Student Loans and Prisons: Two Multi-billion Dollar Policies Costing Taxpayers

Student loans debt collection and prisons are costing American taxpayers billions of dollars per year. May 22, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP American taxpayers are paying for broken government polices from student loans to prisons. As it turns out, people with no plan or collateral are lending liabilities. Who knew? Likewise, it is a greater burden on the economy to imprison people for drug possession and dealing than it is to just leave them alone. Go figure. While those things might not come as a surprise, the numbers … [Read More...]

DEA Stole $4.15 Billion in Cash Through Asset Forfeiture

Inspector General report finds DEA stole $4.15 billion in cash alone over the last decade through asset forfeiture; most of which is not tied to any criminal investigation. May 15, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, GWP Managing Director The DEA has stolen approximately $4.15 billion in cash alone in the past ten years through asset forfeiture. This doesn’t include hard assets such as vehicles or real estate! That’s roughly $415 million per year in cash. Here’s the real kicker: over 80% of those seizures never were connected to any criminal … [Read More...]

$2.4 Trillion in American Corporate Offshore Wealth

With $2.4 trillion in wealth sitting in offshore accounts, the United States government needs to reevaluate it’s 35% corporate tax rate. May 8, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, GWP Managing Director Large corporations are reluctant to repatriate $2.4 trillion to the United States because it still has the highest corporate tax rate in the world of 35%. Is anyone surprised? According to the Swiss bank UBS, as of the end of fourth quarter 2016, American corporations have approximately $2.4 trillion stored offshore. And of that, Apple, Microsoft, … [Read More...]

US Shift in Spend & Drop in GDP

The US economy is seeing some shifts in consumer spend and drops in GDP. May 1, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP We witnessed a considerable shift in consumer spending habits, as well as a significant drop the US GDP. Consumer spending accounts for two thirds of US economic growth, so when that undergoes any changes – positive or negative – its effects are noticeable. The shift we are seeing is AWAY from retail spending. This isn’t some phenomenon that just surprisingly turned up in the last 4 months. It’s something that … [Read More...]

SCOTUS Ruling Could End Asset Forfeiture

SCOTUS makes a ruling that could put an end to civil asset forfeiture as we know it. April 24, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, GWP Managing Director The SCOTUS made an incredible ruling on April 19th that could end civil asset forfeiture as we know it. The case itself wasn’t directly to do with civil asset forfeiture, but the wording of the opinion hardly lets on to that fact… which means a precedent was set. The case had to do with two people who were convicted of a crime and sentenced, but later exonerated. Shannon Nelson and Louis Madden … [Read More...]

Russia & China Collaborate to Work Around US Dollar

As the China-Russia relationship continues to grow, so too does their collaborative efforts to work around the US dollar and the petro-dollar. April 17, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, GWP Managing Director Russia and China laid another building block in their partnership on March 14, 2017 when the Russian central bank opened its first foreign location in Beijing. On the 100 year anniversary of the US entry into World War 1, the US committed an act of aggression upon the sovereign nation of Syria. President Trump ordered a cruise missile air … [Read More...]

How an Offshore Account Can Keep You Out of Prison

While offshore accounts carry the stigma of getting people INTO legal trouble, the truth is, it could be the very thing that helps keep you out of it! April 13, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP I want to tell you a story. A few years ago, I was asked to speak to a group of entrepreneurs at a private event in Minnesota. The topic for the event was offshore asset protection. During the event, I talked about the usual topics like offshore banking, offshore companies, offshore trusts, etc. After the event, there was a … [Read More...]

Battle for Digital Privacy – ISP Regulation Rollback

Trump and Republican Congress roll back FCC privacy policy which once allowed customers to opt-in to allowing their ISP providers to sell their browser history. April 10, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP The “private” sector got a little less private, with the passing a bill that repeals a recent FCC regulation requiring ISPs (Internet Service Providers) give an opt-in for information sharing and selling to third parties. A free market is about choices. But in many cases there’s only one ISP per geographic location. So if … [Read More...]

Six Reasons You Need to Open an Offshore Bank Account NOW!

There are several practical reasons to get an offshore bank account now! April 3, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP The ongoing offshore banking public relations battle continues… Unlike the mainstream media that likes to operate in a vacuum with various distractions and incomplete context, I’m going to give you the full view. Are there criminal applications of offshore banking? Absolutely. Look, you can use a knife to slice tomatoes or a knife to stab your neighbor to death. The media only focuses on the killing, not … [Read More...]

Profit Incentive – Earning VS Stealing

The incentive to profit has the private sector meeting demand, while that same incentive has government penalizing these consumers and businesses. March 27, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP One of the greatest criticisms I see about unfettered capitalism is the “profit incentive”. Of course the same people who make this criticism are some of the first people who respond to images like the one featured here with: “IN A NEW YORK MINUTE!” They don’t make the connection that profit is often what gets us to do things that we might … [Read More...]

Interview: Crush The Street – “US is the Worst Place to do Business”

March 23, 2017 Interview with Kenneth Ameduri and Bobby Casey Kenneth Ameduri from CrushtheStreet.com interviews Bobby Casey about internationalization of assets and the benefits it can offer.  Without a doubt, America is heading in a very dark direction.  Every dollar represents a portion of our $20 trillion debt, and the Federal Reserve just keeps printing.  The government is cracking down hard on businesses. The good news is, there are still ways to protect your assets under a Trump presidency.  There are still considerable benefits … [Read More...]

Healthcare Reform Bringing About Free Market Solutions

The government is controlling so much of healthcare, that it’s forcing a free market solution. March 20, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, GWP Managing Director It wasn’t that long ago really when the United States had a far more free market based healthcare system. Less than one hundred years ago, people were getting healthcare and it was quite affordable. It was largely a mix of cash and mutual aid. It was highly competitive and really reasonably priced because doctors were competing for lodge practice contracts. Once government introduced some … [Read More...]

Venezuela & Greece at the Brink of Economic Collapse

Venezuela and Greece become the modern-day examples for what economic collapse looks like. March 13, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Economic collapse, Venezuela, and Greece are not new topics, especially for us. But if you’re looking for a contemporary case study or even a glimpse at what it actually looks like when a country collapses, then look no further than Greece and Venezuela. We can speculate as to who might be next, but for now, these two are done. Venezuela One country is no worse than the other, but each time I … [Read More...]

Offshore Trusts Proving to be Effective Solution for Non-Domiciled Expats

Offshore trusts offer a solution and sound countermeasure against upcoming UK change in tax regime. This change will adversely affect many of its currently non-domiciled residents. March 6, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP I’ve been telling people for years to get an offshore trust. Years.  I get that it might not be the most pressing thing in the world for many people.  If  you’ve been getting along because nothing has happened to you yet, that is great, and I hope that trend continues; however, that doesn’t mean the … [Read More...]

Interview: Gregory Diehl on Brand Ethics and Reputation

March 2, 2017 With: Gregory Diehl & Bobby Casey Gregory Diehl is a digital nomad, author, brand strategist, and host of "Uncomfortable Conversations With Gregory". Gregory talks with Bobby about his business, but also about authenticity and reputation.  In a time where people are desperately trying to seek out investment and residency opportunities, it is important to vet your partners and service providers. … [Read More...]