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Carrick on money: Greed, meet lust, envy and gluttony

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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.

Greed, meet lust, envy and gluttony
"Did you know your personal finances are subject to the very same seven deadly sins that many believe afflict the human soul?" a blogger writes here. "It's true."

How to find affordable life insurance
An insurance broker offers 40 tips for saving on the cost of life insurance.

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Turn your kid into an entrepreneur
This New York Times blog post looks at one family's take on allowances. Instead of paying a set amount or tying payments to regular chores, the parents ask their son to figure out what special tasks need doing and the pay him for that.

How to be a scotch snob
If you're going to buy fine Scotch, you should know how to pronounce all those prickly Scottish names on the label. Here's a guide in video format.

More money
Join the 35,000+ 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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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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