KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2014-2-7

web-search-greyEvery 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 Generation X’s & Y’s financial challenges,  US unemployment and Canadians purchasing homes in Las Vegas.

Are Gen X and Gen Y too confident about finance?(www.advisor.ca) Members of Gen X and Gen Y exude a sense of confidence about achieving key financial goals despite the obstacles they’re facing, shows a report by BMO’s Wealth Institute. But the report, Wealth Generation: The Financial Challenges for Generations X & Y, notes this optimism may be misguided since both groups face a unique set of obstacles that could hamper their ability to achieve their financial goals. Gen X is born between 1965 and 1979 and Gen Y members are born between 1980 and 2000…

U.S. unemployment drops to 6.6% (www.advisor.ca) Hiring was surprisingly weak in January for the second straight month, likely renewing concern that the U.S. economy might be slowing after a strong finish last year.The Labor Department says employers added 113,000 jobs, less than the average monthly gain of 194,000 in 2013. This follows December’s tepid increase of just 75,000. Job gains have averaged only 154,000 the past three months, down from 201,000 in the preceding three months. Still, more people began looking for work in January, and some of the jobless were hired, reducing the unemployment rate to 6.6%. That’s the lowest since October 2008…

Winter getaway home in Las Vegas? Safe bet, Canadians say(www.theglobeandmail.com) Las Vegas brands itself as a destination for naughty fun, with casinos, nightclubs and other amusements along its world-famous entertainment strip.But for Canadians in search of a winter getaway home, the appeal of Nevada’s “Sin City” lies elsewhere: moderate temperatures, laid-back living, affordable house prices and easy access to one of the world’s largest man-made lakes. One more lure is the relative proximity of Las Vegas – less than three hours flying time – from cities in Western Canada…

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

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