KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2014-6-27

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’s articles include a piece on the difficulty determining your best Social Security claiming strategy, an article offering some healthy financial tips and a look at recent strength in the Loonie.

What You Don’t Know About Social Security – but Should (http://www.wsj.com/) – Imagine that you’re about to accept a new job, and it’s time to talk salary. You sit down with your boss, who begins as follows: “Actually, our payroll system is impossibly complicated. You can pick from dozens of different ways to be paid and hundreds of different start dates, and each will produce a different salary. We offer some guidance, but we’re short-handed. As such, deciding when and how to collect a paycheck is essentially up to you. So…what would you like to do?” Welcome to Social Security…

Personal finance tips: Rules for emergency funds, and more (http://www.theweek.com/) – Start building up your emergency fund, said Christine DiGangi on Credit.com. “It may not be the most fun budget category,” but emergency funds are an essential part of personal finance. First off, define “emergency.” The answer “may not be the same for everyone,” but one rule of thumb is to maintain separate accounts for “income emergencies,” such as job loss, and “expense emergencies,” like paying for unexpected repairs…

Loonie rises amid higher-than-expected inflation data, strong retail sales (http://www.calgaryherald.com/) – The loonie rose more than half a cent Friday as the pace of inflation picked up last month and raised the possibility that the Bank of Canada may move to raise interest rates more quickly than first thought. The Canadian dollar jumped 0.61 of a cent to 93.01 cents US. Statistics Canada said the annual pace of inflation rose to 2.3 per cent in May, bumped up by higher energy prices. It the first time it’s surpassed the central bank’s two per cent target in more than two years…

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

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