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Rob Carrick’s Reader: You worry too much about the stock market

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 2, 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.

You worry too much about the stock market
New York Times blogger Carl Richards offers five reasons why people who don't need their money for 20 years worry needlessly about stock market ups and downs.

Mondo condo
A Maclean's writer wonders if the latest ostentatious plans for a Toronto condo may just be a signal the city's housing market is headed for a fall.

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Run for the border
All about why running shoes are much more expensive in Canada than in the United States, and what options runners here have for buying shoes from U.S. retailers. There's a cool online tool mentioned here that helps you figure out what size shoe you should buy when placing an online order.

The class of 1988
Meet Eric, a 28-year-old who has had trouble getting his career launched after graduating in 2008. This three-part blog post puts Eric's story in the context of the troubles that many young adults are having in today's workforce. Here's part one, part two and parth three.

More money
Join the 15,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I'm also on Twitter.

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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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