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Carrick on money: Why your neighbours have more money than you

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

Why your neighbours have more money than you
The explanation could their be liberal use of credit cards, it could be their skill in finding deals or it it could be five other reasons listed here.

Obama, Romney and the markets
The widely respected U.S. money manager Bill Gross says neither U.S. presidential candidate offers much advantage to the markets.

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My family is my bank
A New York Times story about a family where members contribute to a savings fund that future generations can tap to help pay for college or university. An impressively simple way for families to help each other solve financial challenges.

Tax relief for the sick
Tax breaks may be available if you have a parent who falls ill and needs special medical care.

More money
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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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