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  1. Understanding Key Differences between the Canada Pension Plan and Social Security
    By Paul Bains, Pacifica Partners
    One of the most common questions we receive from cross-border investors relates to how they may reconcile between their CPP and SS benefits. . . . keep reading

  2. Cross-Border Financial Advisors are in Demand
    By John McCord, Cardinal Point Wealth Management
    Canadian and American citizens cross the 49th parallel for many personal and professional reasons. Additionally, temporary and permanent cross-border movements enhance the complexity of investment management and financial planning. The primary cause for this situation is that taxable and retirement assets are accumulated on both sides of the border. . . . keep reading

  3. Beware US Estate Tax When Your Spouse Is Not A US Citizen
    By Marc Gedeon
    Are you a US taxpayer married to a non US citizen spouse? If yes, then you'll want to be aware of the US estate tax rules that can result in a sizable tax bill absent the right cross border estate planning. . . . keep reading

  4. How Canadians Save Taxes While Working in the U.S.
    Courtesy of Marc Gedeon
    At Gedeon Law & CPA, we regularly work with clients from Canada who come to work in the U.S. on a temporary basis. By temporary, we mean a work assignment generally lasting 2 years or less. . . . keep reading

  5. What do you do with your Registered Retirement Savings Plan or RRSP when moving to the US?
    By John McCord, Cardinal Point Wealth Management
    Canadians who are moving permanently or for an extended period of time while on a work sponsored visa must answer the above question. There are some fundamental decisions that must be made concerning any tax-deferred accounts (registered) that are being left Canada. Some examples of Canadian registered accounts include RRSPs, LIRAs, RCAs, RRIFs and IPPs. . . . keep reading

  6. Pacifica Partners TV interview on BNN
    Courtesy of Pacifica Partners
    Pacifica Partners' President and Chief Investment Officer, AJ Sull, was interviewed today on Business News Network. Topics of discussion included our current asset allocation and stocks into which we would possibly deploy our cash reserves. . . . keep reading

  7. US Tax on Inherited Canadian Property
    Courtesy of Marc Gedeon
    Question: I am a US resident and my parents back in Canada left some property for me in Canada when they died in early 2012. I sold the property in 2012. What are the tax consequences of inheriting and selling this Canadian property? . . . keep reading

  8. 35th Anniversary! Darryl Sittler's Record 10 point Hockey Game
    Sean Mitton, Canadian Expat Network
    February 7th marks the 35th Anniversary of an NHL record that may never be broken- Darryl Sittler's 10 points in one game. I recently had a chance to talk to Sittler about that special night . . . keep reading

  9. Bill Vigars shares stories from the Marathon of Hope
    By Sean Mitton, Canadian Expat Network
    Bill Vigars played an important role in Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope. In 1980, Vigars was the Director of Public Relations and Fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society's Ontario Division, who acted as Terry Fox's public relations organizer, his close friend and confidante . . . keep reading

  10. Tax Tip: Sale of Canadian Home by an American
    Courtesy of Marc Gedeon
    We recently received a call from a U.S. citizen married to a Canadian citizen. The couple lives in Canada and owns a home in Toronto together. Recently, the couple sold their Canadian home, which has been their primary residence for the last 11 years. . . . keep reading

  11. Darryl Sittler, a Hero's Hero
    Sean Mitton, Canadian Expat Network
    Terry Fox is a hero to people all over the world for his Marathon of Hope efforts, but you may not be aware of who Terry's heroes were. Like many Canadian boys who grew up hockey fans in the 70's, Terry looked up to Darryl Sittler and Bobby Orr, both Canadian Hockey icons and Hockey Hall of Famers . . . keep reading

  12. Hockey Announcer John Forslund 'Just living the Dream'
    Sean Mitton, Canadian Expat Network
    As a small boy growing up in Springfield, Mass., John Forslund had a dream to become an announcer in the NHL. Like many kids with hockey dreams, Forslund cheered for his hometown team, the Boston Bruins, and idolized the legendary Bobby Orr. . . . keep reading

  13. Life After the Game: Curling Olympic Medalist Carolyn McRorie
    By Sean Mitton, Canadian Expat Network
    Imagine stopping to pick up a Starbuck's coffee and everyone in the shop begins passionately singing 'O Canada'. . . . keep reading

  14. The Canadian Club of Houston
    By Sean Mitton, Canadian Expat Network
    Jeremy Eaves the leader of the Canadian Club of Houston is looking forward to watching the upcoming Olympics with other fellow Canadians in Houston. It's a great opportunity to cheer for Canadian athletes and share our heritage. . . . keep reading

  15. Featured Event: The Great Canadian Picnic
    Coming up February 6th. . . . keep reading

  16. Are Your 401(K) Contributions Deductible in Canada?
    Courtesy of Gedeon Law & CPA
    You might recognize this situation. You are a Canadian resident working in the USA on a TN visa. Your employer offers a 401(K) plan that includes a matching contribution. You know contributing to the 401(K) plan lowers your taxable income in the USA. Does the same hold true for your taxable income in Canada? . . . keep reading

  17. Judith Fox-Alder: Interview includes Terry Fox Pictures
    Sean Mitton, Canadian Expat Network
    Judith Fox-Alder, International Director of the Terry Fox Foundation and Terry's sister share her thoughts on Terry. . . . keep reading

  18. Cape Breton's US Recruiting Campaign
    This campaign received over 50K clicks in the first few days. . . . keep reading

  19. Tweet of the Week: Canadians in LA #Oscars
    Eugene Levy always a favourite! . . . keep reading

  20. Canadian Mark Sears Shares the Cloud Factory Story
    Courtesy of Mark Sears, CEO of Cloud Factory
    In 2008 my wife and I came to Nepal for a 2 week vacation that we extended to 4 weeks, then to 3 months and now 5 years later we are still here and loving every minute of it. A few weeks after arriving I began training 3 young software developers in Ruby on Rails around a small kitchen table. . . . keep reading

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