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Carrick on money: Dear debt, it’s over between you and me

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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.

Dear debt – it's over between you and me
A financial blogger ends a dead-end relationship with debt by saying she's moving on.

Cheap wheels
A list of the cheapest cars available today. The prices are for the U.S. market, but you still get an indication of where the bargains are at Canadian dealerships.

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A look at the pros and cons for buying new and used cars.

Gen Y and the Globe and Mail
Here's a video in which the Globe is flippantly criticized for "hating" young people, specifically the group of late teens and 20-somethings who make up Generation Y.

It's a conclusion based on a few random headlines and not a serious look at the breadth of coverage we have given to the challenges faced by young adults. Some examples drawn from the past year or so:

1.) The Who Had It Worse Time Machine: An online tool showing how the economic well being of young adults has steadily worsened in recent years.
2.) Generation Nixed: A comprehensive look at why young people are struggling to find their footing in today's economy.
3.) An audio slideshow in which young adults explain the challenges they face
4.) A 30-year-old job seeker speaks out
5.) How the world economy will pay for youth joblessness
6.) Spare a thought for unemployed and underemployed youth
7.) Almost one million young Canadians not in school and without a job
8.) The tribulations of being a Gen Y renter

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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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