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Carrick on money: Five things no one knows about retirement

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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.

Five things no one knows about retirement
Number One on this list got my attention: Keeping busy is harder than you'd expect.

The stealth threat to the rental market
All about how Airbnb, an online service where people offer rooms in their apartments to tourists seeking a cheaper hotel alternative, is driving up rental costs in some big cities.

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This Economist article talks about how governments are getting in the way of the "sharing economy," which is a good way of categorizing Airbnb.

Damn your lousy excuses for not saving
A Wall Street Journal writer notes how Americans were scared into saving more by the 2008-09 global financial crisis, but then started spending again. He calls for a savings rate of 12 to 15 per cent of income.

The killer money-making strategy – save more
Looking for the perfect investment? This blog post suggests you'll get a better result just by putting more money away.

More money
Join the 37,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters.

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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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