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5 Reasons to Migrate for a Freer Future

Every day it becomes clearer that our elite rulers do not have any intention of leaving us alone to live free, peaceful lives. It feels like we are in the midst of constant chaos, doesn’t it? And our governments happily jump from one disaster to the next, each time using people’s fear and panic to their own advantage, which is usually to make us poorer and take more control over our lives.

Whether it’s inflation, a “pandemic”, or climate change, our government is there, waiting to make our lives more miserable in the name of keeping us safe. Anyone who asks questions is gaslit or called names.

Notice increasing taxes are making life more expensive? No, you are mistaken. The government is making life more affordable. What are you, a racist?

Want to speak out against brutal government mandates? Take part in a peaceful protest? You are a threat to democracy and must be punished. Say goodbye to your bank account!

Wouldn’t you just love to float above it all? To go somewhere that enables you to be free? Where the government will just leave you alone? As an Escape Artist reader, I’m sure this sounds particularly enticing to you.

We’ve done many articles before about all the benefits you get from moving abroad, such as better weather, experiencing new cultures, lower cost of living, etc. And those things are all great, for sure. But there are existential threats facing us now in western countries, and it’s important we don’t shy away from identifying what they are. Our very way of life depends on it.

Join me now as I walk you through 5 Reasons to Migrate for a Freer Future.

1.    To protect yourself from totalitarian, lawless governments

5 Reasons to Migrate for a Freer Future

Here in Canada, we are governed by the much-hated Justin Trudeau. He is truly the WORST.

From constant, punishing tax increases to ethics scandals to giving away our money to foreign countries or fake contractors, there is zero accountability from this government. They unilaterally announce unconstitutional legislation such as the recent new methane regulations, without consulting affected parties. Why? Radical green ideology that demands the shutdown of our oil and gas industry, no matter the cost.

People the world over saw the tyranny of our government with the Freedom Convoy of 2022. It was an inspiring, grassroots protest against Covid mandates, and it gave hope to so many Canadians in some of the darkest days we had ever faced. Despite being completely peaceful, what did the government do? They froze funds raised to support the protest. They shut down bank accounts of people who donated to the cause. They trampled protestors with horses.

These are just a couple of recent examples from Canada. Wherever you are, I’m sure your government has been up to some similar shenanigans. The writing is on the wall in the west, and it’s time to start looking at other options, before your home country identifies you as an Enemy of the State.

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2.    To protect yourself from high taxation and economic mismanagement

5 Reasons to Migrate for a Freer Future

I mentioned above about the Canadian government working directly with banks to de-bank people whose views they don’t agree with. But that is just one of the many ways they can screw with your finances. The cards are stacked against you, and they can change the rules of the game whenever they want.

While our government has been on a spending spree since Trudeau was elected, things really went crazy during Covid, when the Bank of Canada created an extra $370 billion for him to flush down the toilet, I mean pump into the economy.

We all knew it was counter-intuitive, yet the Bank of Canada still assured people in 2020 that rates would remain low for the foreseeable future. People were forced to stay at home, businesses shut down, and Canadians took on massive debt to keep themselves afloat.

Obviously, we all know how that turned out. Inflation went crazy due to all the extra dollars they had printed, necessitating massive interest rate hikes starting in 2022. Cost of living is now through the roof as the Bank of Canada tries to bludgeon inflation back down. It has been a total blood bath.

And that is just the cost of living getting more expensive. Don’t forget the rising (forced) Canada Pension Plan contributions most of us will likely never see again, the rising (forced) Employment Insurance premiums they can decide you don’t deserve if you lose your job, and the ever-increasing carbon tax that goes up every year as a punishment for daring to exist within Canada’s borders.

This survey by the Fraser Institute says most Canadians pay 45% of their income in taxes and feel they get very little in return. I definitely agree with them.

Could the government decide to tax you on the equity in your home? On unrealized capital gains? Both of those ideas have already been thrown around. Nothing is off the table. This situation is going to get much worse before it gets better, so figuring out a Plan B to safeguard your wealth is of the utmost importance.

3.    To give your kids options

5 Reasons to Migrate for a Freer Future

It’s about so much more than just where we are at today, though. If you are a parent, you need to look beyond yourself and focus on building a Plan B for your kids. We can see things burning down around us and the most important thing is getting them to safety. That means building the right structures so that they can have a freer future.

