Could your next cup of coffee kill you? That’s the subject of an ongoing legal case in California.
The cost of identical treatment in our nation’s emergency rooms can range from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands, depending on the hospital.
“A pestilence.” “Deserving of a fate worse than death.” “A curse on all their houses.” Those were some of the comments regarding last week’s article, about the scammers responsible for the epidemic of scam phone calls. To recap: By mid-2019, half of all U.S. phone calls will be scams. Ninety percent of those calls will […]
Telephone scammers steal $37 billion a year from elderly Americans. And the problem is about to get much, much worse, very soon.
Scammers want a piece of the action. But there are important and easy steps you can take to protect your privacy and wealth from attack right now…
Now that 2018 is coming to an end, here are few money-saving tax tips you can implement soon that may put more money in your wallet later.
This is no longer a question of “medical tourism.” It’s a rational choice in an increasingly globalized health care market.
The more I did my homework, the more it became clear what a rip-off cable is. Then I moved on to a better, cheaper way to watch TV.
This is a spectacular opportunity to take gains, pay no tax on them … and use those gains to make even more money — potentially tax-free.
Small-business owners can run a company that is a manifestation of their ideas. But one of their central responsibilities is filing an accurate tax return.
Revisions to the tax code have implications for almost everyone. And if you haven’t been paying attention, those implications could be unwelcome.
It might be surprising to hear that you have a secret credit score. It’s used by auto dealerships countrywide to assess your auto loan creditworthiness.
Seeing the ad on TV made me realize that privacy has gone mainstream. Maybe that’s why cybersecurity is becoming a $1 trillion industry…
Social media is an “anything goes” media platform. That’s OK for some things. But policy makers are concerned that political speech needs regulation.
If the broader market heads to new record highs from here, the consumer staples sector will no doubt continue to draw defensive-minded investors.
When I’m asked the lease vs. buy question, my response is it depends on the buyer’s lifestyle, preferences and personal financial circumstances.
It’s easier than ever to ruin a preschooler’s credit score. Identity theft is becoming such a massive trend that not even kids are safe.
Because the death of a loved one is an important financial and wealth event as well as a personal one, I want to share some of the lessons I learnt.
With economic and political temperatures rising fast, I thought it would be a good time to review the commonsense alternatives for keeping your wealth safe.
Breadth usually turns down before a bear market. But there’s no sign of weakness in breadth for now. That means stock market averages should reach new highs soon.
How on earth did we get to a point where private, profit-seeking companies are in a position to demand sensitive information from us … without even bothering to offer any protection?
Major cyberattacks demonstrate the rising role that cybersecurity companies play in protecting banks and other corporations from hackers.
15 million lawsuits were filed in America last year. I urge you to protect yourself, and the first step is researching how you can lawyer-proof your life.
If your entire portfolio is invested in stocks, you won’t be able to grow your wealth when the market takes a turn for the worse.
As big as this breach was … these days, it’s nothing terribly new. Hundreds, even thousands of our nation’s largest businesses have been hacked.
To get chipped … or not to get chipped? That’s the big question. And it’s sparked a big debate here at Banyan Hill Publishing.
There are comforting surprises in Switzerland. Ones that will warm your heart and heat up your investment returns — with the right guide at the wheel.
The more people who use a network, the bigger the vulnerabilities. That’s a key reason why cybersecurity companies will keep growing for years to come.
Civil forfeiture is one of the most serious assaults on what remains of private property rights in America today, and you too could be a target.
I will never willingly have a microchip implanted in my body. Does that make me a paranoiac, a Luddite … or prescient?
While on vacation to a Caribbean island, Ted Bauman takes another look at the tax benefits of America’s colony.
What happens if you die or become incapacitated, and nobody else knows any of your passwords, personal identification numbers, access codes and login IDs?
Mundane events are like gold ore to the data miners. They convert that information into digital portraits of us that they can sell to advertisers.
Singapore — now growing faster than first-place Switzerland — will become the largest offshore financial center in the world by 2028.
Without asking us, Big Data companies harvest, analyze and sell every scrap of data they can glean from our use of their products.
The anti-offshore crowd of high-tax, deficit-spending politicians are trying to smear Nevada and other states as international money laundering centers.
The insane process called “civil asset forfeiture” allows the cops to legally seize your property — even if you haven’t been charged with a crime.
These “cyborgs” are being lured in with the promise of convenience. The only problem is that they are giving up more and more of their privacy.
If you’ve never relocated to another country, the process can be intimidating. But the fact is … for Uruguay, it doesn’t need to be intimidating.
While most of your wealth will likely be invested in stocks, it’s important to have investments that are not affected by the volatility of the stock market.
As you’re filing your taxes this year, keep in mind that decisions about tax rates aren’t the only thing that can affect you.
On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone wants to be Irish. But in the United Kingdom these days, so many Brits are clamoring to become Irish citizens that the demand has overwhelmed the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin.
