KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2013-11-15

web-search-greyEvery 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 a mix of articles discussing immigration applicants, asset titling, Social Security, and estate planning mistakes.

Canada, US to share personal information of immigrant applicants( Ottawa and Washington are further aligning their border security by sharing personal information of immigration and refugee applicants to both countries…

Separate Assets, Joint Problems( For some couples, togetherness extends only so far. And one place it may not extend to is their financial assets. Spouses and couples who live together without getting married often keep separate bank or brokerage accounts, and they might hold real estate and other property in their own name rather than jointly…

How pensions affect your Social Security benefit ( Will my retirement pension reduce the amount of my Social Security benefit? If your pension is from work where you paid Social Security taxes, it will not affect the amount of your Social Security benefit. However, if any part of your pension is from work where you did not pay Social Security taxes, it could affect the amount of your Social Security benefit…

5 (more) tax and estate planning mistakes ( This article looks at the second half of the top 10 damaging tax and estate planning errors entrepreneurs make. Here are the previous five…

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