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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.

Your parents had an easier retirement than you will

Longer lifespans and the shrinking number of companies offering pensions are among unique challenges faced by retirees of the future.

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18 things to do now to prepare for the next five years

An entrepreneur offers some advice to his 25-year-old self, including a few financial suggestions.

Introducing the Robin Hood index

It looks at what would happen if the wealthiest person in various countries, including Canada, gave away their money to the poor.

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