The Nomad Capitalist Audio Experience

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Jun 21, 2017

Andrew does a solo show this week on why it’s important to have the right mindset when you’re making some serious and potentially irreversible life choices. Don’t renounce your citizenship out of anger, it will not do you any good. Instead, take a break from it and come back with a different mindset on whether or not your home country can still serve you. From there, you can make the right choices based on your future dreams and goals.


Key Takeaways:

Andrew's Editorial:

[1:55] Why does Andrew talk about mindset so darn much?

[8:25] Andrew knew someone who was really, really into the book, ‘The Secret.’ Andrew personally thinks that book is total bunk, but there are some lessons that can be learned from it.

[11:20] So, why is mindset so important? Because you eventually get rewarded for who you are and how authentic you are.

[16:15] Some listeners wrote to Andrew asking why did he decide to visit the U.S.

[17:15] Andrew hates it when countries issue him a ‘landing card,’ like Singapore and Indonesia.

[19:40] Andrew had been out of the United States for so long that coming back into the country just didn’t feel right.

[21:25] Andrew wondered to himself if he was okay with the idea of being a tourist in his own country.

[29:00] It’s important to do a ‘gut check’ on whether your home country can still provide the things that you want before you give it up for good.

[32:25] Don’t burn your home country’s passport out of frustration and anger.

[36:35] If your home country no longer serves you, it’s okay to go look for another one.

[41:15] Andrew answers some of your listener questions!

[46:45] Please leave a review on iTunes!


Mentioned in This Episode:


Jun 7, 2017

Andrew circles back on this year’s theme of ‘home.’ Andrew is currently in the United States after not being here for over 1,000 days. Although Andrew was born in the U.S., he rarely tells people he’s from there. The U.S. does not feel like home to him anymore. So, when strangers ask him, “Where are you from?” How does Andrew answer this popular question?


Key Takeaways:

Andrew's Editorial:

[2:25] Gasp! Andrew is in the U.S. of A.! It’s been over 1,000 days since Andrew was last here.

[3:50] When you’re constantly on the move and being a nomad, it’s easy to fall into the trap of not having a home.

[7:15] Andrew was born and raised in the U.S., but he never felt comfortable here.

[8:00] Where are you from? Where is your home?

[10:10] It’s okay to choose where you’re from. Where you’re from doesn’t have to be where you’re born anymore.

[12:00] As a nomad, it’s okay to want a home!



[17:25] Singles and the overworked aren’t just the only types of people coming to Bali. Just the other day there was a family meetup.

[20:25] What made David decide to leave the U.S. and move to Bali?

[24:05] David is also a rare earth metals expert.

[28:35] Coming to Bali to find yourself? You might want to take a step back on that.

[31:10] Vacationing all the time gets stale. You need to be a part of something — a community.

[35:40] When you travel, you find out what you really need, and become not so attached to material possessions.

[40:25] David loves being a part of something bigger, and helping his team develop better talents and skillsets.

[45:45] What kind of flags did David plant while he was in Indonesia?

[50:10] Can someone build a $100 million dollar business from Bali, or will they need to go to New York in order to make it?

[52:45] Andrew needs a favor from you. Go to iTunes and please leave a review.


Mentioned in This Episode:


May 26, 2017

Andrew discusses how this year he paid zero U.S. income tax. How did he do it? Well, through the businesses and systems he’s set in place in different countries. It is possible to reduce your taxes through legal means, and no, it’s not an option only the rich have either. If you don’t want to pay so much in tax, then set up a nomad strategy that helps you succeed.


Key Takeaways:


Andrew's Editorial:

[1:35] If you qualify as an expat, you get an extension in your income tax by default.

[1:50] Andrew paid zero on his income tax!

[4:00] However, Andrew has paid tax in 4 other countries this year.

[4:55] Are these tax options only available to the rich? No.

[6:05] Andrew is not a tax dodger. Everything he does is legal.

[7:25] Wanting to pay less tax does not make you a bad person or a tax dodger.



[10:25] Why did Ben decide to become an entrepreneur?

[12:00] When Ben got two clients for his company, he left the U.S. and went to Mexico.

[16:20] Ben had no plan B when he decided to take his business seriously.

[24:25] Ben met a woman shortly after he touched down in Mexico. How did the relationship progress beyond the honeymoon phase?

[29:30] When Ben went to Vancouver with his girlfriend, he ended up getting addicted to heroin.

[33:55] You can get into trouble anywhere in the world. You’ll never escape it.

[38:35] Being an addict and an entrepreneur who travels certainty has its challenges.

[39:25] There is no running away from yourself.

[40:10] We can change the location, but we can not change the person we are when we arrive at the location.

[44:10] If you’re struggling with your own demons, stop wearing a mask, and start being honest with people.


Mentioned in This Episode:


Nomad Passport Index


May 17, 2017

Andrew discusses the possibility of keeping your onshore options open. This year’s Nomad Capitalist theme is home, and so consider the possibility of picking a country and planting a home base, where you are able to get your residency and pay tax. No-tax countries are becoming harder to find, and it’s only a matter of time before they go completely extinct. Weigh both options of traveling without a home base vs. traveling with a home base, and you might find that your onshore options actually open more doors for you.


Key Takeaways:

Andrew's Editorial:

[2:10] We all know about offshore asset location, but what about onshore strategies?

[4:55] Andrew is in love with Montenegro.

[8:20] Low-tax options across the world are becoming fewer and fewer.

[9:30] Sometimes paying 5-10% in tax is more worth than paying 0%.

[10:45] The best time to act is today.

[11:55] Instead of being a nomad, consider the onshore option and hit several birds with one stone. No-tax options are becoming far and few between.



[17:20] Why did Chris become an entrepreneur?

[21:00] Is teaching English a good way to ‘dip the toe’ into the nomad lifestyle?

