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So you've decided to rent
Tips to help people renting their first apartment manage their finances.

Thoughts on whether to rent an apartment or a condo.

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The CPP is no great bargain
Columnist Andrew Coyne shows that the Canada Pension Plan, the model for the new proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, isn't as cost-efficient as some would suggest. Of course, the real benefit of the CPP is less low cost than it is the fact that it's deducted at source from paycheques and not a discretionary savings plan. If you want people to save, that's the best approach.

Don't dismiss annuities
A lot of individuals and advisers say annuities are a no-go right now because of low interest rates, but there's more to the decision than that.

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Personal Finance Columnist

Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998. Rob's personal finance columns appear in The Globe on Tuesday and Thursday, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears on Saturday. More


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