Andrew received a listener email asking about some of the places you can settle down, raise children, and get citizenship through marriage. Now, let’s be clear, you should not have a sham wedding as that is not only illegal, but it most likely will cause you more stress than it is worth. Getting citizenship through marriage isn’t that common these days, but there are still some countries out there that will let you do it.
[1:40] Andrew reads out loud a listener email about settling down and raising children on this nomad lifestyle.
[4:15] Why stick around and live in a place where you’re actively discriminated against?
[5:00] Don’t have a sham marriage just for the passport.
[7:00] Nomad Capitalist does have a list of countries where you can obtain citizenship via marriage.
[12:10] Being married to an EU citizen definitely has its advantages.
[14:55] There’s nothing wrong with going out there and dating someone from a different culture, especially if you can’t find what you’re looking for at home.
[19:25] When did the travel bug first begin for Brian?
[22:15] Why is Brian still a nomad? What keeps him going?
[24:25] You have to be honest with yourself, and make sure your travel lifestyle meets your needs and comforts.
[25:25] It’s okay if you just want to dip your toe in and test the waters. You don’t need to create a big splash in order to become a nomad.
[26:50] You can travel on your own time. Don’t feel obligated to check off a box you don’t even want to check off in the first place.
[31:00] What’s Brian’s routine? How does he balance travel and work?
[36:30] Brian has four cities — four home bases — he regularly goes to.
[40:50] So many nomads try to get the cheapest price, but cheap doesn’t mean good value. Those who ‘cheap it out’ don’t always have a good quality of life.
[48:05] You will always feel a connection to the place you grew up, but it doesn’t make it home, and there’s no reason to get upset over the crazy things (political or otherwise) that are happening there.
[52:40] You, yourself, have to put in the effort of finding a location that works for you. Andrew cannot do everything.
[55:25] This year’s theme at Nomad Capitalist is home. If you’re ready to find it, contact Andrew and his team!
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Brie Moreau was raised by French hippie parents. He’s traveled all over the world, and had even been to 17 different primary schools when he was a young child. He admits he pretty much grew up in a van. Some parents believe that children need stability and a ‘home’ in order to thrive, but Brie disagrees. Through his own personal life experiences, he was taught how to be self-reliant and to take risks. On today’s episode, Brie discuss what his young nomad life was like, and how it has shaped him for the better.
[1:30] Andrew just got back from a Nomad Capitalist mastermind in Dublin.
[2:45] Check out the Youtube channel to see what you missed from the event.
[3:55] Brie is the love child of two French hippies and has lived all over the world.
[4:35] When did Brie realize he was a nomad?
[6:15] Brie pretty much grew up in a van and never really had a ‘home’.
[7:40] What kind of lessons did Brie learn as a young child and traveling the world?
[8:25] Don’t need children need some ‘roots’?
[11:30] Brie was taught radical self-reliance as well as the ability to say yes and take risks. He’s not afraid to fail.
[15:55] To ask yourself, ‘Where should I live?’ is a tough question.
[21:30] As a French and Australian citizen, how easy has it been for Brie to travel and be a nomad?
[25:00] Would Brie like to become an Indonesian one day?
[31:55] Nomads are going out and creating their own ecosystem. Having a ‘Silicon Valley’ will not just be a U.S. thing. Andrew believes we’ll be seeing big hubs soon.
[34:20] Nomad Capitalist has been receiving a lot of interesting questions lately!
[35:15] Ten years ago, there wasn’t a lot of information about becoming a nomad.
[35:50] Today, there’s too much information and people are getting confused.
[36:20] Andrew has spent over a million dollars trying to find the perfect nomad strategy.
[41:00] When asking too specific questions, it becomes difficult to answer without knowing your whole story. That’s when a real conversation needs to take place. Random strangers shouldn’t be answering these Questions.
[43:35] Want to be your own doctor? Go right ahead.
[46:00] You have to pay for good advice. Free advice can damage you.
[47:55] A lot of people want the end results, but they’re not willing to do those push ups. You gotta get sweaty!
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What’s happening in Vanuatu right now? Well, Andrew is currently visiting to find out. As he talks with various expats on the island, it becomes obvious that the nomad mindset is changing. People who want to live abroad to hide their money are becoming less and less, especially because governments everywhere are making it a lot harder for them to get away with it. Andrew has always been of the mindset that you should do things legally and use the law to your advantage. Running away from it will only cause you more problems in the end.
[1:35] Andrew is in Vanuatu right now talking to the people living there.
[3:00] There’s a lot going on in this country!
[3:35] Vanuatu is a true tax haven. You can live there and not pay tax!
[4:50] There are two different types of expats on Vanuatu.
[7:35] The offshore/nomad world is dramatically changing and regulations are getting stricter.
[9:35] Hiding your money is getting harder, plus it’s also against the law. Don’t break the law!
[11:15] The strategies will change based on what your end goal is. This is why you need to get clear about what your end goal is.
[14:30] What was the spark that made Phil want to become a nomad?
[17:00] Why did Phil choose a career in law?
[20:30] Are you happy chasing the money? Phil wasn’t. So he left the UK and went to Australia.
[26:25] Can you develop the same kind of camaraderie in traditional co-worker/work relationships living as a nomad?
[27:25] How does Phil manage living in a place for two months for work and then saying goodbye?
[29:15] How does Phil define or differentiate between an expat lifestyle vs. nomadic lifestyle?
[31:20] It’s okay to have more than one home base.
[34:45] Phil has noticed that you met surprisingly few people from the U.S., despite the large population.
[36:15] How does Phil manage to work for some big companies like Coca Cola, and not go into their offices?
[39:35] More companies need help bridging the gap and becoming more connected with the world’s up-and-coming markets. There are both positives and negatives to this.
[41:25] As nations begin to grow and adapt bad habits (like using more plastic), can entrepreneurs realistically solve these environmental issues nomadically?
[45:25] Which has a more pro-business mentality? The UK or Australia?
[47:40] How will you create your offshore strategy?
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