[32:00] Chris discusses how he met his wife. He ended up meeting her in South Korea on an online dating site!

[42:40] What’s the difference between South Korea and Thailand?

[50:25] When you’re on dating sites or even dating in general, make your intentions clear!

[52:30] Chris had tried dating local women, but found out their goals were much different than his goals.


Mentioned in This Episode:


Nomad Passport Index

May 10, 2017

Andrew received some great feedback on last week’s solo episode discussing and debunking common tax and banking myths. However, one of the things he’s noticed is that some of you don’t feel comfortable sharing these nomad stories because your friends will not understand this lifestyle.

Well, Andrew believes it’s important to get these messages out there, so that it becomes more acceptable in your social circle to branch out and start businesses outside of your home town. In fact, 14 years ago, a location-independent business didn’t even exist. Now, everyone knows what that is and is okay about it!


Key Takeaways:

Andrew's Editorial:

[2:00] Thank you for the feedback on last week’s show!

[2:15] Want to support the show? Rate us on iTunes and spread the word!

[3:55] Do you feel like none of your friends really get this nomad lifestyle?

[6:25] Beware, the offshore world is going to get tricker, even when using legal strategies the way Andrew does.

[7:55] When Andrew first started 14 years ago, running a location-independent business wasn’t even a thing. Today, more people understand what that means.

[9:15] Want your friends to finally ‘get it’? Then tell them about it! Keep talking about it so it becomes normal.



[12:25] Why did Tim become an entrepreneur? How did he get started?

[14:55] Tim had to manage a full time job while starting his side hustle. How did he balance being an entrepreneur and employee at the same time?

[20:10] Bank doesn’t accept the kind of business you’re running? Don’t lie about it! Honest is really the best policy.

[26:30] Does Tim regret not being an EU citizen? He could have gotten a Dutch passport.

[33:25] Has Tim experienced any resentment for being a nomad?

[36:00] What is Tim’s business about?

[44:25] What are Tim’s thoughts on Taiwan? What kind of opportunities exist for foreigners over there?

[49:20] What’s next for Tim?


Andrew's Editorial:

[51:40] When Andrew first decided to become a nomad, he was very much like Tim. He tries to consume as much information on the subject as possible.

[52:15] Don’t listen to an arm-chair expat. Find the experts and seek out their advice.

[55:25] Believe the sky’s falling? That’s your deal. Find someone who believes what you believe. Want to have multiple businesses offshore? Again, get the expert that aligns with your views and goals.

[57:40] When it comes to becoming a nomad, pick your message and go from there.


Mentioned in This Episode:


Nomad Passport Index

Tim on LinkedIn

May 3, 2017

Andrew has not gotten Bill O’Reilly-ed! He’s been traveling Asia, and took some time out from hosting the show to get an on-the-ground perspective of what’s happening in banks in Hong Kong. Hong Kong banks are getting more and more hostile towards business owners, but if you’ve been following Andrew for some time, you’d know that is something he’s predicted since 2013!


Key Takeaways:


Andrew's Editorial:

[1:55] Andrew will be doing a solo show today!

[3:35] Andrew finally closed his HSBC account.

[6:45] Is Hong Kong still a place to go?

[12:35] Be wary of people who give you answers to your problems without actually meeting you.

[15:45] One of the compliance employees at HSBC couldn’t even get a HSBC bank account for his side business.

[17:15] Andrew doesn’t have any secret powers. He learns by doing. Yes, by going out there and actually trying to set up bank accounts!

[21:20] Andrew saw problems arising with Hong Kong and their banking years ago. He first wrote about the issues in 2013!

[25:05] What are Andrew’s thoughts on China vs. India?

[31:45] A mayor in Sweden wants to give employees an hour work break for sex. But, what kind of great companies come out of Sweden? This is why Asia runs laps around places like Sweden. They want to work hard.

[40:10] It took one guest on the show three years to get rejected for residency in Costa Rica. Three years!

[43:25] Create a clear plan and strategy over where you want your life to go. When you have a clear plan in place, and say, Hong Kong banks try to screw you over, you are already miles away and not dealing with it!


Mentioned in This Episode:


Nomad Passport Index

Apr 12, 2017

Andrew is currently in Mongolia, and shares his thoughts on where he sees the country going in the next couple of years. Andrew believes if you’re an already established entrepreneur who’s gotten your tax and second passports taken care of, then yes, come check out Mongolia for fun. However, if you’re looking for a new home, a more free lifestyle, then you might want to wait on taking Mongolia seriously.


Key Takeaways:

Andrew's Editorial:

[2:25] Andrew is currently in Mongolia.

[4:30] Andrew believes there’s a lot of potential in certain African countries right now, but has not traveled to there just quite yet.

[6:40] What are some of the benefits to living/working in Mongolia?

[8:25] As of right now, Mongolia is an interesting place to watch.

[10:15] If you’re trying to invest, Andrew is not quite convinced Mongolia is the place for that, just yet.



[12:20] Where did it all start for Matthew?

[14:25] What did Matthew learn from his entrepreneurial parents?

[19:35] Nomad entrepreneurs are able to have very unstructured lives, but how does that affect the overall cultural view of entrepreneurs?

[23:25] Is this nomad/work from anywhere lifestyle too flashy, too markety?

[29:25] Coworking spaces are excellent networking opportunities.

[30:25] Matthew is loving Georgia right now. The talent out there is amazing!

[32:15] What advice does Matthew have for those on the fence about Georgia?

[36:30] Matthew believes in the next five-ten years Georgia will be the next Berlin or London.

[43:25] These up and coming countries just feel more open and welcoming to foreigners, and when you look at the numbers, it makes those sentiments even more real.

[46:20] What’s been Matthew’s experience with working in Hong Kong?


