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Carrick on money: Fight inflation in retirement with dividend stocks

A man looks over a brochure offering various retirement savings options, Feb. 3, 2012. Baby boomers' demand for income will support dividend stock prices for years to come.

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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.

Fight inflation in retirement with dividend stocks
Here's a look at five U.S. dividend stocks that have the potential to offset inflation through regular dividend increases.

I wrote a column recently on this same topic and it features some Canadian dividend stocks that have been inflation beaters.

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Digging for dividends
A blogger runs through some favourite Canadian exchange-traded funds that focus on dividend-paying stocks.

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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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