Your best defense against the grandparent scam is knowledge. Read this article to find out how to protect your money the next time you get a suspicious phone call.
There’s no doubt that the consequences of Brexit will be severe and far-reaching. But two of those consequences present an opportunity for profit.
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 […]
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…
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is one of the biggest tax reforms in years, and many Americans are still trying to make sense of it.
This is no longer a question of “medical tourism.” It’s a rational choice in an increasingly globalized health care market.
Whether it be discounts on lodging, car rentals or airfare, there’s always an opportunity to not pay full price if you plan ahead when you travel.
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.
How did this happen, especially after the bank locked her accounts? The answer is surprisingly simple. It lies with social media firm Facebook.
Revisions to the tax code have implications for almost everyone. And if you haven’t been paying attention, those implications could be unwelcome.
Your U.S. passport covers about 80% of the world you can visit without getting tied up in paperwork. But it isn’t the most powerful one out there.
Seeing the ad on TV made me realize that privacy has gone mainstream. Maybe that’s why cybersecurity is becoming a $1 trillion industry…
There’s a lot more to this country than just land and real estate. It’s one of the world’s little-known treasures. Here’s why.
If the broader market heads to new record highs from here, the consumer staples sector will no doubt continue to draw defensive-minded investors.
The bull market won’t last forever. Fortunately, there’s a way to keep your money protected from a major market correction when recession strikes.
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.
Swiss asset managers grow your money safely, aiming for stability and long-term income. Above all, they don’t risk it on speculative plays.
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.
Now, I love my country, but I think it’s smart to understand your travel options … to know just how much freedom you have.
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?
The details about tax reform are only now becoming clear. When it comes to warnings, however, better late than never … especially when your money is involved.
Major cyberattacks demonstrate the rising role that cybersecurity companies play in protecting banks and other corporations from hackers.
How would you react if the confidential information you provided to your law firm and your tax accountant appeared on the front page of The New York Times?
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.
Do you have any idea how much of the money you donate to charity directly benefits the people you’re trying to help? Most people have no idea.
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.
The government is demanding your personal information without proving that a crime has been committed.
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.
There are some dangerous toys that I won’t be buying my nieces this next Christmas because I want to keep my family safe.
I will never willingly have a microchip implanted in my body. Does that make me a paranoiac, a Luddite … or prescient?
Is online privacy dead? I still think there’s a spark of hope. And surprisingly, it lies in social media usage.
What happens if you die or become incapacitated, and nobody else knows any of your passwords, personal identification numbers, access codes and login IDs?
Singapore — now growing faster than first-place Switzerland — will become the largest offshore financial center in the world by 2028.
There’s a tax credit that could substantially lower your tax bill … as well as another bill that’s just as hard to avoid.
The anti-offshore crowd of high-tax, deficit-spending politicians are trying to smear Nevada and other states as international money laundering centers.
The government has every right to comb through your phone. I’ve been aware of this issue — but I didn’t realize how aggressive those searches had become.
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.
Congress voted to repeal a rule that protected your online privacy. I have a solution to this travesty that works for me … and will work for you too.
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.
It’s time that we start doing some out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to protecting our assets. And it’s never been a better time to be in Uruguay.
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.
Your next move shouldn’t be limited to the next state over or across the country. The world is an adventure waiting for you to uncover.
Colombians have refashioned their country into a place with attractive residence and investment opportunities that is worthy of your serious consideration.
For two years, I’ve thought that taking advantage of Puerto Rico’s tax decrees might backfire. But I’m now convinced that’s not going to happen.
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…
Did you know your house is haunted? Well, it is if you bought a certain popular smart TV. This “ghost” captures 100 billion personal data points a day, and that info is up for sale.
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, […]
Despite success in medical techniques, the U.S. has a disastrous, overpriced health care system. In fact, you could pay less traveling abroad for care, including round trip airfare.
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.
Federal civil forfeiture proceeds rocketed 4,155% between 1986 and 2013. And it could get much worse if Trump gets his wish for U.S. attorney general.
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?
Privacy is a lie. We’ve been fed this idea since childhood. Santa is watching. Knows if you’ve been bad or good, and offers rewards for this violation. It’s time to draw a line.
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.
No matter who’s in charge, government always finds a way to justify new methods to invade our privacy. So, here are eight steps you can take right now to mitigate the damage.
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.
Neither Trump nor Clinton are ideal choices in tomorrow’s election. It could be worse … and it probably will be. But there are other choices available, if you’re willing to free your mind.
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?
Collectibles are a way to protect your assets not only from upheaval in the market, but also from the uncertainty we are facing with an out-of-control government and the upcoming presidential election.
Little island governments aren’t going to go to war over your U.S. taxes or wealth. The question is … which governments would?
The world has been lured in by the Fed’s siren song of easy money, and these waters hide not gold, but something dangerous that we can no longer stop: the collapse of the market.
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.
“Pass-through” companies — LLCs, partnerships, S corporations, etc. — comprise 95% of all U.S. businesses, and they’re about to be smacked with brain-dead corporate tax reform.
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.
People often wonder which countries are the best for relocation. The answer is usually: It depends. What do you want from a country? Have you considered Costa Rica?
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.
Data encryption is the last line of defense between your privacy and government overreach. But a new privacy-destroying bill before the Senate could put your personal data at risk.
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…
It’s unsurprising that the Fed is looking to back away from raising interest rates this year, but that doesn’t mean your portfolio is safe. Learn how you can escape the sinking ship of the U.S. economy.
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.
Our political system is in turmoil, our Constitution is under strain, our quality of life is falling and here you are, waiting for the other shoe to drop. Isn’t it about time you set aside ideology and focus on what’s important?
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.
Central banks have concocted a diabolical plan to rid you of your cold, hard cash and turn it into digital currency. Find out why even the cash in your mattress may not be safe, and what you can do about it…
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?
Choosing a country for a second residency or second citizenship is difficult, but not an impossible. Take a look at Uruguay, and see why one serial traveler can’t wait to return.