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Personal Finance Reader

Carrick's Reader: Singletons in retirement 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.

Singletons in retirement

This excerpt from the book 52 Ways to Wreck Your Retirement...and How to Rescue It documents how likely it is that you may end up single in retirement, whether through the death of a spouse, divorce or separation. One result is that you may end up with less retirement income than you thought.

The global view on dividends

Here’s an introduction to a Dutch website called TopYields that tracks the highest-yielding stocks on stock exchanges around the world.

Cut that landline

Seven ways to cut your phone bills, including cancelling your home phone and just using your cell.

Pay more, get more?

A look at the psychology behind our willingness to spend a little more on goods like big-screen TVs to get better quality.

More money

Join the 10,000+ 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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