KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2013-1-4

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.

To ring in the New Year we offer a review of 2012, some tips for 2013 and good news out of the US Citizenship and Immigration Service.

2012 Was Good for Stocks, Bad for Stock Pundits ( – As investors consider the wave of market predictions for 2013, they may want to go to the tape and review how well the “experts” did this year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up more than 7%. The S&P 500 Index has gained more than 13%. The technology-heavy Nasdaq has added more than 15%. Making money in 2012 seems almost as easy as Bernard Madoff made it look for years and years. But things didn’t turn out so well if you followed the advice of some leading market prognosticators…

2013: Get specific on your financial to-do list ( – Make resolutions if you must: When you vow to track every dollar and never waste money again, you feel all clean and shiny for at least a few hours into the new year. But that doesn’t usually last. Resolutions get broken because they are too lofty and too ill-defined. It is better to break your resolutions down into a specific to do list: here are the money moves to make now and in the coming weeks that will insure you’re in a better financial place before 2013 ends…

Five quick and easy ways to save in 2013 [VIDEO] ( – The Globe and Mail’s Hannah Sung asks Roma Luciw, personal finance editor, how to grow richer in the new year…

Reason Prevails: USCIS Issues EB-5 Advisory on Tenant Job Creation ( – For almost a year, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) has delayed final decisions on numerous initial EB-5 Immigrant Investor petitions (form I-526). Cause of the delay is related to the way that the alien applicant has projected the number of jobs to be created by the alien’s $500,000 investment…

Come back next Friday for more interesting news and articles. Enjoy your weekend!


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