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Carrick on money: Charity begins with new Super Credits

The new First-Time Donor’s Super Credit, which was introduced in last week’s federal budget to encourage people who have not yet donated money to charity

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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.

Not all 20-somethings are economically doomed
The economic challenges faced by young adults have been well documented, but here's some good news for those in the United States. With housing prices depressed and the stock markets only back to where they were in 2008, they may benefit from a bull market for both. Here in Canada, housing prices never fell.

In my Tuesday column, I look at Statistics Canada data showing how far young adults in this country have regressed over the past few decades in terms of their economic status. Be sure to check out our new Who Had It Tougher Time Machine, an online interactive tool that lets you compare economic conditions when you graduate to recent conditions.

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A curmudgeon talks personal finance
It says here that there are only four story lines in personal finance and newspapers just rotate through them.

The reward for giving
This infographic explains the new First-Time Donor's Super Credit, which was introduced in last week's federal budget to encourage people who have not yet donated money to charity.

Best deals in Vancouver
If you're travelling to Vancouver, check out this collection of the best deals in food, shopping and activities.

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