KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2014-11-7

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This week’s articles bounce around quite a bit from a piece looking at the amount of their investment portfolio Canadians are holding in cash, to a slide show offering a look at some of the major factors that reduce total Social Security Retirement Benefits and, finally, finishing with a piece with thoughts on how to optimally pass RRSP and taxable assets to heirs.

Have we lost sight of the difference between saving and investing? ( – A new BlackRock survey suggests Canadians are sitting on too much cash: If a pie chart representing your portfolio was to show a big wedge in cash, you may quietly be subverting your own best interest. We delude ourselves in all kinds of ways about how safe our investments are, but one that really stands out is thinking it’s safe to hold lots of cash…

10 Social Security Mistakes to Avoid ( – Your Social Security claiming decision can dramatically affect the benefit payment you will receive in retirement. If you sign up too soon or don’t work long enough, your Social Security payment is reduced. Here’s how you may be decreasing your retirement payout…

Your RRSP and your will: How to keep more money in the family ( – I think that every male on the planet secretly wants to be a superhero. I’m not talking about one with superhuman powers. That would be unrealistic. But a superhero with such intelligence, resourcefulness and creativity that he could save the world with nothing more than a pair of tweezers and some duct tape – which is entirely doable…

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

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