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Carrick on money: The millionaire’s lament

Rich man in luxury, wealthy.

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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.

The millionaire's lament
All about the challenges of affording a ritzy lifestyle on a banker's salary. Apparently, the more you make, the more you have to spend to keep up appearances.

Stuff you say when you have to move back home
A comedian's take on the things adult kids say when they move back in with their parents.

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Spending to save
This item on behaviour that gets us to spend more than we should is included because it introduces a cool term I've never seen before, which is "spaving." That's when you spend money to save money, as in buying extra items in the supermarket to get one free.

Not the apple of his eye
Warren Buffett would never buy these stocks, some of which are very popular names like Apple.

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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About the Author
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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