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Carrick on money: What to study if you want to make money

For guys in Canada, engineer was the most popular childhood dream job at 7.3 per cent.

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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.

What to study if you want to make money
A U.S. take on the university programs that deliver the biggest paycheques. Engineers dominate.

Here's a recent column I wrote on the Canadian university programs with the best and worst payoffs.

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The Calgary Youth Employment Centre put together this very useful website to help young adults understand their career and employment options. Send the link to your teens.

Financial lessons for my 18-year-old self
Some simple, smart rules for helping a young adult get started financially. I especially like the idea presented here of using seven bank accounts to help budget money for the short and long term. I do something quite similar myself.

In these videos , a few successful women and men reflect on their past and offer life advice to their 23-year-old selves. Age 23 was used here because it's when people have typically completed their undergraduate degrees.

Credit cards for students?
I'm not big on students having credit cards – a good rule is no income, no credit card. But in recognition of that fact that some students will end up with a card anyway, here's a list of top student cards chosen by the greedyrates.ca website. There are also lists of best reward and low-rate cards.

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Join the 31,000+ 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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