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Carrick on money: No economy for young men and women

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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.

No economy for young men and women
A look at how Generation Y's financial dreams have been thwarted by the tough economic conditions of the past five years. Be sure you click on this accompanying infographic, which shows a distinct pessimism among young adults about their future prospects.

If you're still skeptical about whether young adults face unique challenges in the economy, check out this video put together by the Community Foundations of Canada. It offers some highlights from a recently issued a report on youth called Generation Flux.

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Four-wheel economics
A gallery of cars that have the highest resale value. Japanese brands dominate.

This infographic shows how cars have become larger and larger in size in recent decades.

Yes, we have no brown bananas
A neat trick for getting maximum value for your weekly spending on bananas.

More money
Join the 18,000+ 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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