Mentioned in This Episode:


Nomad Passport Index

Matthew on LinkedIn

Apr 5, 2017

Ashley Dymock is the author of World Schooling, a book on how to keep your nomadic lifestyle when you’re ready for the next phase of your life and to have kids. Many people feel like they should give up their lifestyle and settle down somewhere. Well, Ashley says no! You have other options! Find out how you can live a nomadic lifestyle with children, on this week’s episode.


Key Takeaways:

Andrew's Editorial:

[2:05] It’s always easy to tell who’s taking action, and who’s sitting on the sidelines.

[3:00] Every year, Andrew is learning new things, and what’s working/not working.

[4:50] When you’re seeking out help, keep this in mind: Moving forward generates mastery.

[5:35] Get your taxes taken care of, build the freedom lifestyle you want, and then invest your income.



[7:25] How can people be a perpetual traveler with a child?

[9:00] What’s the biggest thing Ashley learned from writing the World Schooling book?

[10:10] There are thousands of people educating their children while traveling!

[12:10] You can design your life the way that you want.

[13:00] Take a step back — what’s the purpose of the education system? Can they do a better job than you?

[16:25] When did the traveling start for Ashley?

[21:25] What does it really mean to be a nomad?

[24:25] What’s the best way to approach world schooling?

[28:10] Ashley has been robbed 4 times, but you know, life goes on!

[30:55] Children can help open doors for citizenship as well.

[35:00] Can unschooling your children really be the best option for them?

[41:35] The traditional education system is not preparing our sons and daughters for ‘real life.’

[47:55] What do children really need to ‘know’?

[51:00] There’s no template for how you should teach your children.


Mentioned in This Episode:


Nomad Passport Index

Mar 29, 2017

With recent news coming out that the EU wants to restrict visa-free travel for Americans, Andrew retouches on a topic he spoke about last week — second passports. Don’t let your ego get in the way of a second passport from a ‘lesser’ country. The reality is that those ‘first world passports’ are hard to come by and require an extensive investment on your time. However, there are plenty of fantastic T and B tier passport for a good value, if you’re willing to take ego out of it.


Key Takeaways:

Andrew's Editorial:

[1:55] It’s up to you to decide whether or not you need an additional passport.

[3:00] How likely is it to happen that Americans will lose their visa-free travel to Europe?

[5:00] Ha! Moldova citizenship. Good luck living in your mud hut (as some would say).

[6:15] Colombia ain’t a bad place to be, frankly.

[7:05] Having an EU passport is where it’s at. You can stay busy for the rest of your life in Europe.

[9:10] Georgia and Montenegro are some of the friendliest places on earth to investors.

[10:05] Want a second passport? Have an open mind. Getting a canadian passport is hard!

[10:45] Don’t let your ego get in the way of being a Dominican, for example.



[11:55] Last time Andrew spoke to Reid, he was big on Cambodia and loves Asia. What things have changed in the last couple of years?

[12:50] Why Asia? How did Reid get started in all of this?

[15:15] How has the acting industry changed when Reid was a kid and part of the Screen Actors Guild?

[19:20] There’s not enough demand to meet up with the supply of readily-available actors.

[22:05] Reid has learned a lot of relevant life lesson from being a child actor.

[26:45] Child actors = Chick magnet ... right?

[29:25] How did Reid grow his wealth?

[34:50] Andrew believes it’s important to invest wisely. Who knows what Amazon stock will do tomorrow? Diversify your assets!

[35:25] A lot of financial institutions will acquaint risk with volatility. Risk and volatility are two very different things!

[39:25] Reid moved to Thailand at the age of 18 to attend university.

[42:35] Why is Reid in Bangkok?

[45:05] Does the average person want to live in Cambodia?

[47:45] Foreigners love Bangkok because it has become a little slice of America, so to speak.

[49:15] How possible is to become a Cambodian citizen?

[50:45] Be aware of the scam passports.

[52:30] Why is Cambodia number one for investors/foreigners?

[54:25] Cambodia doesn’t have a McDonald’s, but they do have a Starbucks.


Mentioned in This Episode:


Nomad Passport Index

Mar 22, 2017

Andrew predicts things are going to get harder for non-U.S citizens located in many Western countries. It’s a fact that’s not being talked about a lot, but many Western countries are going broke and that tends to mean more taxation on their citizens. So if you’re not a U.S. citizen, and think you might be in the clear, you may want to think again, and work towards getting that backup plan.


Key Takeaways:

Andrew's Editorial:

[2:00] Do I really need a second passport?

[3:20] Not a U.S. citizen, do I still need another passport?

[3:50] As U.S. citizens have FACTA, the rest of the world has information sharing between 101 countries.

[5:45] Other countries may be working to adopt more stricter tax policies like the U.S.

[7:35] Andrew believes countries will be making it difficult for you to leave.

[8:35] Not a U.S. citizen? High taxation won’t happen to you? You’d be surprised.

[9:00] Western governments are broke! They want your money!

[9:45] Tune in next week to find out which are the fastest growing passports out there!



[11:10] How did Jack become a poker player?

[13:25] What was Jack’s goal for getting into business?

[20:00] The probability of being a successful poker player can be pretty low — what made Jack decide to keep pushing through?

[21:55] Are there a lot of people out there trying to get into the game, but just don’t have ‘it’?

[25:00] The UK is much more open to gambling than the U.S. is.

[26:35] The UK still considers you unemployed if you’re a ‘gambler.’

[27:35] Jack is located in Malta because it helps keep him focused.

[32:30] We often build up a mental block on ‘what it’ll be like,’ and it can freeze us right in our tracks.

[37:05] How does setting up a base and then traveling a bit outside of Malta work out for Jack?

[43:30] How does Jack go into ‘work mode’ when exploring a new country?

[44:50] Start with the end in mind.

[48:25] Will Jack ever be the next Dan Bilzerian of the poker world?

