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Carrick on money: How not to run out of money by 80

Many seniors are having to deal with consistently low yields on their fixed income investments.

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How not to run out of money by 80
The key is a safe rate for withdrawing money from your savings every year, an investment adviser says.

30 financial tips for 30-somethings
Lots of good points here. Written for a U.S. audience, but relevant for Canadians, too.

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Fine points of dividend investing
A useful review of a key point for buyers of dividend stocks, which is understanding the ex-dividend date.

Will mortgage rate rise?
That's the question being asked as the federal government takes further steps to minimize the risk to taxpayers through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., which insures residential mortgages against default. This blog post tells buyers what to expect.

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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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