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Carrick on money: The changes ahead for your pension

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The changes ahead for your pension

How pensions provided by government, employers and through personal savings are likely to change in the years ahead. To summarize, individuals will have to save more on their own.

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Are posted mortgage rates on the way out?

ATB Financial, a major banking presence in Alberta, is getting rid of the artificially high posted mortgage rates that are still common at most banks (almost everyone pays a discounted rate). Read here about the positive effects the move will have on people who need to break their mortgage before renewal.

Vote here on where you see house prices in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto in one year. Poll results so far are skewed to the negative side.

Why account transfers take so long

A mutual fund company dishes on how bad its peers are about responding promptly when clients decide to move their accounts to other firms.

Tweeting for dollars

Read down this blog post to find a critical look the role social media is playing in investing. The focus is a couple of tweets from financier Carl Icahn about his purchase of Apple shares. The stock surged on this news, which wasn't available to all investors.

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Join the over 30,000 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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