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Carrick on money: Is the economy killing love and marriage?

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Killed by the economy: Love and marriage

The weak economic conditions we've seen for a while now are starting to be felt in subtle ways that just coming to light. For example, here's an article on how young Americans are postponing marriage and having kids. And here's a column I wrote on the rising level of stress people are feeling about their finances.

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For those seeking advice

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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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