It’s tempting to declare that George Orwell has won the debate about the future — surveillance via TV is here. But the truth is more complicated.
Colombians have refashioned their country into a place with attractive residence and investment opportunities that is worthy of your serious consideration.
Toy Story got a few things right. OK, your childhood toys probably aren’t going on adventures, but some toys, like the Vizio smart TVs I mentioned last week, can spy on you.
Before the Affordable Care Act, half of all U.S. bankruptcies were caused by medical bills — and three-fourths of those had health insurance! It’s coming back around again, but it doesn’t have to…
With one app and a wave of your phone, you can now buy pretty much anything without ever handling cash. It’s convenient, but this drift away from cash is going to spell trouble for consumers…
A few weeks back, my father, Banyan Hill’s own Bob Bauman, took me to task for something I’d written in Sovereign Investor Daily (not for the first time, either). I’d said, in regard to the American tendency toward harsh judicial punishment, that “we like it that way.” “Who’s this ‘we,’ Lone Ranger? Count me out, […]
Even though your U.S passport holds vast weight, it’s not actually the most powerful one out there. In fact, it’s tied for third with other countries. So, who’s on top and why?
Can you trust the person across the counter from you? Dr. Mark Rettenmaier did, only to find a government informal collaborator, and now he’s paying the price.
Alexa and similar Internet of Things (IoT) technologies have become part of the current zeitgeist. They can remember everything input into them … and the Feds are salivating for this data.
Quality of life isn’t fixed in stone. Damaged societies can reform themselves. Thriving societies can fall apart. The question to ask is this: In which direction is your society heading?
Imagine a U.S. president banning all $100 bills in circulation with no warning. Can’t happen, you say? It happened in India, and gold may be the only recourse.
Life is full of dead ends. They’re not risky in and of themselves, but they can quickly become a trap. Creating an offshore escape route for such traps is ideal, and not as difficult as it sounds.
Set aside your feelings for Trump’s broader agenda. Focus on his intentions for privacy and free speech. He has never expressed interest in protecting civil liberties. In fact, it’s quite the opposite…
With Republicans in control of the government, the threat of wealth confiscation is diminishing …. But there could be a new danger to your wealth behind Trump’s plans.
Recently, the Internet almost died thanks to cheap security in IoT devices. Instead of killing the IoT market, though, the event may have opened a new opportunity for investors.
There’s a reason Costa Ricans have been at the top of global “happiest people” lists for years. But is it the perfect place for a second home or second passport?
What happens when the lights go off? When the networks go down? It’s an urgent question in this age of connectivity, and it’s one that should be shaping your portfolio strategy.
Little island governments aren’t going to go to war over your U.S. taxes or wealth. The question is … which governments would?
It remains to be seen whether the Fed will actually follow through, but any effort to substantially hike interest rates would likely result in a debt or currency emerging-market crisis.
Even in Bermuda, investors are seeking asset protection while anxiously eyeing the U.S. election. There’s a sense that the world is standing on the edge of a precipice.
Internet searches for “moving to Canada” have spiked to all-time highs, but if you’re thinking about moving to Canada if the election doesn’t go your way, we have some bad news…
The wildly popular Pokémon Go app is the latest in free-to-play genre that’s turning you, your smartphone data and your private information into a commodity to be traded for profit.
A Swiss passport is among the most prized and hardest to obtain. But respect for Swiss sovereignty didn’t happen overnight … there are plenty of lessons to be learned here.
Life teaches critical lessons. Some you learn quickly, others, like dealing with banks, can be quite painful. Here are 7 tips to help you get started protecting your family and your wealth.
The witch hunt in the Panama Papers scandal is just beginning. As fear and anger tar offshore operations with a broad brush, it’s important to remember a few facts about this perfectly legal investing strategy.
Relocating to another country is intimidating. A new language, a new culture and a new bureaucracy may seem overwhelming, but for Uruguay, it doesn’t need to be…
Stocks are a nice place to begin your portfolio, but precious metals, collectibles and real estate can help create a much needed balance that can help you survive the fallout of the coming election.
Negative interest rates, massive debt, dwindling liberties … America’s former beauty is fading fast. But there is life beyond Wall Street. You can protect and grow your wealth, and our Offshore Investment Summit can show you how.
The government is going after Apple’s iPhone encryption with a vengeance. The “terrorism” flag is being waved, but it’s your privacy that’s really at stake. After all, can we really trust this breach of privacy will be “one time only”?
Police may need a warrant to use GPS to track your vehicle, but new high-tech toys have created a serious loophole for government surveillance. As a result, tracking your car has created an unholy alliance between profit and policing.
When starting the process of moving overseas, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. But there are 4 steps you can take to make the entire process much easier…
Investment advisers are eager to point you to the “latest” investment opportunity, usually in the U.S. markets. But what if the latest investment opportunity isn’t in the U.S. at all?