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Rob Carrick's Reader: The retirement rat race

Why the rat race is good for your soul

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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.

The Retirement Rat Race Think retirement's all about chilling out after a life in the workforce? Read here about the financial challenges of managing your money as a retiree.

The Money-Marriage Sinkhole The Blonde on a Budget blog makes a case against big weddings. Just not worth the money, she argues.

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How To Save The OAS A scholarly look at some options for changing Old Age Security to keep it affordable as the population ages. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has spoken about raising the age for starting OAS benefits to 67 from 65, but there are many alternatives worth considering.

In this column, I argue in favour of increasing the clawback on OAS benefits received by higher-income seniors.

Bulls To The Slaughter A decidedly bearish look at the investing environment for the years ahead, along with some suggestions on how to manage your portfolio (conservatively and with great attention paid to fees).

More Money Tune into my Facebook personal finance community for more talk about investing and other financial matters. I'm also on Twitter.



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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, log in 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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