[54:10] How does going from a bigger island (UK) to a smaller island (Malta) feel?


Mentioned in This Episode:


Jack on Youtube

Jack’s Skype: Hot-Pepper-Sinclair


Mar 15, 2017

Andrew has a lot of things in the works, a couple of those being books! Also, the one thing you must check out is the Nomad Passport Index (link in the show notes) that you can download for free. Andrew was recently in Baku, Azerbaijan, and met a man who quoted Yoda, “Do or do not, there is no try.” This is a great reminder for nomads who may feel ‘stuck’ in their circumstances. Either you do it, or you don’t. The choice is yours.


Key Takeaways:


Andrew's Editorial:

[1:25] Andrew admits he’s not very good at fanfare — launching something with a bang.

[2:10] So, here’s a list of fun and interesting things you can look forward to at The Nomad Capitalist.

[6:00] Remember, you either doing or you’re not doing.

[7:10] Andrew has noticed something while traveling. Many cultures don’t try to sell you on something. This item or service not for you? Ok, good luck!

[8:55] Remember, your reasons for not doing something are BS. Do or do not, there is no try.

[9:45] Fleeing from the law? Andrew is not for you!



[11:25] Why did Paul decide to become an entrepreneur?

[20:00] Paul realized the moment he started saying ‘no,’ his business grew.

[27:35] Why did Paul moved from the UK to Canada?

[35:55] Paul likes being an outsider looking into foreign culture.

[37:50] Will Paul ever go back to the UK?

[44:40] What is the one thing Paul sees nomads getting wrong, when it comes to getting leads?


Mentioned in This Episode:


Nomad Passport Index

Mar 2, 2017

Andrew discovered an article from The Guardian discussing how many of the software engineers in Silicon Valley are barely scraping by, despite making over six figures a year. Sometimes, you have to look outside, and attempt to break out of the system you’re in, in order to live a better-quality life. The good news is that people like Andrew and The Nomad Capitalist are here to help, if you want it.


Key Takeaways:


Andrew's Editorial:

[1:05] According to The Guardian, 6-figure-earning software engineers are barely scraping by in Silicon Valley.

[2:05] $160,000 a year is a terrible salary, according to one engineer.

[3:15] Everybody has different requirements and opinions on what a ‘good’ salary is.

[3:25] How much of that money is going to the state of California?

[5:15] Here’s a guy in Silicon Valley who feels like he doesn’t have options.

[6:45] This is what happens when you’re someone who doesn’t look for ways to break out of the system.

[7:30] Andrew and his team are here to break down the barriers.

[9:25] Isn’t it interesting how taxes are priced just right where everyone ends up at the end of the month with zero?

[10:05] There is an alternative, if that’s what you want!



[11:25] Nathan is an expert in equity crowdfunding.

[12:55] How did Nathan get started?

[14:45] Why did Nathan leave investment banking?

[19:50] After Nathan quit his job, he did about 6 months of traveling around.

[23:05] Is there a place for everyone outside of the home country?

[25:45] Starting a business in Southeast Asia sounds great, but you’re the only one who will know whether it’s a good match for you or not.

[30:15] What kind of investor is a good fit for equity crowdfunding?

[35:35] How do companies know whether or not they’re a good fit?

[40:10] Equity crowdfunding is just another option that you can look into.

[45:25] Having a clear picture of what you want, will help you narrow down your options.

[48:25] You have to do pursue this nomadic lifestyle/business for the right reasons.

[53:45] As long as you know what you want, the things you need to do to get there are very easy to access.


Mentioned in This Episode:


Nathan on LinkedIn

Feb 22, 2017

Andrew is currently listening to an audio book by Bernard Roth called Achievement Habit. In the book, they talk about why your ‘reasons are BS’. Andrew agrees. Whatever might be holding you back right now to live the life of your dreams is BS! Don’t get sucked up in the excuses.


Key Takeaways:

Andrew's Editorial:

[1:35] Andrew is currently listening to a book called Achievement Habit, by
Bernard Roth.

[2:40] The reasons that are holding you back are BS.

[4:00] Lots of opportunities in the real estate business.

[5:50] Invest in something stable. Invest in what you understand.

[7:20] Avoid the American real estate companies, because they bank on rich investors!

[8:20] Andrew knows some great guys who run a property management company in Cambodia.



[10:00] Corey refuses to buy works!

[11:00] Who is Corey?

[13:55] Was Corey ever afraid he was going to get sucked into the corporate machine when he took a job in Costa Rica?

[15:40] Central America’s culture is just a lot slower pace compared to everywhere else.

[19:00] How did Corey transition from the paradise job to entrepreneur?

[24:35] After being fired from his job in Costa Rica, Corey did not want to return to Canada.

[27:55] Costa Rica can make you lazy. You can quickly become that fat dude sitting at the beach bar.

[29:55] You have to challenge yourself by traveling elsewhere for periods of time, because Costa Rica moves slow.

[30:55] Corey is currently in Canada right now and he recently went out and bought two winter jackets — something he hasn’t done in 10 years.

[36:00] Why did Corey decide to create Podfly?

[40:55] Corey talks about applying for Costa Rican residency.

[46:00] Does Corey plan to stay in Costa Rica forever?

[51:00] Nobody cares where in the world you’re based out of nowadays.


Mentioned in This Episode:


Achievement Habit, by Bernard Roth


Feb 15, 2017

Andrew is currently in India, but he took a week off last week to visit and enjoy Cambodia. On this week’s quick introduction, Andrew explains why he loves Cambodia, and does a quick comparison between Cambodia and India. What can you expect when you visit Cambodia vs. India? Find out today!


Key Takeaways:


Andrew's Editorial:

[1:35] Andrew is currently in India.

[2:35] For the first time ever, Andrew saw a guy  who could not open a bank account in Singapore.

