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Carrick on money: Ten bonehead moves for near-retirees

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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.

Ten bonehead moves for near retirees
OK, this is an American list. You'll see mentions of IRAs instead of RRSPs. But it's still full of sharp advice for people on how to manage their money in the years before they retire.

I'd NEVER buy that house
Dirt, smells and clutter top this list of ways that sellers make their homes unappealing to buyers.

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DIY financial planning
MoneyPages is a new website offering do-it-yourself financial planning tools for Canadians. Lots of useful calculators here for retirement planning, housing decisions and budgeting.

The money mattress
A Spanish bed manufacturer has come up with a novel idea for people who are worried about their savings as a result of the country's banking problems. It's a mattress with a built-in safe. Get the details in this video.

Financial help for young adults
Today at noon (ET), join me in a live discussion about financial advice for people in their late teens, 20s and 30s (and their parents). http://tgam.ca/DsE8. Or, send your questions to rcarrick@globeandmail.com.

More money
Join the 29,000+ 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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About the Author
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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