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Rob Carrick's Reader: Money - Gen Y tells baby boomers how it is

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

Young Adults Strike Back

A column I wrote this week looked at the economic situation of today's young adults compared to back in 1984, when I was a grad. I think today's 20-somethings have it tougher, and thousands of young people agreed with me in comments they posted on the social news website Reddit. If you think today's younger generation just needs to grow up and stop complaining about high tuition costs and a tough job market, you should really check out what they have to say.

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Here, the New York Times' Economix blog looks at the problem of youth unemployment in the United States. As in Canada, the youth unemployment rate is about double the national rate.

Battle strategy for homebuyers

For those who plan to buy and don't mind getting into a bidding war: Tips on how to win the war.

Today at noon (ET), join us for a live discussion with Rob Carrick: Is Canada heading for a housing price correction?



A home insurance how-to

Tips for making sure you have enough insurance for your home or cottage.



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Editor's note: If you don't receive Rob Carrick's newsletter twice weekly by email, you can sign up to get it for free at The Globe and Mail. All you need to do is register for the site, or if you've already registered, log in and go to your profile at the top of the homepage. Once you're in your profile, look under Newsletters and Alerts and look for the Personal Finance Reader and other newsletters. Other financial newsletters include: Business Ticker, a summary of the day's top business stories; and Berman's Market Update, a summary of the markets at the open, noon and close.

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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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