KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2014-9-12

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’s highlighted articles include some surprising news about the US EB5 Visa program, a piece exploring interesting beliefs many individuals have about money, a look at one of the major risks in the Canadian health coverage system, and finally finishing with a poignant and raw piece from our own blog.

Visa program for wealthy investors maxes out by Chinese demand (http://www.latimes.com/) – Fueled by demand from wealthy Chinese nationals, an immigration program that exchanges visas for large investments in U.S. businesses has run out of its allotment of visas for the first time in its 24-year history…

7 Stupid Beliefs Even The Smartest People Have About Money (http://www.businessinsider.com/) – Certified life and executive coach Megan Walls has noticed a recurring weak spot among the otherwise intelligent, capable professionals she works with: money. “For some reason or another, these clients aren’t as mindful or deliberate as they’d like to be…

Canada doesn’t have your back: Free health care only goes so far, especially for some seniors (http://www.financialpost.com/) – Patty Randall began caring for her 80-something parents in the 1990s. For the next decade, she learned the limits of the Canada Health Act and the merits of advanced care planning. Flying from her home in Vancouver to her parents’ place in Kelowna, B.C., for a week each month, she was both the long-distance care manager and hands-on caregiver. “We eventually moved my father to a long-term care facility and then we basically set up a mini nursing home for my mother in her house,” Randall says…

Are You Living Your Legacy (http://www.keatsconnelly.com/) – As a financial planner, I help people define their goals and make plans to meet those goals. In many cases, some part of a person’s goals will include a desire to leave a legacy. For each individual, the definition of legacy may be very different, but most commonly are in regards to leaving assets to heirs or to charities. Sometimes, an individual will share a desire to teach the next generation how to manage assets, continue charitable foundations, or run the family business. KeatsConnelly employs a total of about forty people in three offices. Our valued colleague and friend, Shelly Nelson, recently lost her battle with melanoma cancer at the age of 51. She married the love of her life, Lanny, in 2010 prior to starting her career at KeatsConnelly. In the office, she was a great part of our team, well-liked by employees, clients, and other professionals…

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

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