KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2012-12-28

Every week we share news stories, blog articles and other interesting stuff from around the web that received the most views, shares, comments and overall interest on various KeatsConnelly social media outlets.

This week we offer an eclectic mix of articles focusing on issues relevant to a cross-border lifestyle, and completely avoid the “fiscal cliff” news!

Why you should make estate planning a priority in 2013 ( – In the spirit of the New Year and its focus on resolutions, you may want to consider making estate planning one of your priorities for 2013. Professionals in my industry see the unfortunate results of failing to make this planning a priority all too often. Here are some of the most common…

U.S. home sales jump to highest level in 3 years ( – U.S. sales of previously occupied homes jumped to their highest level in three years last month, bolstered by steady job gains and record-low mortgage rates. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales rose 5.9 per cent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million in November. That’s up from 4.76 million in October…

Is Filing Your First FBAR Admitting To A Crime? ( – Is filing your first FBAR admitting to a crime? Hardly, but this is a common worry. Perhaps you learned only recently that you had to file annual FBARs for foreign accounts. Now that you do, should you file…

Come back next Friday for more interesting news and articles. From everyone at KeatsConnelly, we wish you a wonderful New Year!

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