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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.

Living longer, spending more
Women live longer than men, which means they need to ensure their money lasts in retirement. Two key points raised in this article are that women should plan as if they will live to 95, and that they should avoid overly conservative portfolios that don't generate enough growth.

The golden rules
The 12 rules for being a true believer in gold as an investment.

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A former U.S. presidential adviser explains why gold prices are not coming back any time soon.

How to save money on home insurance
This list was sent my way by a reader of a column I wrote this week on controlling the cost of protecting your home and possessions.

More money
Join the 28,000+ 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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