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Carrick on money: Worst time ever to retire?

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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.

Worst time ever to retire?

There are some serious challenges facing today's retirees, including ultra-low interest rates. But this U.S.-focused article offers both some perspective for retirees, and suggestions on how to ensure your retirement is financially secure.

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Here's a column I wrote this week on five financial realities dictated by our increasingly long lifespans.

How students can eat on the cheap

All about soup, pasta and other friends of the college or university student trying to live on a budget.

What to do with bonds

The chairman of the giant investment firm BlackRock offers some thoughts on what to do about bonds, which have been falling in price lately.

Toronto real estate at its finest

Presented for your amusement – a blog that highlights the weird, wild and wacky in Toronto's real estate market.

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More money

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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