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Rob Carrick's Reader: Cool it with the retirement savings anxiety

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Lee Feldstein

The best of the Web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

Cool It With The Retirement Savings Anxiety

Can we just for a moment interrupt the never-ending national drama over whether we're saving enough money for retirement? Canada has taken fifth place in a ranking of countries with the best retirement systems.

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Voting For Vanguard

The Canadian Capitalist and Canadian Couch Potato blogs have favourable takes on the new exchange-traded funds that the U.S. giant Vanguard is about to list for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Best Of The Web chooses the best financial websites for Canadians.

Your Villa In Tuscany

Wondering what to do next summer? Check out The Villa Book, a listing of villas in France, Italy and elsewhere that you can rent. Prices get more reasonable if you share a big place with some friends or family.

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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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