KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2013-7-5

Every 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 we offer a mix of articles discussing “grey divorce”, Pinterest, and jobless claims.

 “Grey Divorce” is a Growing Trend (advisor.ca) Whether it’s due to an empty nest, different interests or irreconcilable differences, an increasing number of Canadian couples ages 55 and up are heading to divorce court. This phenomenon, also known as “grey divorce”, is a growing trend and it’s changing the retirement market. Statistics Canada reports that, in 2008, there were 1,237 divorces among women 65 and older, 2,486 among men of that age and 852 divorces where both partners were over 65. As our aging population grows, so will these numbers – as will the financial challenges…

Pinterest and Financial Services (financialsocialmedia.com) We’re all familiar with social media’s All-Stars: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.   However, there’s a fifth player that’s long been waiting to join the Financial All-Star Social Team, and that player is Pinterest.  Pinterest is a way to organize and share content-related images from all over the web.  If someone likes what you’ve pinned, they will re-pin it themselves, but it will always be attached to your company’s profile as it gets passed along.  Talk about brand exposure!

 Jobless Claims in US Fall by 5,000 in Week to June 29 (Bloomberg.com) Fewer Americans filed claims for unemployment benefits last week, showing employers are holding off on firings as growth prospects improve. Jobless claims decreased by 5,000 to 343,000 in the week ended June 29 from a revised 348,000 in the prior period that was higher than initially reported, the Labor Department said today in Washington. The Bloomberg survey median called for 345,000 claims. No states were estimated and there was nothing unusual in the data, a Labor Department spokesman said shortly before the figures were released. The data were made public one day early due to the Independence Day holiday tomorrow.

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

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