After all, as parents our main goal is to prepare our kids for the future, right? And, while that doesn’t mean they should have everything handed to them, it means we need to set them up for success in an unstable world. That could mean wealth stewardship via long-term investments, additional residencies/citizenships, or even moving to a new country. Maybe it means all of those things.

Our kids will be the ones living in this world, long after we are gone. As many generations before us have done, we must be prepared to migrate abroad to preserve their freedoms. Setting our kids up so they have many different options and aren’t tied to any one country is crucial to securing their future.

4.    Diversification

5 Reasons to Migrate for a Freer Future

I will beat the diversification drum all day and night. Not only because I see the theoretical issue with having all your eggs in one basket, but because I have learned through personal experience how disastrous it can be.

By simply diversifying where you invest and what you invest in, you are taking the right steps to protecting your wealth. But, by getting second residencies and citizenships in place and moving abroad, you are taking things a step further and literally migrating towards that freer future you desire. Because true diversification is not just about your investments – it’s about where you spend your time and money, too.

This holistic approach to diversification is crucial, because just as you need to protect your investment portfolio by having a broad range of investments, you need to protect yourself and your family by having a Plan B residency to fall back on. After all, I can’t imagine a worse basket to have all my eggs in than one that is owned by the government. Can you?

By the way, as luck would have it, our December issue of Escape Artist Insiders is focused on Diversification, so make sure you check it out! I’ve read through it and you are definitely going to find some good nuggets of wisdom in there that will help you figure out how you can start diversifying yourself to protect against an uncertain future.

5.    To build confidence and resilience

5 Reasons to Migrate for a Freer Future

Ladies and gentlemen, we are heading into some tough times. You know it, and I know it.

You can be a sitting duck and wait for things to happen to you, or you can start making moves now that will benefit you later. You get to essentially “pick your hard” here. Either direction you choose will have its difficulties and struggles, but the direction you choose will determine if those struggles hurt you or help you.

This is the time to break free from the crowd and chart your own course. Start taking baby steps to build your Plan B, get some wins under your belt, and keep going. This will help you to grow your confidence and, when you make missteps, you will learn from them, grow, and build resilience, too.

As you grow your confidence and resilience, you will feel more and more comfortable going against the grain. You will have a greater strength of self that will enable you to not just think outside the box, but to take action. Even taking small steps at the beginning puts you miles ahead of most people, so I hope all of you reading this are feeling more confident already!

Imagine how great you will feel once you have your Plan B in place, knowing that whatever craziness happens in the world, you and your family will be okay. You will have confidence on a whole other level, one that has real consequence, knowing that all the planning and learning and being called crazy was worth it.

Tough times have a tendency to separate the wheat from the chaff. I think you know which category you want to be in.

Get ready to safeguard your freedoms

5 Reasons to Migrate for a Freer Future

I really wish the western world would reverse course and stop acting so psychotic. I wish I did not have to think about up and moving to a foreign country to escape government overreach and persecution. But for my sake, and for the sake of my kids, I have to plan for the worst. In some ways I wish I could just pack up and move tomorrow but, as I’m sure is the case with many of you, that is just not feasible for my family at the moment.

So we are going to plan like crazy and put the pieces in place that we can right now. It’s a slow burn, to be sure, but when you read news like I did this morning of our government going after cow burps, it just solidifies what needs to be done. That is, setting yourself up to get the hell out of dodge.

Because the government, at this point, poses an existential threat to our very existence, just as they have done all over the world for centuries. It is our generation’s turn to migrate for freedom and start a new life. Our ancestors did it for us, and it’s time we stewarded that freedom forward so that the next generations can enjoy it, too.

Ready to take action? It starts with doing your research and learning what is possible. The December 2023 issue of Escape Artist Insiders magazine is all about Diversification and it is definitely a must-read for anyone who wants to prepare for an uncertain future. Subscribe now to get a copy of this issue and begin working towards your Plan B.

LisaLisa is an aspiring expat from Canada who is working to put together her Plan B with a young family in tow. She is excited to pair her lifelong love of writing with her passion for offshore strategies and outside-the box investments in her weekly articles for Escape Artist readers. Follow this “rebel with a cause” as she walks the path less traveled and shares her experiences along the way.
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