[3:00] Knowing where you are being treated best is important!

[3:30] Andrew does a comparison between Cambodia and India.

[4:00] Anybody can get a visa for Cambodia!

[5:30] Cambodia isn’t perfect, but it’s riddled with opportunity.

[6:05] The visa process in India is awful.

[7:50] Both Indonesia and Vietnam aren’t the best places to invest in right now, but they’re moving in the right direction.

[10:35] Looking at the visa process gives you a good idea about where the country is headed.



[12:05] Yasmine discusses how to pronounce her last name!

[13:30] Why did Yasmine want to leave Sweden?

[16:50] As a nomad, has a higher dating bar been set before Yasmine has traveled to so many different countries?

[21:25] How does Yasmine define what an obsessive traveller means?

[24:40] Always on the go, always traveling, is a bit scary for most people.

[28:50] London rent is expensive!

[34:00] What kinds of projects is Yasmine looking forward to starting?

[36:35] The ‘digital nomad’ scene is exploding right now. Although Yasmine has been one for many years, it wasn’t until recently that she discovered the term, ‘digital nomad’.

[38:20] Is it true that the Swedish love paying taxes?

[40:25] There are always positives and negatives to any country, and Sweden is no different.

[44:40] Andrew believes Kuala Lumpur is the best city in Southeast Asia.

[48:35] What does Yasmine mean by, ‘Traveling was never about the money.’

[50:55] Traveling has helped Yasmine determine where she wants to plant a base for her company.

[54:35] Capetown seems to be a great place, except for the internet.

[57:45] If you don’t take the first step, you’ll never know what you don’t know.

[59:35] Yasmine’s next focus will be in Africa!


Mentioned in This Episode:


Yasmine on LinkedIn

Feb 1, 2017

Lots of crazy things happening with President Trump. As people looking for alternative options, Andrew cautions that you never want to try and hide your money from the government. That’s NOT the way you want to approach things. You want to solve the conflict you have, legally, before going where you’re treated best.


Key Takeaways:

Andrew's Editorial:

[2:40] Just go out there and do it!

[2:55] Resolve the conflict with any problem you’re facing first.

[5:45] There are legal ways to resolve the conflict without having the government run after you!



[7:40] Drew is a travel blogger, and has been to nearly all of the Asian countries.

[9:05] Why did Drew decide to become a travel blogger?

[10:15] Why was Drew inspired by Prague?

[13:20] For reference, Drew made about $2,000 a month teaching English in South Korea, while he was growing his blog.

[19:40] Can you really start a travel blog in 2017, and make money off of it?

[22:10] When it comes to hiring writers, how does Drew find good talent?

[24:35] As a U.S. citizen, how has traveling to places like North Korea affected him?

[28:35] What tips or advice does Drew have for someone looking to start a travel blog?

[30:40] What kinds of challenges has Drew faced?

[34:00] Drew really likes the Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card. It gives the best travel rewards.

[37:30] Drew loves the food in Hanoi, Vietnam.

[40:35] It’s easier than ever to get a visa to Vietnam.

[44:35] Andrew avoids AirBnB, but Drew loves it.

[46:00] What advice does Drew have for those who already have established businesses, but would like to travel more?

[48:45] Have questions? Feel free to reach out to Drew!


Mentioned in This Episode:



Jan 26, 2017

Andrew continues the Nomad Capitalist’s theme of finding and discovering your ‘home,’ in this week’s introduction. He says if you’re stuck in the same routine every day, you’re never going to get your own questions answered about whether the nomad lifestyle is for you. By doing, by exploring, and by seeing, you’ll find out where home truly feels for you.


Key Takeaways:

Andrew's Editorial:

[2:15] Andrew talks about one of his team members who is trying to get a Mexican citizenship.

[4:00] She feels at home when she’s in Mexico, which is why she’s now going after the citizenship.

[4:50] You answer your own questions whether being a Nomad is right for you when you actually start traveling and trying new things.



[7:20] Nick’s business was born out of necessity.

[8:55] How did Nick meet his wife?

[11:25] What kind of places should Nomads go to visit?

[15:00] Currently, Nick is exploring the idea of how to help companies manage their remote employees.

[17:15] Nick and his wife are looking at a ‘slow travel’ model, where they settle down in their target country, and learn a bit of the language.

[19:00] Do you have to be in a depressing country in order to get any ‘real work’ done?

[21:00] How can nomads connect more effectively with the locals?

[22:45] Traveling is about making deep human connections.

[26:40] How do remote workers affect companies and their policies?

[29:40] Not everybody will want to travel outside of their country, but nearly everyone wants to work from home.

[34:20] Is this model sustainable for non-U.S. citizens?

[37:50] Nick has not tried to bank in any of these nomad countries just yet.

[41:15] Do your homework and plan ahead.

[44:35] Nick shares some stories about what it was like working for the United Nations.


Mentioned in This Episode:


Jan 18, 2017

In Andrew’s introduction, he discusses the true meaning of a nomad. A nomad is someone who goes where they're treated best, but this does not mean that they leave their tax woes behind them. Governments are becoming more and more connected, and are going after nomads who did not get all their tax ducks in a row. Be careful and do things the right, and legal, way!


Key Takeaways:

Andrew's Editorial:

[2:00] Andrew met a guy from Sweden who was paying 58% tax.

[2:40] Some nomads didn't think about their taxes when they went overseas, and now the government is going after them.

[3:40] Nomads should constantly be seeking where they're treated best.

[5:35] Get your tax ducks in a row.



[6:40] When did Aaron's entrepreneurial career start?

[12:20] Aaron didn't want to work 80 hours a week working for someone else.

[16:25] How does Aaron feel about startups beginning from a minimal budget?

[17:30] When you keep delaying a project idea, no matter how 'not ready' it is, you'll begin to lose momentum and interest.

