How You Can Benefit From an SDIRA

By Georgetown Trust

Happy SDIRA Couple

For many individuals, the prospect of relying on a pension or on Social Security during retirement is worrisome. If you're focused on financial security, and you want to oversee the management of assets that will provide for you in the future, then taking control over your retirement investments is a smart choice.

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Topics: Self-directed IRA

How To Choose The Best Place To Store Your Gold

By David J Drummond

Gold Storage

Gold is one of the first precious metals known to mankind. With its natural beauty and rarity, it has become a symbol of wealth in nearly every culture. So, it’s not surprising that it was used for currency as early as 600 B.C.  And unlike paper currency that varies in worth from country to country, gold retains its value across all countries.

I have written before that owning physical gold is a great alternative to brokerage accounts. Globalization allows you to open brokerage accounts throughout the world, but these days there is greater scrutiny on these accounts if you have any large activity associated with the account.

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Topics: Gold and Silver

Get in the Spirit with the San Pedro, Belize Holiday Toy Drive

By Georgetown Trust

Every Christmas, the generous spirit of the holidays is visible at the Holiday Toy Drive hosted by Living Word Church in San Pedro, Belize. This toy drive is an opportunity for locals and businesses to donate Christmas gifts to the less fortunate children living on the island.

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Topics: Giving Back, Community Support

This is Why the Cayo District in Belize has Great Real Estate Opportunities

By David J Drummond

It’s not unusual for people to visit Belize and fall in love with the country. Sometimes they decide it’s the ideal place to retire.

Among the many wonderful places to visit and live in the nation, people find the Cayo District to be one of the most desirable. This makes it a prime location for real estate opportunities as well as a great place to live.

Here are some essentials that you should know about the Cayo District.

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Topics: Real Estate

The Growing Demand for Teak

By David J Drummond

Demand for teak is on the rise, which is great news for timber investors. It’s a unique opportunity not just because teak is a natural resource, but because it has a steady history of demand and the potential for creating generational wealth.

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Topics: Teak

Have Gold and Silver Within Hand's Reach And Also In No One's Reach - Video Interview

By David J Drummond

Watch David Drummond in an interview with Silver Bullion TV (SBTV) as they discuss the concept of placing gold in a Self-Directed Individual Retirement Account (SDIRA) and the benefits of going international/offshore to diversify wealth in times of economic uncertainty.

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Topics: Gold and Silver

Why Go Offshore – What You Need to Consider

By David J Drummond

Going Offshore

Going offshore is a hot issue of late, but it means different things to different people. Going offshore might be desirable for those who want to retire in a new destination, but it might also refer to banking or corporate preferences.

If you're planning to go international for any reason, stay tuned to find out what that means, what you should know, and the best countries for offshore opportunity.

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Topics: Going Offshore

This is How to Hold Gold and Silver Offshore

By David J Drummond

Gold & Silver InvestingMany are familiar with the history of past governmental confiscation of gold, silver, heirlooms, and jewelry. These types of occurrences spurred holders of such valuables to move them to multiple international locations.

While holding precious metals like gold and silver offshore is not a new concept, it is gaining in popularity. Offshore storage of precious metals such as gold and silver is beneficial for many reasons, one of the biggest being risk mitigation.

Here we’ll take a deeper dive into how, why, and where to store gold and silver both on and offshore.

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Topics: Self-directed IRA, Gold and Silver

What is a Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA)?

By David J Drummond

Self Directed IRA

An IRA, or an individual retirement account, is a common investment vehicle in the United States and around the world. It works by allowing individuals to save up for retirement while enjoying tax-free growth or tax deferment.

However, a traditional IRA doesn't allow you to explore the full range of investment opportunities. With a Self-Directed IRA, you'll have far greater choices available to you.

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Topics: Self-directed IRA, offshore IRAs

Why Belize Ranks in the Top for Offshore Banking

By Luigi Wewege

International Banking with Belize BanksWhen you bring up the idea of offshore banking, it's not unusual to get a dozen different opinions about where the best tax haven is or where banks are most eager to get foreign investors. Look beyond all the noise and you'll find that Belize is consistently chosen by savvy investors for offshore banking.

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Topics: Banking Services