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How much does it cost to buy a property in America?  How much does it cost to maintain a property in America?  How can you finance the property?  What about employment, claiming your pension in America, or finding other sources of income?  And what is the biggest financial mistake that US property buyers make?  Find answers here…

 


Taxes for resident expats

When buying investment property  in or moving to the USA there are a number of costs and taxes that you will encounter along the way. Today Carole Wirszyla of the USA Buying Guide outlines the costs and taxes associated with a USA property purchase... Tax planning is an essential part of relocating to America in order to avoid paying double taxes, or conversely to avoid defrauding  More...


Banking and Finance in the USA

Sorting out your banking and finances will be one of the primary things to take care of when you buy property or make the move to the USA. Today Carole Wirszyla of the USA Buying Guide provides some need-to-know information about banking in the US and the first steps to getting a US mortgage... Regardless of where you are in the world, you are going to need a bank account; stashing your hard-earned cash under the mattress just  More...


Sorting your financial affairs before leaving the UK

There is a lot to clear up before you make the move abroad ranging from sorting out your taxes and personal finance to establishing yourself a good retirement plan and working out that ways to get the most out of your pension. Today Carole Wirszyla of the USA Buying Guide takes a look at the financial matters which need to be taken care of when moving abroad. Before you leave the UK, there is a great deal to be done to organise your finances. Regardless of how  More...


The ins and outs of banking in America

On the surface, banking in America is much like banking in England except that banks exist in more than one form: local banks; state banks; national banks, credit unions and online banks. On a deeper level, unlike in the UK, banks are regulated at both the federal and the state level meaning numerous regulations apply. US banks also have separate securities, commodities and insurance regulatory industries. In terms of assets, the five largest American banks are J. P. Morgan  More...


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