orientation.

Second Citizenship on Sale in the Caribbean

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. 

Will Tariffs Trigger the Next Great Depression?

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.

“Asset Protection” Isn’t a Scam

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.

A World Without Nation-States

Millions of Americans in Texas, Florida, and other states affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have had their lives upended by these storms. We extend our thoughts and concerns to all of them.

Are You Ready for Your Implantable Microchip?

If you're familiar with the Star Trek spin-off television series, The Next Generation, starring Patrick Stewart, you know about the Borg. 

Your Government Shutdown Survival Guide

On or around October 2, the US federal government will shut down – again. The actual date could be a bit earlier or later, depending on how the government’s cash flows.

This Asset Protection Technique is Gaining New Respectability

It seems like an eternity ago, but I remember the day I first learned about something called an asset protection trust.

Over Half of IRA Investors May be Making this Catastrophic Mistake

An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is a fantastic tool to sock away money for retirement. Contributions are tax-deductible, and the growth of the assets...

Goodbye – and Good Riddance – to Net Neutrality

Over the last few weeks, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received millions of comments protesting the agency’s proposal to reverse Obama-era rules protecting so-called net neutrality.

Will the Deep State Save Us from Dictatorship?

President Trump and some of his aides are convinced that they are the victims of a conspiracy, an effort by what they call the Deep State to discredit his presidency.

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