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How to Save for College for Foreign-Born Kids on H-1B Visa

The current school of thought is that 529 savings accounts are the best way to save for college. But if you are on an H-1B visa, and your kids are foreign-born without social security numbers yet, this might not be the best option for you.

Read the post for more savings options if you find yourself in this situation.

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How to Report Foreign Rental Income When You File Taxes

If I own foreign rental property, do I have to include the income when I file my US taxes? The answer is yes, although it depends on your tax residency status. Read the rest of the post for the details on how you go about figuring this out and what to do with your foreign rental income.

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How to File Taxes the First Year as an Immigrant

Filing taxes the first year in the US as an immigrant or as a non-US citizen is not for the faint of heart. You need to figure out your filing status, in addition to understanding different concepts in the tax code. This post discusses what you need to keep in mind as you go through the process.

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How to Build US Credit as a New Immigrant

How to build U.S. credit as a new Immigrant – In this post, I break down what U.S credit score is, what it’s used for and how to start building it with zero credit history. This is addressed to those brand new immigrants, but applies to anybody that’s looking to start building their credit history.

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Gift Giving Stress: How to Deal With it

We stress a lot about gift-giving during the holidays. It’s especially more noticeable between couples. It turns out, there is a perfectly logical reason for this – Money Scripts. It’s all about how we grew up, what we learned about money and the experiences that contributed to our money scripts. Understanding this can go a long way in helping us manage this stress.

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H-1B Visa New Job? How to Succeed Financially

When you start a new job on a work visa, like H-1B, there are some key things you should do to ensure financial success. In this post, I’m providing a free resource that addresses the top things to do to ensure a great financial start in your new job.

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Teaching Kids About Money – The Cost Sharing Plan

April is financial literacy month – it’s a great time to teach kids how money works. One method is to use the “cost sharing plan”. This is how my parents used the plan with us, and considering that I’m using it with my kids today, I have to admit it worked!

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