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Personal Finance Reader

30 years old and financially doomed Add to ...

The best of the Web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

Thirty Years Old And Heading For Financial Disaster

I see a lot of newsletters from financial advisers and they're usually........whoa, sorry I dozed off just thinking about how boring they are. Now for something completely different - a well-argued tirade about the problem of young people who are financial slackers. Warning: the headline's a little more blunt and earthy than you may be used to seeing when reading about saving and investing.

A Preferred Approach To Income

How mixing some preferred shares into your portfolio can help you generate more income than you'll get from bonds.

The Dope on Taxes

Here's a go-to website for your tax questions. I use it myself.

The Madoff File

Two Financial Times reporters talk to Bernie Madoff in only his second press interview since he was imprisoned for one of the great investment frauds ever. Well-written and worth reading. Surprise revelation: Madoff reads Danielle Steel novels.

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