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Carrick on money: Need money for retirement? Cut off your kids

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Need money for retirement? Cut off your kids
That's one of the points listed in this blog post on how to cut retirement expenses.

In this recent column, I note the significant level of financial support that parents are giving their adult kids. Some are re-mortgaging their homes and dipping into their retirement savings.

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Small kindnesses that make you happy
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A world of tax trouble
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More money
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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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