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Today I confessed my sins to Uncle Sam

Today I confessed my sins to Uncle Sam.

No, I'm not talking about anything sinister. But in a mad dash through a US stopover today, I dropped US Treasury form TDF-90 in the mail:  "Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts."

It went something like this:

"Forgive me uncle for I have sinned. May last confession was April 15th. Here is all the information on my foreign bank accounts, including those for[...] Click here to continue reading

Panama’s Achilles Heel

We have a really intelligent group here.

All the comments from yesterday, plus the dozens of private emails I received, underscore one of the big reasons why I do this in the first place-- to build a community for like-minded, sharp, successful people who are lions instead of sheep... bold winners who think outside the box and take action instead of find excuses.

The comments were spot-on, even the one about the massage[...] Click here to continue reading

More from Panama

I've always loved the women here.

There I said it. I'm only human.

To be honest, this is one of the great things about living free overseas, and I don't just mean romance; when I'm outside of the United States, I have access to a completely different caliber of people-- both expats and locals.

The expats that I come across on my travels have all been exceptional individuals who share a common[...] Click here to continue reading

Interesting opportunities in Panama

I'm back in Panama today... I've never been so happy to see Panamanian soil before; the trip to Cuba, which I reported on yesterday, was fantastic-- but the lack of reliable phone and internet connectivity was problematic now that I have a daily deadline to meet.

I spend a lot of time in Panama, and yet every time I fly in, I am continually amazed at how quickly it seems to be changing. I[...] Click here to continue reading

Cuba Part 1

"NO Viet Cong ever called me nigger."

Mohammed Ali's controversial words succinctly expressed his conscientious objection to the Vietnam War. More importantly, though, his words underscored a critical point-- the free-thinking individual does not necessarily share the same enemies as his government.

To this day, I cannot recall a single Cuban who has volleyed harsh word or deed against me… so despite the US government’s nonsensical, ongoing diplomatic war against its island neighbor,[...] Click here to continue reading

Personal Privacy

Privacy is not a privilege.  It is a right and it must be safeguarded. We don’t buy the conventional wisdom that ‘if you’re doing nothing wrong then you have nothing to hide…’ We rue the decline of personal privacy and liberty in modern society; the fact that the government combs through grocery bills and internet search traffic in the name of supporting a war on nouns is revolting and un-American.

Having spent some time[...] Click here to continue reading

Lifestyle Design

Yes, you've been lied to.

No matter who you are or where you were born, many "rules" and expectations are fully ingrained into your life experience.   These "rules" and expectations dictate everything in your life.  For example,

How to become successful and what success looks like
How to behave in social environments
How to raise your children
Who your God is
Who your authority figures are
What's valuable and what isn't
much, much[...] Click here to continue reading

An International Man’s View of Finance

Money is a tool that can provide tremendous personal freedom; consequently, the acquisition of wealth is a worthy and noble endeavor.  As global investors and entrepreneurs, we are constantly finding compelling business and investment opportunities that are based upon boots on the ground intelligence coupled with a solid assessment of macro trends.

We make investment decisions not by looking at technical charts from the comfort of an air conditioned office, but with beads of[...] Click here to continue reading

This Trillionaire is FLAT Broke…

William “Bud” Post is flat broke.

He has dealt with lawsuits, jail time, bankruptcy, and now lives on food stamps. It seems strange to think that he used to be a multi-millionaire… but it’s true. In 1988 he won $16.2 million from the Pennsylvania lottery (valued at $30 million in today’s increasingly worthless money), and Bud became drunk on his own wealth.

You’ve probably heard similar stories—the struggling, working class lottery hopeful hits[...] Click here to continue reading