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Huge amounts of debt going into retirement could lead to your OAS being clawed back, and losing means-tested government benefits. (Thinkstock)
Huge amounts of debt going into retirement could lead to your OAS being clawed back, and losing means-tested government benefits. (Thinkstock)

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Carrick on money: What if I die in debt? Add to ...

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

What if I die in debt?
It’s a question worth asking when you consider how seniors are increasingly getting comfortable with debt. For answers, check out this blog post.

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Gen Y vs. the workforce
A look at the growing backlash against young adult graduates of college or university being hired as unpaid interns. Some say there’s useful work experience to be gained in an internship, while others say it’s exploitation.

Applying for jobs they never get is big source of frustration to young job seekers. Here, an expert suggests spending more time networking to find work and less time applying for already posted jobs.

Cash your own cheques
Deposit a cheque using your smartphone and without ever visiting a bank branch? Read here about how the online bank ING Direct has just become the first Canadian financial institution to introduce remote cheque cashing.

What thieves want
A slideshow of weird stuff that gets stolen a lot, including bibles and Nutella.

More money
Join the 29,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I’m also on Twitter.

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