KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2014-9-19

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In this week’s selection, we lead with a discussion on a proposal to enhance RRSPs, then move to a report reviewing Canadian retirement preparedness, and finish with a piece looking at the impact of a strong US dollar.

Enhanced RRSPs proposed to get more Canadians to save for retirement (http://www.thestar.com/) – Ottawa is being urged to reconsider enhancing RRSPs as a way of getting more Canadians to save for retirement. The paper by the C.D. Howe Institute says policy-makers often overlook improving Registered Retirement Savings Plans because, it is argued, not enough people actually make contributions…

Report plays down doom-and-gloom retirement savings picture (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/) – The argument that Canada needs a forced retirement savings plan is overstated and there are better ways to help allegedly poorly-saving Canadians squirrel away more money, a new report says. A closer look at the relevant data indicates that Canadians who rely on private savings actually use registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) more than is believed, according to a C.D. Howe Institute study published Thursday.

The U.S. dollar has been strengthening for 3 straight years! (That’s not good news.) (http://www.theweek.com/) – After listening to naysayers and inflation hawks intone for years that the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy would weaken the dollar and spike inflation, it’s perversely gratifying to see that — even after all that money printing — the dollar has strengthened over the last three years…

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

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