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Rob Carrick's Reader: Help, my parents are bad with money

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

Help, My Parents Are Bad With Money

Gail Vaz-Oxlade blogs on the plight of people watching their parents fail to save money and mire themselves in debt.

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Love And Money

Five conversations about money for people who are moving in together, including who'll pay the bills and how much debt you bring to the relationship.



iPod Gut Check

This has nothing to do with personal finance, but it's darned interesting. A look at how iPods work, from the inside out.



Personal Finance on Facebook

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Subscribe to my Facebook page for discussions like the one last week on the rates of return that people are expecting on their balanced portfolios after fees.





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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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