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



Down With Retirement Pornography



The Canadian Capitalist blog reviews the new book 10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Retirement, which is described as an invaluable source of straight talk on matters such as retirement porn. The term refers to the financial industry's endless use of images of seniors on beaches and ski hills to sell their investment products.



Mortgage Handcuffs



An important change in mortgage rules from Toronto-Dominion Bank will force clients to pay legal fees if they want to transfer a maturing mortgage to another bank, while also making it easier to set up a home-equity line of credit. The Canadian Mortgage Trends blog reports.

















Your Travel Dollars



Vegas is hurting in the recession, the New York Times reports. Suggests there are deals to be had.



Ten things to do in 24 hours in New York City.





Having It All



In honor of Thanksgiving, the Reader brings you another chapter in its continuing exploration of how tough economic times have coincided with new heights of food excess and gluttony. Here, we have the Pumpple, a cake with an apple and pumpkin pie baked inside.









































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