Lawyers, Laws & Taxes

The Latest FATCA Propaganda & Atrocities

It’s been a while since the whole FATCA charade has annoyed me enough to spend more time writing about it, but recently, a series of events have finally caused me to return to this sordid subject.

It’s Official: The Worldwide Bail-ins Are Coming

On November 16, leaders of the G20 Group of Nations — the 20 largest economies — made an important decision. The world’s megabanks now have official permission to pledge depositor accounts as collateral to make leveraged derivative bets….

Why the IRS Goes After the “Minnows” and Ignores the “Whales”

The intrepid bureaucrats at the Internal Revenue Service have done a superb job of making us fear them. We dutifully file our 1040s, FBARs, and all manner of other forms, consent to having our wages withheld from our paychecks, and suffer indignities on a daily basis at which our forefathers would have blanched.

If You Don’t Have Your Assets Outside of the US Yet, What Are You Waiting For?

The trajectory is clear.  Painfully clear. The US government is so beyond bankrupt it isn’t even worth belabouring the point.  We’ve spent the last five years here doing so.

Property Tax: You May Have to File The Return.

Quite often on my seminars, I employ myself really hard to make people understand, or better said, believe that in Costa Rica every single property has a different deadline when it comes to the Property Tax Return (Declaracion de Bienes Inmuebles), and that is the actual case.

The Old Gringo in Costa Rica & The Poisonous Snake!

Max came to retire in Costa Rica some 15 years ago. He and his wife chose a property right in front of the ocean, where they built a house, and have followed all the paperwork applying for the “concession”…

Mark Cuban Doesn’t Know What Communism Is

I’ve had fun at the expense of Mark Cuban before (calling him a brainwashed slave and a useless idiot)… but he just makes it so easy!

Is Someone In Your Life A Spy? If You Live In The US This Might Be The Case.

The United States is a textbook tyranny. The techniques it has used towards governing (controlling) its people are essentially the same used by the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany and East Germany.

Will The IRS Keep Its Latest Promise?

Indulge yourself for a moment and imagine you’re back in 1986. You’re listening to “Addicted to Love” by Robert Palmer on the radio and on your way to the movie theater to watch Aliens, starring Sigourney Weaver.

One In Three Children Are Under The Poverty Line In This Developed Nation.

I often call the US a “third world country”.  Of course, in some ways I am kidding as the original meaning of 1st, 2nd or 3rd world countries was the following

Three-Quarters Of Americans Abroad Want To Take This “Alarming” Action

The exodus from the United States (US) has not let up, and is only picking up steam as the US economy faces further financial and economic turbulence.

Why the US Postal Service Turned Spy

FATCA and similar laws have eviscerated financial privacy in the US. And last year, thanks to whistleblower Edward Snowden, the world learned the extent of the surveillance conducted by America’s largest spy agency, the NSA.

Who Really Owns Your Gold?

I didn’t discover what I really needed until I wrote a book about a subject every American (and citizen of the planet) needs to learn. The book, Who Really Owns Your Gold, is considered blasphemous by some, but the details are 100% accurate: they demonstrate who runs America and our world and how they do it.

$2.5 Billion Dollars Stolen From Americans By Whom? The Answer Might Shock You…

The criminals in federal and local government will steal your money, even if you’re a law-abiding citizen. Don’t believe it? Just ask Carole Hinders (and 62,000 others), who has run a “modest” cash-only Mexican restaurant for many years.

Prepared for the Dollar Collapse? Then you are prepared for Ebola.

We write regularly about the collapse of the dollar and the US economic system. We spend less time on possible epidemics and other issues, but what we’ve found throughout the years is that preparing for the collapse of a currency is very much like preparing for an ebola outbreak or other epidemic.