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Carrick on Money Carrick best reads: Let’s talk about home buyers’ regret

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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.

Let's talk about home buyers' regret
A discussion on my Facebook personal finance page prompted blogger Robb Engen to write about people rushing to pay off their mortgages, even though they have super low interest rates.

Adult kids can ruin your retirement
I'm including this U.S.-focused article because it's an example of the blame-the-kids narrative in looking at the issue of young adults moving back home. The parents I speak to with kids moving home are much more focused on why their kids can't get traction in the job market than the cost of extra groceries.

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Why millennials should have their kids early
One good reason is that the sooner your kids have grown up and left home, the sooner you can ramp up your retirement saving.

This will end badly
College students in China are actively trading stocks, often with money from their parents. Reminds me of what was going on in North America just before the tech bubble popped.

More money
Join the people who are part of 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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