KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2014-6-6


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’s selection includes a great reminder piece on savings tips, information regarding a new border crossing database for frequent travelers and, from Morningstar, a look at one writer’s personal reflection on behavioral mistakes he’s made in the past.

5 money mistakes that even responsible savers make ( – It’s no wonder so many Americans consider saving money their number-one financial struggle: Saving money consistently takes discipline and hard work. In fact, a survey last year revealed that more than a quarter of Americans have no emergency savings whatsoever, and half have less than three months’ worth of expenses socked away. So if you’re part of the minority and are putting money away regularly, congratulations — it’s an important part of laying the groundwork for a more secure financial future. But just because your balance is growing doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement in the way you save…

Arrival/Departure History Now Available on I-94 Webpage ( – Customs and Border Protection launched a new webpage on May 1 that offers nonimmigrant U.S. visitors access to their I-94 arrival/departure record and their arrival/departure history. The new CBP webpage allows nonimmigrant travelers to access arrival/departure records going back five years from the request date. This electronic travel-history function means that travelers may no longer need to file Freedom of Information Act requests to receive their arrival/departure history, greatly speeding their process. Travelers will have electronic access to the date and port of entry of their arrivals and departures…

What Went Wrong? Rekenthaler reviews a past blooper on a Vanguard versus DFA question ( – You Wrote That? Last week, I exchanged emails with an investor named Alex Frakt, who mentioned that I had addressed one of his questions in an earlier version of this column, way back at the start of the New Millennium. What question, I asked. Which was the better fund company, Vanguard or DFA, he responded. Oh, dear. I do recall. This was what I wrote, in May 2000…

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

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