The best of the Web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
Does Retirement Turn Your Brain Soft?
A reason to consider working after you retire: Studies show that retiring is negatively associated with brain function.
The Debt Bomb
A scary take on what massive government debts in the United States and other countries could mean to financial markets was recently offered by U.S. market commentator and author John Mauldin in a speech to a Canadian audience.
Something For The Kids
For when they're tired of Harry Potter: A reading list of books to teach kids about economics.
Best of the Blogs
Globe journalists (myself included) and outside bloggers have teamed up to create lists of top money blogs. Now, we want you to vote on which of our picks you like best. In a week, we'll publish your choices for the best of the blogs.
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