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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.



Older, But What About Smarter?

This article from the Wall Street Journal shows that people lose their financial acumen as they age, even as the confidence they have in their ability to make financial decisions rises.

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A Sight You Don’t Often See

The vast majority of mutual fund companies sneak through their fee increases without telling anyone. And then there’s Steadyhand Investments, which issued a news release to announce that it’s raising fees slightly to cover part of the extra costs resulting from last year’s introduction of the HST in Ontario and B.C. Steadyhand has been absorbing those costs up until now.

Designer Ketchup

Ketchup joins the long list of products for which there is now a deluxe version. Heinz is now test marketing ketchup made with balsamic vinegar in the U.S. market. Get going, cross-border shoppers, because it’s a limited time offer.

After Work

We talk all the time about the financial aspect of retirement, but there’s a big psychological component as well to this huge milestone. Here, a financial adviser offers some reflections based on the experiences of two retiree clients.















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