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Carrick on money: A retirement savings basket case

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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.

A retirement savings basket case
A financial adviser writes in this blog post about how he suggests clients allocated their retirement savings to three baskets, one for money needed in the next three years, one to cover the next three to six years and the third for long-term money that can be invested for growth.

Engagement rink reality check
A blogger explores the arguments both for and against extravagant engagement rings, and then shows her own dream ring.

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She cut her wedding bill by $21,000
This writer and her fiancé are saving for a house, so they were keen to cut their wedding costs. Here's how they did it.

What's a financial plan, anyway?
An adviser defines what a plan is, and who is qualified to create one for you.

More money
Join the 35,000+ people who subscribe to 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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Personal Finance Columnist

Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998.Rob's personal finance columns appear in The Globe on Tuesday and Thursday, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears on Saturday. More

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