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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.

Uncle Sam’s home for retired Canadians
This list of the best U.S. cities for retirees includes a few in warm states like Texas and South Carolina. Cities were selected on the basis of low housing costs, amenities and local activities.

The Canadian Couch Potato blog has provided this very useful rundown on taxation of dividends paid by exchange-traded funds covering U.S. and global markets. Investors may not realize it, but a significant portion of these dividends may be lost to withholding taxes.

Top picks in travel rewards
The Rewards Canada website invites people to vote on their favourite travel rewards credit cards.

Here are this website’s own picks for top cards in 2012.

Think small, homebuyers
Debt guru Gail Vaz-Oxlade writes here about how much money you can save if you buy a smaller home.

More money
Join the 16,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I’m also on Twitter

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