[20:30] Andrew says about 87% of the Nomad Capitalist audience are guys, so he needs to speak to 'guys.'

[22:20] Aaron talks about his business, RoomChecking.

[28:15] Why did Aaron move to Paris?

[31:15] Was it difficult for Aaron to convince his girlfriend to move to Paris with him?

[33:30] Avoid the tourist traps in Paris at all costs. They have awful food there!

[36:30] What have been some of the biggest benefits of moving to Paris?

[41:00] Aaron compares American cultures vs. French culture.

[49:20] The French (Europeans in general) seem to love, love paperwork.

[52:00] The EU has high tax just like the U.S., but at the very least the U.S. makes it easy to pay that tax.

[52:25] Are you looking to move or get a passport from a high tax country? Andrew weighs in.


Mentioned in This Episode:


The Nomad Tax Trap

Jan 11, 2017

There are a lot of coaches out there that claim they’re making 6-figures, but those numbers can lie. In this week’s introduction, Andrew warns others to be bit wary of those ‘gurus’ out there, claiming quick financial success. Anybody can be a coach, so it’s important to find one who is A) a good teacher, and B) someone who will empower you to take action.


Key Takeaways:

Andrew's Editorial:

[2:25] There are a lot of fakes out there.

[3:40] Teaching is one thing, empowering is another thing.

[3:50] Andrew wants to empower you to do better!

[5:10] Who can teach, and who can empower? You need to find someone who can do both.



[6:15] How did Jenna get into web and writing consulting for writers?

[8:15] Jenna has helped people with their writing projects for over 20 years.

[9:00] When did Jenna realize she could make a business out of helping others with their writing?

[10:15] Europe is a lot cheaper than L.A., where Jenna was living at the time.

[11:45] Have a mini nest egg, and then jump into it! She wished she had left her corporate job sooner.

[12:40] How did Jenna save money? She downsized.

[15:30] Jenna wished she had done her own research about Europe as opposed to listening to everyone else tell her how expensive Europe was (it wasn’t).

[19:15] Time is our most valuable asset. Your mental state and your time cannot be replaced.

[21:45] What are some of the benefits of being a solopreneur?

[26:45] The more things you own, the more you’re owned by things.

[27:00] What countries in Europe does Jenna suggest nomads should go to, or check out?

[32:15] Jenna doesn’t miss winters, but she did miss how the seasons changed, which is not something you typically get in California.

[33:55] Will Jenna be exploring Eastern Europe anytime soon?

[35:40] What kind of experiences has Jenna had with renting out her vacant properties on AirBnB?

[41:15] It’s so, so important to have a good network of troubleshooters who can get stuff done while you’re away.


Mentioned in This Episode:


Jan 4, 2017

Andrew is back after the holiday break, and is excited to introduce to you this year’s theme for Nomad Capitalist. We all want purpose in life, but more importantly, we want a place where we can fit in and call that place home. You might be born in a country, and feel like a complete stranger in it. It’s Andrew’s mission for this year to help you find a place where you can kick your feet up and call it home.


Key Takeaways:

Andrew's Editorial:

[1:25] Nomad Capitalist is doing things a bit differently this year.

[2:15] What’s this year’s theme?

[2:55] Last year’s theme was about abundance.

[4:15] What many of Andrew’s clients are looking for is a sense of purpose.

[5:45] There will be talks in the future about the charitable initiatives Nomad Capitalist will be doing.

[6:25] Andrew could have had a bigger impact on various communities, if he had spent his money wisely.

[7:35] How can you use your money in a more optimal way, to create more freedom and purpose for yourself?

[9:00] Fitting in somewhere is so important to us.

[14:45] Home is something that we all want.

[17:35] Let’s get started!



[19:10] Why did Jeannette want to become an entrepreneur?

[20:55] It took Jeannette eight years to officially make the jump.

[23:35] What advice would Jeannette give to someone who’s under 20?

[25:15] What was Jeannette’s job like?

[29:45] As an entrepreneur, everything is on you.

[30:55] What was Jeannette’s aha moment?

[35:35] As Jeannette racks up more mileage, and explores new countries, does the concept of a ‘Walmart’ become more and more foreign?

[41:25] Despite working less hours, the French are the most productive.

[45:25] What kinds of flags has Jeannette been planting?

[48:55] Set up your company early on.

[51:00] Accouting is the number one thing you should focus on in the beginning. It’s not sexy, but it’s a must!

[52:15] Why is Jeannette located in Lisbon right now?

[55:20] What kind of challenges has Jeannette faced?

[1:01:05] What have been some of the positive and negative things Jeannette has found when it comes to dating platforms?

[1:06:15] Which country has Jeannette been to where the locals were the nicest/hottest guys?

[1:09:45] Learn ten phrases wherever you go.

[1:10:55] How do you say ‘Netflix and Chill’ in Swedish?


Mentioned in This Episode:



Dec 21, 2016

As the year comes to an end, Andrew appears for a solo show, to discuss some of the main lessons he’s learned in 2016. In total, he has had four big lessons he’d like to share with his audience today. If you’re like him, and see inspiration everywhere you go, the most important thing you can do is write down your thoughts on a piece of paper, and determine which path makes the most sense for your next year goals and desires.


Key Takeaways:

Andrew's Editorial:

[1:35] There’s no guest today, but Andrew has four important lessons he’s learned throughout 2016, as this year slowly winds down.

[4:50] If you’re someone who has lots of ideas, it’s important to sit down and figure out the agenda for the next year.

[7:30] The dreams and desires that you want today, aren’t going to happen overnight. Start now.

[9:25] There’s just something magical about writing your goals down on a pen and paper, not a computer.

[13:25] Lesson one: This year’s theme was abundance.

[14:45] Andrew is not here to convince you.

[14:55] If you’re happy with one passport, and paying taxes, then perhaps you don’t need Andrew and his services.

