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Carrick best reads: Falling stocks are great for millennials

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The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

Falling stocks are great for millennials
With decades ahead before retirement, they're best able to weather the kind of volatility we've seen lately and benefit from the long-term price gains that the stock market has consistently delivered.

Living large in a micro condo
A look at four Toronto residents living in tiny urban condo units.

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These products have a crazy high markup
The conclusion here is that people are willing to pay unreasonable amounts of money for the sake of convenience. Coffee shops, for example, have a markup of 2,900 per cent.

How not to pay for a house down payment
A family withdraws money in cash to buy a house and puts it in a knapsack that is stolen by thieves. A preventable mishap.

How to take maternity and paternity leave at the same time
It can be done, although you'll need to do some serious financial planning to make it work.

More money
Join the people who are part of my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I'm also on Twitter.

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