Throughout history, people have been trying to increase their wealth while keeping their assets safe. Many people have taken their money offshore to avoid heavy taxes from high income tax brackets through the use of loopholes as it has become a great way to legally keep your assets safe from tyrannical governments and hidden banking regulations. Unfortunately, many people have taken advantage of this, sometimes bending the rules too far as we’ve heard from the news about the Panama papers.
Today, we will look at the benefits of internationalizing your assets legally, and how it will give you a peace of mind that your assets are safe.
Why Would You Want to Go Outside Your Comfort Zone to Internationalize Your Assets?
The establishment for years has been trying to brainwash the public into thinking that offshore platforms are bad. May it be good or bad, people are entitled to keeping their hard-earned money. There is due diligence of course when you have to pay your taxes, but if you can, you should be able to internationalize your assets as a sort of a hedge from legislation the government may or may not have disclosed to you as a citizen of the United States. Here are some of the government’s agendas that are little known to the public:
- Bail-Ins: Thanks to Wall Street Reform and the Consumer Protection Act of 2010 we can now expect something called a “bail-in” the next time the U.S. faces a financial crisis. To get straight to the point if your bank were to go bust here in the U.S., then your bank can raid your checking and savings accounts and use it for to save the bank. You as a customer have no say in the matter as you are just a participant who has given the bank authority over your funds.
- Government Compensation of Retirement Funds: Mind you this has not happened to personal retirement savings yet, but the U.S. government has done to his with federal pension funds back in 2011 when the U.S. Treasury has a debt crisis and dipped into federal retirement funds to tide them over until these funds were fully depleted. Now these federal pensions are a part of the debt ceiling, how convenient. Currently, the U.S. has around 16 trillion dollars in retirement funds, and Congress is licking their chops to get hold of this money. We’re just one executive order away from having our retirement converted into a mandatory U.S. government bonds.
- Negative Interest Rates: Right now, Europe has been flirting with negative interest rates and has been rumored to hit U.S. shores soon enough. So how wonderful will it be when our own banks start charging us interest to access our own money.
Benefits of Internationalizing Your Assets
If you have looked deeper into the Panama papers you can see there were a lot of interesting loopholes and legal benefits that came internationalizing your assets, which include:
- Self-Directed IRA: U.S. IRAs have limitations in what you can invest in as it typically is based on stocks and mutual funds. However, let’s say you wanted to invest in something offshore internationally, or buy physical gold or silver, well this isn’t possible with traditional U.S. IRAs. With a self-directed IRA you can pretty much own anything you want to, including physical gold and silver. You can even own race horses in Dubai if you wanted to. You can purchase real estate abroad as a lot of people can have other residences outside of their home countries that can be purchased with their self-directed IRA.
- Having Total Control over Your Assets: In the U.S., it can take one call from a bureaucrat to the bank, and your money can be frozen, no questions asked. Sometimes these bureaucrats make mistakes, and investigations can tie up your money leaving you nearly bankrupt by the time you get your assets back. With offshore access, you can form a corporation in separate countries that respect your legal rights with due process of law, and the funds will be untouched without a court order in that country.
People have a concept of how insurance works for their homes and vehicles, but have a failed knowledge that if you internationalize your assets, it acts like that same type of insurance to keep your retirement safe from radical regulations the public has little to no knowledge about.
Having your money offshore using a corporation to internationalize your assets is looking better and better. There may have been some bad apples that were exposed in the Panama papers because some of these loopholes, but when used in a positive light it has a lasting impact of how you can hedge your assets.