[17:30] Andrew is not going to host any more conferences for the public.

[18:55] Andrew wishes he had an abundance mindset earlier on in his entrepreneurial career.

[22:45] Focus on the value that you’ll get for that high-ticket price. Don’t focus on just the expense.

[23:05] Lesson two: Work towards the end principle.

[23:40] When you work backwards, you eliminate the ‘shiny object syndrome’.

[27:20] If you have to, fill the bad stuff with good stuff. If not, the bad stuff will just come back!

[30:25] Lesson three: Trust.

[31:10] How do you know you can trust this merchant/supplier/etc?

[34:40] Andrew is your guinea pig.

[35:35] Andrew realizes that he didn’t want to trust people.

[37:20] Having trust in the right people is the right thing to do. It will save you time!

[38:05] What are you doing in your life that is holding you back from trust?

[39:55] Lesson four: Are you happy?

[43:55] You have to run towards what you want.

[47:15] If you don’t want to chase shiny objects, then don’t listen to someone who only sells shiny objects.


Mentioned in This Episode:



Dec 16, 2016

It seems everyone in the U.S. is worried about fake news, but there is something much more sinister going on, and that’s censored news. Andrew recently experienced this when the Huffington Post decided to feature him in an article, and it subsequently got taken down within hours of it being posted. Yes, it’s unfortunate Andrew got banned for presenting an alternative way of living, but actions like these lead curious people down the wrong, and often unethical, path.


Key Takeaways:

Andrew's Editorial:

[1:40] Let’s talk about the fake news that’s been circulating around lately.

[2:20] We can’t have any fake news…

[4:25] Andrew explains what recently happened to him and his company.

[6:40] Andrew was featured in the Huffington Post … and then they removed the article.

[11:35] Just as fake news is prominent, censored news is too.

[13:05] The lack of good resources and information leads people down sketchy roads.

[13:40] You can find the legal way to do it. You can find the moral way to do it!!!

[18:50] Email Andrew your thoughts!



[22:15] Why did Andrei become an entrepreneur?

[29:00] Andrei talks about the process to get Canadian citizenship.

[32:50] Why is Russia simpler than Canada?

[36:10] What has Andrei been able to achieve in Canada that he couldn’t do in his home country?

[37:40] What challenges has Andrei faced while living in Canada?

[40:05] How did Andrei convince his wife to leave Russia?


The Lightning Round:

[41:50] One business — Uber.

[42:55] One country — NA.

[44:05] One book — Rich Dad Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki.

[44:40] One tool — PhraseExpress.


Listener Question:

[46:40] Which country caused Andrew to have the biggest failure?

[48:15] There’s no such thing as ‘failure’. It’s a mindset thing.

[51:55] However, with that being said, failure happens when you’re confused and have too much going on.

[53:45] You either succeed or you learn.


Mentioned in This Episode:


Andrew Banned from Huffington Post

Rich Dad Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki

E-Myth, by Michael Gerber

Built to Sell, by John Warrillow

Dec 9, 2016

Young nomads who hope to have children one day are concerned about the kind of life they’d have to have in order to properly raise them. Andrew’s motto at the Nomad Capitalist is, “Go where you’re treated best.” and this saying doesn’t change when you have kids. Why go back to your home country to raise a child in a school that doesn’t teach your children anything about life and the world as we, us nomads, know it?


Key Takeaways:


Andrew's Editorial:

[1:30] More and more people are getting interested in the nomad lifestyle.

[1:50] As more people see that the option is available to go where you’re treated best, more people will end up choosing it.

[2:35] What happens to the nomad lifestyle once you have kids?

[4:45] Andrew is still trying to figure out that answer.

[5:15] Traditional schooling might not be the must-have/right option for a nomadic child.

[9:35] The reason why nomads are here and traveling is because we’ve realized the old rules don’t apply anymore.

[11:40] If you look at the test scores at some of these high-end ivy league schools, the kids aren’t learning anything!

[13:15] Public school over the years have really, really, really gone downhill.

[14:00] What is the U.S. best in, other than spending $$$ on the military? Why do you want to move back and educate your children there?

[16:25] You can continue your nomad lifestyle with a child!

[18:25] You have to go where you’re treated best! Having a child does not change that.

[19:40] Remember, you don’t have to conform to anybody’s rules!



[21:55] What’s currently going on in Lisbon, Portugal? Why did Dan and Stevie go there?

[22:55] How did Dan get started as an entrepreneur?

[24:25] Dan believes there’s a real opportunity in crowdfunding in both Europe and Asia.

[24:45] How did Stevie get started as an entrepreneur?

[27:40] What was Dan and Stevie’s big ah-ha moment? 

[31:25] What kind of flags has the couple planted in Europe?

[33:40] How does the UK and Portugal compare to each other?

[38:55] What has been some of the biggest challenges the couple has run into?


The Lightning Round:

[44:15] One business – Speciality food stores.

[45:05] One country – U.S., but answer may change.

[46:00] One book – Cookbook from the country you’re living in. 

[46:55] One tool – Transferwise.


Listener Question:

[50:45] What does Andrew recommend for holiday gifts to a nomad?

[52:25] Donate!

[56:20] Andrew’s convenience is the value, not necessarily the cost of the item.

[58:10] Please donate in Andrew’s name instead of giving him a gift.


Mentioned in This Episode:




The House of Morgan by Ron Chernow


Dec 2, 2016

Andrew is getting ready to leave Montenegro, and has some unique observations about the local market, as well as thoughts about how competitive the market is. When you look at places like Montenegro, it does lack some of the basic comforts of ‘home.’ In fact, there’s no one providing these services, which makes it a prime opportunity to enter a market that does not even have a competitor.


Key Takeaways:

Andrew's Editorial:

[1:50] Let’s talk about competition.

