KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2015-7-17

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This week, we feature two articles. The first article discusses the potentially changing idea of what retirement will look like both in America and Canada. The second article provides a slideshow including strategies for raising children to make smart financial decisions.

Can America – and Canada – afford to grow old? Remaking retirement ( – Chris Farrell, author of Unretirement: How Baby Boomers are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community, and the Good Life (Bloomsbury Press, 2014), doesn’t believe the next wave of baby boomers will bankrupt the economy. Instead, they’ll remake retirement by extending their own working lives, embarking on new careers, launching entrepreneurial businesses, and volunteering to make a difference. Now the question is: Are the rest of us ready for this seismic societal shift? We ask Mr. Farrell, a senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and personal finance program, economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio and columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek, to explain what he means by unretirement…

Rules for Raising Money Smart Kids ( – When I wrote my first column about kids and money in the 1990s, the hot topic was whether to buy Pump sneakers, one of the first items of kids’ apparel with a price tag that passed the $100 mark. Two decades later, I found myself weighing in on whether to pay for LeBron X sneakers, which topped out at $270. While some challenges are a matter of degree, today’s parents (and grandparents) are also wrestling with new quandaries that didn’t even exist back in the ’90s…

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

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