It’s Never Too Late

Hello readers,                 

The countdown to our event is coming to an end. Many are asking if it’s too late to attend. This reminds me of an important lesson…that it’s never too late to do the things on your bucket list. Today, I have gathered some proof that it’s never too late.

If any of this inspires you to enjoy what the planet has to offer, join us for the Escape Artist Conference next month! Time is running out to register. For more information on how Escape Artist can kickstart your journey, read on about the upcoming Escape Artist Conference held this March in Phoenix, Arizona. We now have a venue for the conference! Keep reading for the special announcement!

As always, we want to remind you that Escape Artist is the number-one destination for all of your expat questions. Feel free to explore our website and drop in to ask a question. We love when you ask questions!    

Let’s get into this week’s round-up!  Remember, it’s never too late…

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… To Take a Trip With the Kids

If you had big dreams of taking a great trip but then pushed it off because of your bundles of joy, I’m here to tell you that you didn’t miss your opportunity. Traveling should be fun for the whole family, but it can also bring up many questions about safety and whether there are even activities everyone will enjoy. Here is a list of the most kid-safe cities in the world.

  1. Tel Aviv- While well known for lively nightlife, the beaches of Tel Aviv are filled with ice cream shops, museums, and parks with playgrounds, perfect fun for all ages.
  2. Valencia- This flat city is easily explored via bicycle, the food is great, and the Parque Gulliver is the perfect place for children to play.
  3. Dubrovnik- Families can explore this city’s architecture and history.
  4. Chiang Mai- This location is not only affordable, but it is also home to an incredible food scene.
  5. Cape Town- South Africa has a family-focused culture, with tons of activities for kids entertainment. Many of the local restaurants have outdoor playgrounds for the younger travelers to enjoy while parents get to relax.

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… To Find Love

Looking for a new travel companion? Maybe a life companion? A travel app has added a new feature that allows travelers to get to know each other a little better.

App in the Air is a mobile flight tracking app, airport assistant, and also, now…matchmaker. It can now act as a connective launch pad for passengers on the same flight or in the same airport.

Not only can the app provide real-time updates on flights, TSA wait times, boarding times, and gate changes, but it can also connect travelers by using geolocation. It allows travelers to communicate directly with one another.

So the next time you are on a flight, you may catch the eye of a potential partner. Its initial intentions are for solo travelers to connect, possibly looking for a travel buddy or someone looking to split an Uber into the city, but anything is possible.

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…To Join Us in Phoenix.

Register for the Escape Artist Conference!

Our biggest and most exciting event of the year is coming back! We know that the holidays weren’t an ideal time for some of our readers, so we decided to have another conference this spring! Same speakers, same advice, same life-changing experience!

The 2019 Escape Artist Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix at 122 N Second Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

The 2019 Escape Artist Conference will take place on March 16-17 in Phoenix, Arizona!

The Escape Artist Conference is the only event where you will be able to have one-on-one time with the Escape Artist team, writers, and friends of the site who can teach you all about their experiences living abroad, banking internationally, investing globally, and so much more.

Stop daydreaming about your perfect life abroad…and start living it! After attending this conference, you will have all the information needed to turn your international dreams into reality.

Seat are limited, REGISTER TODAY!

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… To Reach for the Stars

A new lounge just opened in the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, located in Dubai. Located on the 152nd, 153rd, and 154th floors of the building, this is the highest lounge in the world at 575 meters up. That’s 1,886 feet!

Dubbed “The Lounge,” the space is three floors with an outdoor terrace. It is exactly 30 floors higher than the previous highest lounge, located downstairs of the same building.

If you want to join loungers, the schedule includes afternoon teas served from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. and cocktails from 5:30 p.m. Visitors will enjoy daily live music from all over the world.

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Thank you for reading this week’s round-up! If you’re interested in learning what it’s like to become an expat, don’t hesitate to ask some questions. At Escape Artist, we aim to ensure that your travels abroad run as smoothly as they can.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet the experts at the conference this March!

Whether you are planning on living, working, retiring, or investing overseas, Escape Artist can help you every step of the way. Don’t forget to check out the eBook store for the 2018 Expat Tax Guide and our wonderful country guides!  

For more information on what’s going on in the international scene, check out some of this week’s newest articles!

How You Can Reduce Tax By Moving Your Business Offshore

Tax regulations differ from country to country. Depending on which country you’ve made your money in, you will only be liable to pay the taxes based on the tax regulations in that country.  

Basically, once you begin holding your money with a company that exists overseas, it gets treated as wealth that originated in the country in the first place.

The only exceptions to this rule are overseas citizens of the United States. US expats are taxed based on their citizenship; any personal income is taxed according to US tax laws, it doesn’t matter if it’s been earned abroad. Expat Money Show can offer advice on how you can avoid personal income taxes as a US citizen by relocating overseas.

Tax Law Loopholes

It’s possible to avoid tax payments if you understand how tax laws actually work. Tax law ordinances are actually…

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5 Best Countries to Open Offshore Bank Accounts

Offshore accounts are supposed to safeguard your income from any undue tax payments and unnecessary payments that could take a chunk of your savings away. In order to safeguard yourself from avoidable expenses and deadweight tax losses, it’s essential that you know what your offshore account options are.

1. Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands have a reputation for being a tax haven for all people across the globe. In fact, they’ve developed an economic niche for themselves based on the ease with which people can avoid taxes through their bank account there.

In addition to offering very low tax rates, the Cayman Islands have confidentiality clauses that protect the privacy of investors. This client-oriented approach that leads to minimum tax payments and confidentiality makes the Cayman Islands one of the best places to…

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Why Dubai is One of the Best Offshore Havens

Dubai is undoubtedly one of the fastest-growing commercial centers in the entire UAE. Ever since the UAE was ranked 11 on the ease of doing business rankings, the commercial interest in the state has been consistently rising.

Even if we don’t consider its accolades, Dubai has traditionally been one of the safest places to set up financial entities in. The numerous free trade zones that have been established provide a lot of leeway to any businesses that operate in the region. So much so that that Dubai has become a thriving commercial center.

In addition to the advantages that it offers to companies, there are significant major advantages to individuals in the country as well.

Corporate Tax Advantages

Some Precautions

The concessions and advantages that we discuss later only apply to free trade zones and…

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Top Reasons to Use an Offshore Company for Business

Countries around the world have made entire industries out of providing exceptional financial services. These services range from tax protection, financial security and management, as well as privacy protection. Setting up company headquarters in such a country provides business owners with a novel opportunity to enjoy major financial advantages.

Places like Belize, Switzerland, and the Cayman Islands have developed quite the reputation for these reasons. Their entire economies are based on the extensive financial services the bank systems can offer. When looking to set up your company headquarters, some factors you ought to consider are:

1. Lower Tax Burdens and High-Interest Rates

To create these incredibly business-friendly environments, these countries have reduced their tax rates to a bare minimum. The Cayman Islands, in particular, have a minimal tax rate which eliminates much of your tax burdens, leaving more profits behind for you to reinvest into your organization.

One major advantage that these offshore companies present is…

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