Retirement and Living Overseas for Americans

By: Gordon Long & Doug Casey | Thu, Oct 29, 2015
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The Growing Trend (& Need!)

FRA Co-Founder Gordon T. Long interviews Doug Casey on the different and emerging trends that are taking place in the U.S. Doug is an author, investor and founder of Casey Research.

On trends and changes in the U.S, Doug relates it to a "lush, comfortable and well maintained prison". In his opinion the country is gradually degrading. He points out that the standard of living in other countries is steadily going up unlike before when the standard of living in the U.S was clearly ahead of others.

He agrees with Gordon on the fact that very soon people will be forced to retire outside of the U.S due to the rising health and medical costs. Doug points out this trend will only just increase because for years the current good standard of living being enjoyed by the U.S is a result of the heavy borrowing that has been taking place for years.

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"When you take on debt, you are either mortgaging your future or you are consuming capital that somebody has saved in the past and leant to you to increase your standard of living now, but when you pay the debt you reduce your standard of living by more than that amount because you have to pay interest on it in addition."

He predicts that when interest rates start going back up, things are going to get bad quickly, and he advises people to take precaution now by diversifying both politically and geographically while they can. He also recommends that people should acquire as many gold and silver coins as possible as it would be a great way to conserve capital.

"I don't think in today's high tech world, the government serves a useful purpose. There's nothing that the state does that could not and would not be done better and cheaper and without coercion by the free market."

"If you are the citizen of a country, the government considers you as its property this is why you are better of living in a country where you are not a citizen, and so they treat you as a guest to be cultivated as opposed to a milk cow that has to be milked."

On the issue of people renouncing the U.S citizenship, Doug believes that this trend will simply keep on increasing. He likens this increasing exodus to what happened in the past, when the American predecessors left England in search of greener opportunities. He advises that Americans' who value their freedom should look into getting dual citizenships.

"The quality of medical care is at least as good outside the U.S as it is in the U.S and it is much much less expensive."

Doug believes that the popular belief held by most people, that the medical coverage you get when traveling the world is of a lesser quality as that in the United States is wrong. In his opinion you receive a cheaper and much better service.

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Gordon Long

Author: Gordon Long

Gordon T. Long
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Gordon T. Long

Gordon T. Long has been publically offering his financial and economic writing since 2010, following a career internationally in technology, senior management & investment finance. He brings a unique perspective to macroeconomic analysis because of his broad background, which is not typically found or available to the public.

Mr. Long was a senior group executive with IBM and Motorola for over 20 years. Earlier in his career he was involved in Sales, Marketing & Service of computing and network communications solutions across an extensive array of industries. He subsequently held senior positions, which included: VP & General Manager, Four Phase (Canada); Vice President Operations, Motorola (MISL - Canada); Vice President Engineering & Officer, Motorola (Codex - USA).

After a career with Fortune 500 corporations, he became a senior officer of Cambex, a highly successful high tech start-up and public company (Nasdaq: CBEX), where he spearheaded global expansion as Executive VP & General Manager.

In 1995, he founded the LCM Groupe in Paris, France to specialize in the rapidly emerging Internet Venture Capital and Private Equity industry. A focus in the technology research field of Chaos Theory and Mandelbrot Generators lead in the early 2000's to the development of advanced Technical Analysis and Market Analytics platforms. The LCM Groupe is a recognized source for the most advanced technical analysis techniques employed in market trading pattern recognition.

Mr. Long presently resides in Boston, Massachusetts, continuing the expansion of the LCM Groupe's International Private Equity opportunities in addition to their core financial market trading platforms expertise. is a wholly owned operating unit of the LCM Groupe.

Gordon T. Long is a graduate Engineer, University of Waterloo (Canada) in Thermodynamics-Fluid Mechanics (Aerodynamics). On graduation from an intensive 5 year specialized Co-operative Engineering program he pursued graduate business studies at the prestigious Ivy Business School, University of Western Ontario (Canada) on a Northern & Central Gas Corporation Scholarship. He was subsequently selected to attend advanced one year training with the IBM Corporation in New York prior to starting his career with IBM.

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Doug Casey

Author: Doug Casey

Doug Casey
Casey Research, LLC.

Doug Casey

Doug Casey is a highly respected author, publisher and professional investor who graduated from Georgetown University in 1968.

Doug literally wrote the book on profiting from periods of economic turmoil: his book Crisis Investing spent multiple weeks as #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and became the best-selling financial book of 1980 with 438,640 copies sold; surpassing big-caliber names, like Free to Choose by Milton Friedman, The Real War by Richard Nixon, and Cosmos by Carl Sagan.

Then Doug broke the record with his next book, Strategic Investing, by receiving the largest advance ever paid for a financial book at the time. Interestingly enough, Doug's book The International Man was the most sold book in the history of Rhodesia.

He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David Letterman, Merv Griffin, Charlie Rose, Phil Donahue, Regis Philbin, Maury Povich, NBC News and CNN; and has been the topic of numerous features in periodicals such as Time, Forbes, People, and the Washington Post.

Doug, who divides his time between homes in Aspen, Colorado; Auckland, New Zealand; and Salta, Argentina, has written newsletters and alert services for sophisticated investors for over 28 years. Doug has lived in 10 countries and visited over 175.

In addition to having served as a trustee on the Board of Governors of Washington College and Northwoods University, Doug has been a director and advisor to nine different financial corporations.

Doug is widely respected as one of the preeminent authorities on "rational speculation," especially in the high-potential natural resource sector.

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