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Carrick on money: The Top Five travel reward programs

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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 Top Five travel reward programs
The RewardsCanada website ranks credit card travel rewards in terms of the overall value they provide. Rewards plans focusing on flights, hotels and general travel make the list.

Getting to know annuities
RetirementAction.com has been running a series that exhaustively covers the issue of how annuities might fit into your retirement income planning. Here's a link to Part Five, where you'll find other links to the first four parts.

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There's growing inequality among millionaires
A theme we've heard a lot about lately is income inequality between high net worth individuals and everyone else. But it says here that that there's a growing gap between ultra high net worth types and mere millionaires. Oh, the unfairness.

What's your after-tax return on ETFs?
This blog post introduces a spreadsheet investors can download for free to calculate the after-tax return on their exchange-traded funds. There's also some good info on the types of ETFs that are best held in and out of registered accounts.

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