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Rob Carrick's Reader: Grandparents agree - it's tougher for today's young

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

Even grandparents agree: It's tougher for today's young people

This U.S. survey shows a growing consensus that the financial and employment challenges faced by young adults is unique.

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Getting rich the hard way

The story of Don Johnson, the man who won $15-million dollars playing blackjack at some of Atlantic City's biggest casinos by applying his math abilities and knowledge of how the gaming industry works.

Reward yourself

A look at the new Worldpoints reward credit cards from MBNA.

Caution on covered call ETFs

In this video, an analyst at the independent research firm Morningstar explains the ups and downs of covered called ETFs, a popular new category of exchange-traded funds designed for investors who want higher levels of income than they can get from bonds, GICs and dividends.

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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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