[5:50] The cheapest property that Andrew has purchased in Montenegro has been €33,000.

[9:25] Andrew talks about the first time he purchased property in Georgia.

[12:20] Montenegro doesn’t have a lot of the comforts of ‘home,’ like fresh green smoothies.

[14:50] You can’t always know where the path is going to take you, but that’s part of the journey.

[18:40] Andrew personally wouldn’t even try to be on AirBnB in the U.S.



[22:45] Why did Eli decide to become an entrepreneur?

[23:55] What was Eli’s aha moment?

[26:05] Eli wasn’t very good at his corporate jobs, so how was his transition from employee to entrepreneur?

[28:25] Why did Eli choose to live, and run his business, in Israel?

[32:05] As Eli travels often, how has he been able to diversify himself, internationally?

[36:10] Are there any downsides to being based in Israel?

[37:45] There’s a lot of innovation happening in Israel right now.


The Lightning Round:

[41:55] One business – A co-working space.

[42:20] One country – Croatia

[42:45] One book – Vagabonding, by Rolf Potts

[43:20] One tool – ScheduleOnce


Listener Question:

[45:25] Jack, who is not a U.S. citizen, will be moving to the U.S. What kind of offshore account should he open to protect his assets?

[49:15] You don’t need to hide your money!

[52:20] There is no reason to hide or do things illegally with your money.


Mentioned in This Episode:

Nomad Capitalist




Vagabonding, by Rolf Potts


Nov 25, 2016

Today, Andrew asks if you, the entrepreneur, feel significant in your business. If you don’t, then perhaps now is a better time than any to sit down and consider what would make you feel significant. Why is this question so important? Well, if you want to be an industry disruptor, then there’s a lot of opportunities in less-developed countries to break into a market and be significant.   


Key Takeaways:


Andrew's Editorial:

[1:20] As an entrepreneur, do you feel significant based on where you live and where you do business?

[3:40] Why is Andrew asking you this question? Why is this question important?

[8:00] The people of Montenegro are genuinely interested in nomad principles.

[8:45] As you all know, Andrew is no fan of big government.

[10:50] If you want to be significant in your business, there’s no better way than to be located in places like Montenegro.

[13:15] Montenegro wants to attract more investments.

[17:00] If you’re looking at Southeast Asia, then consider also looking at parts of Europe.



[19:35] Why did Rob become an entrepreneur?

[22:50] Was it hard for Rob to drop out of college, and pursue other things?

[24:10] Rob talks about Jay Leno, and how he handled his money.

[27:50] What was Rob’s big ‘aha’ moment?

[29:25] You can live in so many places around the world on far less than what you can in the U.S.

[32:00] Step one is to develop a skillset that allows you to make your own schedule.

[32:30] Most millionaires have 7 streams of incomes.

[35:00] So many people are daydreamers, not doers.

[36:15] How has traveling helped Rob achieve his dreams, and build businesses?

[37:40] How did Rob’s wife react to his ‘crazy idea’?


The Lightning Round:

[40:00] One business — Teaching English to tourists.

[40:55] One country — Australia

[42:10] One book — How to Win Friends, by Dale Carnegie and Never Eat Alone, by Keith Ferrazzi

[42:20] One tool — Google Docs


Listener Question:

[45:15] What currency does Andrew recommend?

[45:25] Andrew talks about the Indian Rupee.

[47:00] The Polish Zloty seems to be a strong currency.

[47:45] If you’re holding U.S. dollars, it’s an excellent time to get into other currencies.


Mentioned in This Episode:


The End of Jobs, by Taylor Pearson

How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie

Never Eat Alone, by Keith Ferrazzi


Nov 18, 2016

The big question everyone is asking is, “What will President Trump do to the tax code?” Andrew doesn’t buy into the big tax hypes because George W. Bush was believed to be a big tax cutter, and he only chopped it by 4%. Will the U.S. be a place where you’ll get treated best, especially on the tax front? It’s too early to tell, so it’s best not to speculate. Work with what you have today, because no one really knows what Trump will or will not do.


Key Takeaways:

Andrew's Editorial:

[1:25] What will President Trump do to the tax code?

[1:50] Does Andrew think the U.S. will be a place you can go, where you’re treated best?

[9:25] Why would you want to leave our great country?

[12:25] Will there be residency-based taxation in the U.S.? Andrew doesn’t think so.

[17:00] Will the U.S. be better under Trump? Maybe, but Andrew doesn’t believe in the hype.

[19:25] If taxes were 10% in the U.S., then yes, pack up your stuff and go home.

[19:55] If Trump does something great, then consider moving back home when he does. But as of today, he hasn’t done anything yet.

[20:20] It doesn’t make sense to start speculating on what Trump might do. Live your life based on today’s rules.

[20:40] Are you a Nomad Capitalist or are you a Patriot?



[23:30] Why did Sean become an entrepreneur?

[27:00] Sean has over 7 years worth of content and you can see his transition from clueless financial analyst, to being an expert nomad.

[33:45] Don’t be afraid to experiment.

[36:45] What kind of flags has Sean planted?

[37:55] What’s the best lifestyle that works for Sean?

[40:25] How does Sean manage being with a location-dependent person?

[45:00] What’s Sean’s next step in life?


The Lightning Round:

[48:10] One business – Immigration services.

[49:00] One country – U.S.

[49:30] One book – Influence: How and why People Agree to Things by Robert Cialdini

[50:20] One tool – Focus at Will


Listener Question:

[52:15] What’s Andrew’s favorite economic citizenship program?

[54:50] You shouldn’t spend half of your money on an economic citizenship.

[58:00] If you’re a U.S. citizen, who’s making $1-2 million a year, an economic citizenship may be a good option for you.


Mentioned in This Episode:


Influence: How and why People Agree to Things by Robert Cialdini

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