Investing Through the Ages

About Rob Carrick

Rob Carrick has been a personal finance columnist for The Globe and Mail for 14 years and has been writing about investing, business and economics for more than two decades. Rob writes three columns a week for The Globe, and he's on Facebook and Twitter.

Rob is the author of the book How Not to Move In With Your Parents: The Young Person's Complete Guide to Financial Empowerment. He is also the author of Rob Carrick's Guide to What's Good, Bad and Downright Awful in Canadian Investments Today, and several other books. Rob has a BA in political science from York University, an honours BA in journalism from Carleton University and is a graduate of the Canadian Securities Course. He lives in Ottawa with his wife and two sons.

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Grads: simple and sane ways to approach your new financial reality

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A final point on consumption and debt: after years of living like a student, you’ll be tempted to treat yourself to a higher standard of living. MORE

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Handling investment loss

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Be honest – are you a “buy high, sell low” investor? One of the most basic investing guidelines is to buy low and sell high, but investors so often end up doing the opposite. MORE

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Should you delay CPP? How to plan around a post-65 retirement age

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Early retirement is such a last-century concept. Retirement delayed – now that’s a much more relevant topic in today’s world. Many of us will work past age 65, some of us because we didn’t save enough in our younger years and some of us because we choose to stay busy and engaged. MORE

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Investing for retirement and the risk of playing it too “safe”

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My nomination for the most misunderstood term in investing is “risk.” MORE

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5 Smart short-term money management practices

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I’m a hands-off person when it comes to managing money on a day-to-day basis. MORE

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