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.
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.
How did this happen, especially after the bank locked her accounts? The answer is surprisingly simple. It lies with social media firm Facebook.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Social media is an “anything goes” media platform. That’s OK for some things. But policy makers are concerned that political speech needs regulation.
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.
When I’m asked the lease vs. buy question, my response is it depends on the buyer’s lifestyle, preferences and personal financial circumstances.
Swiss asset managers grow your money safely, aiming for stability and long-term income. Above all, they don’t risk it on speculative plays.
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.
Now, I love my country, but I think it’s smart to understand your travel options … to know just how much freedom you have.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The government is demanding your personal information without proving that a crime has been committed.
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.
There are some dangerous toys that I won’t be buying my nieces this next Christmas because I want to keep my family safe.
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.
Is online privacy dead? I still think there’s a spark of hope. And surprisingly, it lies in social media usage.
While on vacation to a Caribbean island, Ted Bauman takes another look at the tax benefits of America’s colony.
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.
There’s a tax credit that could substantially lower your tax bill … as well as another bill that’s just as hard to avoid.
Without asking us, Big Data companies harvest, analyze and sell every scrap of data they can glean from our use of their products.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, […]
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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…
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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”?
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…
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…
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.