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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The gift of a debt-free education

POSTED BY Rob Carrick

If parents can’t help their kids graduate debt-free, the next best thing is to limit that debt. In today’s challenging world for young adults, that’s a great early inheritance. MORE

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The case for ethical investing

POSTED BY Rob Carrick

Responsible investing (RI) at its most basic can mean taking an investing approach that excludes companies in fields such as armaments or tobacco. It can also involve a focus on best-in-class companies. MORE

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Dividend stocks for retirement income – can you handle it?

POSTED BY Rob Carrick

A well-chosen portfolio of dividend stocks could be reasonably expected to give you a generous cost of living increase every year, but there’s a catch. MORE

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Financial goals for your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s

POSTED BY Rob Carrick

Even if you’re going to be retiring later in life, we need to maintain some standards about which financial goals you should reach at various ages. So let’s do a quick survey. MORE

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

POSTED BY Rob Carrick

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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