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Rob Carrick's Reader: Does retirement soften your brain?

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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.

Does Retirement Turn Your Brain Soft?

A reason to consider working after you retire: Studies show that retiring is negatively associated with brain function.

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The Debt Bomb

A scary take on what massive government debts in the United States and other countries could mean to financial markets was recently offered by U.S. market commentator and author John Mauldin in a speech to a Canadian audience.

Something For The Kids

For when they're tired of Harry Potter: A reading list of books to teach kids about economics.

Best of the Blogs

Globe journalists (myself included) and outside bloggers have teamed up to create lists of top money blogs. Now, we want you to vote on which of our picks you like best. In a week, we'll publish your choices for the best of the blogs.

Click here for an overview of 2011's Best of the Blogs nominees

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Vote: What's the best Canadian personal finance blog?

Vote: What's the best Canadian investing blog?

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Editor's note: If you don't receive Rob Carrick's newsletter twice weekly by email, you can sign up to get it for free at The Globe and Mail. All you need to do is register for the site, or if you've already registered, login and go to your profile at the top of the homepage. Once you're in your profile, look under Newsletters and Alerts and look for the Personal Finance Reader and other newsletters. Other financial newsletters include: Business Ticker, a summary of the day's top business stories; Berman's Market Update, a summary of the markets at the open, noon and close; and All-Star Investors, a monthly collection of articles exploring an investing trend or theme.

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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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