KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2015-3-6

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 bounce around from a great piece on reframing one’s view on money and its purpose, to a piece discussing important information on potential Canadian governmental information sharing, and finishing with a view on what the future for oil prices might hold.

Rethinking Money, Not as Good or Bad but as a Tool (http://www.nytimes.com/ )  – Almost everything we’re taught about money is focused on spending it and saving it. Parents, teachers and even personal finance books discuss saving money as keeping it, increasing it and controlling it. Saving money involves figuring out ways to get more of it, to build a bigger cushion. We’re taught that’s the ultimate goal. In contrast, spending money is described as budgeting or cutting back. We’re even told that we should create habits that make spending painful, like cutting up credit cards and carrying only cash. We shouldn’t feel good about spending money…

Canadian government agencies sharing information with each other (http://www.thestar.com/) – Immigration officials would be given access to permanent residents’ and citizens’ personal information from other government agencies for enforcement purposes under Ottawa’s proposed changes to the laws. The plan, published Friday, would allow information sharing between border enforcement officials, Employment and Social Development Canada, Canada Revenue Agency, the RCMP and the regulator of immigration consultants, as well as other federal and provincial bodies…

The oil price has been rising again – but will it last? (http://www.economist.com/) – STAGE one of Saudi Arabia’s plan—or perhaps hope—to restructure the oil market is taking longer than expected. By refusing to rein in production while prices fell, the Saudis permitted a big surplus to grow and served notice on higher-cost rivals (Russia, Venezuela, American shale-oil producers) that they would not prop up other people’s profit margins at the expense of their own market share..

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

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