Thanks to the forum and many hours’ worth of reading, I have a number of puzzle pieces, but am having some difficulty putting them all together as a cohesive plan.
This was evolving into an epic post (of heroes and dragons), but I think the crux of the thing is: everything basically requires a physical/street address somewhere in the US, correct? How are you doing this now, given current conditions/requirements?
For business formation, for a business checking account, and even for a personal account, it’s all about the physical address. For example, I believe I’ve read here that Charles Schwab (often recommended) may no longer be accepting addresses from mailing services such as Earth Class Mail and Traveling Mailbox, street-based or not. Correct? And that’s simply for a personal account–business stuff is always more complicated.
Assuming a “friends and family plan” is not an option, what to do?
One thing I think would work is to rent a cheap room or apartment in some state and use that as a base, but that’s an added cost/pain, and I don’t believe that’s what most people are doing.
This also has me wondering if it isn’t better to simply find a cheap domestic location and give up on the international plan. (But that sux.)