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Necklace robbery. Stealing.

The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

When rich people steal
A list of the Top 10 wealthiest thieves, including a millionaire's daughter who stole make-up with $320 (U.S.) in her purse.

Return of the variable rate mortgage
A whopping 85 per cent of new mortgages have a fixed as opposed to variable rate today, compared with a historical average of 65 per cent. But, as this blog post explains, variable rate loans are betting a little more attractive these days.

For Costco fanatics
Costco's executive membership costs an extra $55 per year. Here's a blog post that looks at whether it's worth the price.

Rent vs. buy
This infographic covers the pros and cons of renting a home and owning.

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