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Carrick on money: Retirement is slowly killing my parents


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Retirement is slowly killing my parents
Dad was laid off in the recession and went into a downward spin; mom is working part-time and spending a lot of time watching TV. A blogger draws some lessons from his parents' retirement experience.

Being poor is bad for your brain
Worrying about money reduces your ability to think clearly and analytically, new research shows.

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Chronic illness, early death and eight other conditions caused by poverty.

Suicide and the economy
A writer investigates the story of her great-grandfather, one of 40,000 people who committed suicide in the midst of the Great Depression.

Mortgage rate declines ahead?
How the shutdown of the U.S. government could cause interest rates to fall.

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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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