US Retirement Plans & Foreign Beneficiaries

Many US expats have qualified retirement plans such as a 401(k) or IRA. One question I heard quite often is: “Can I name someone who lives in a foreign country as the beneficiary of my IRA?” In other words, what happens if my spouse or my beneficiary is not a US – citizen? Can my non – citizen …

FBARs and the Fifth Amendment

Would you believe that the Fifth Amendment’s right against self-incrimination stems from some rather intense church – state intermingling? Not only that but a church – state mingling so intense that it’s one of the primary reasons the United States …