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Rob Carrick’s Reader: Be the master of your next disaster

A firefighting helicopter drops water on a wildfire in the Angeles National Forest north of Glendora, Calif., on Sept. 3, 2012.

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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.

Be the master of your next disaster

The Squawkfox blog looks at what personal items and pieces of ID you should think about having handy in case you have to flee your home as a result of a fire or natural disaster. Some good ideas here about staying organized at a stressful time.

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Retirement planning in your 20s

A list of ways people in their 20s can start preparing for retirement. A smart suggestion here: Join your comapny's pension plan, especially if your employer matches your contributions.

The sad story of Sony

I was explaining to 15-year-old son the other day that the Sony Walkman was the iPod of its day. What ever happened to Sony as a must-have brand? This stock chart tells the story.

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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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