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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.

Are low mortgage rates here to stay?
A look at how financial markets are getting more comfortable with the idea that interest rates will stay low for longer than expected.

Retirement's easy with no debt and a modest lifestyle
A blogger crunches the numbers and finds that estimates of how much people need to save for retirement can be way overblown. The key to getting by on less is to go into retirement with no mortgage or consumer debt, and to live modestly.

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Death is no excuse
An 81-year-old widow is hounded by a car company's lawyers to pay more than $2,300 (U.S.) in lease payments on a vehicle her husband drove. The car has been returned to the company.

She said yes to the dress
A bride to be documents her search for the perfect wedding dress.

Checking in with Gen Y
We're running a week-long series that looks at how the young adults of Generation Y are doing in today's economy. You can follow the series here or on Twitter using the hashtag #genYmoney.

More money
Join the 45,000+ 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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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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