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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.

Retire at 35? No thanks
A skeptical look at the goal some financial bloggers have of retiring at age 35. The writer of this blog post asks the same question I'd pose: "What the hell are you going to do for the 50 years after that?"

Increase your mortgage IQ
The federal Financial Consumer Agency of Canada has updated its material on renewing and renegotiating your mortgage.

Reap your rewards
This blog post dismisses some commons reasons not to have a credit card linked to a reward program. No, it says here, these cards don't encourage you to spend more.

Gross, but cheap and so very tasty
It's bugs we're talking about here, the great alternative protein source. In the Netherlands, companies are building product lines to raise bugs for human consumption. Grasshoppers and ants are among the best tasting.

Now hear this
Consumer Reports looks at whether Beats headphones by Dr. Dre are worth the premium price. The answer: There are good alternatives that cost less.

More money
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