Kris Karlsson – That Was The Week That Was

November 10, 2015

Hello and Welcome to a slightly belated, and indeed slightly different, “That Was The Week That Was”! In truth, this week’s report

Europe – Here is What the Wealthy are Doing

July 25, 2014

There are essentially three main reasons for using Banks: Storing cash for ease of transacting; Keeping cash safe from theft; Earning interest

British Dual Citizens: How the Government is Spying on You

July 15, 2014

  British citizens can hardly have missed the news of the past few months about the huge administrative mess at the British

The 5 Most Expensive Words in History…

July 12, 2014

J.P. Morgan told us that, “Gold is money, everything else is credit”, a statement that echoes and resonates through time from Aristotle

Can Americans Still Hold Secret Offshore Private Bank Accounts?

June 2, 2014

 “Americans, Former Holders of Swiss Bank Accounts, Receiving Ambulance-Chasing Letters…”   from Peter Macfarlane Can Americans still hold secret offshore private bank

Is Switzerland Still a Safe Haven for Investors?

May 28, 2014

 THE END OF BANKING SECRECY – THE END OF SWITZERLAND? “Switzerland is simply a large, lumpy, solid rock with a thin skin

How To Rescue Your Retirement | Self Direct Your IRA

May 12, 2014

Most traditional IRA custodians like to maintain control and tell you what you can do with your retirement funds. There are two

Ready For More Regulations, Reporting and Compliance? FATCA Is Here.

April 5, 2014

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), the vile U.S. statute that was tucked into the benignly named HIRE Act, is here…leaving individuals

Startup Cities: Better Law and Governance Through Entrepreneurship

March 26, 2014

What are Startup Cities? “Startup Cities compete for citizens by providing high-quality public goods, security, social services, and a fair administration of

IRS: Bitcoin Is Property, Not Currency. New Bitcoin Tax Rules.

March 25, 2014

The IRS has moved to tax Bitcoin, announcing today that Bitcoin is to be taxed as property. Choosing to classify Bitcoin as