The 5 Most Viewed KeatsConnelly Blog Posts Of All Time

The first post on the KeatsConnelly blog was published July 1, 2010. As we approach the 4 year anniversary of the KeatsConnelly blog, we thought it would be interesting to take a look back at the five most visited posts during that time.

Interestingly, all five are of more recent vintage having been published in the past two years. In the future, we may publish a list of the top 5 most viewed posts in the first two years of this blog. There may be a nugget or gem you missed early on worth reading on that list.

#1. “How long do I have to stay outside the US before I can return as a visitor?” – The technically correct and completely useless answer is: “It depends.” Practically speaking, 98% of Canadians can spend autumn in the Sun Belt, celebrate the holidays in Canada, and then return to the Sun Belt–and can plan on doing this every year. A basic understanding of the US admission rules and proper use of a Border Kit (as described by Robert Keats in The Border Guide 10th Edition) will better ensure smooth sailing…

#2. Green Card holders moving back to Canada – Lawful permanent residents (green card holders) are required to report and pay tax on their worldwide income, regardless of where they reside.  To remove yourself from the U.S. tax system, you must give up your permanent resident status and become a nonresident alien. An expatriation tax applies to “long-term residents” who have ended their residency.  A long-term resident is defined as someone that has been a green card holder for at least 8 of the last 15 years prior to expatriation.  If you have held a visa (TN, H1B, E2, etc.) for more than 8 years, this rule does not apply to you.  As a long-term resident, you will terminate your residency on the earliest of the following dates…

#3. My First Stab At Modern Money Theory – Sometimes a better theory comes along that supplants current prevailing wisdom. Sometimes we discover that the earth isn’t flat. I believe we are moving through one of those moments in economic theory right now. And I believe this change has dramatic impact for you, the individual, trying to make good financial decisions each and every day…

#4. 2014 Inflation-adjusted figures for foreign items – Based on information provided to KeatsConnelly from Thomson Reuter Checkpoint (formerly the Research Institute of America), the anticipated 2014 US numbers for foreign tax and reporting items are below.  All amounts apply to US taxes and are stated in US dollars…

#5. Health Insurance Coverage Update – I wrote about health insurance in last month’s blog post and wanted to give an update now that Obamacare has started. Obamacare is the nickname for the Affordable Care Act of 2010 that is designed to provide reasonably priced health insurance for all Americans, whether or not they have pre-existing conditions. In last month’s blog post I made the comment that this law may be ideal for Canadians that want to come to the US but have not done so because they cannot get health coverage that covers them fully.

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