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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. 

Do your own five-minute retirement readiness checkup
Introducing the newly revamped version of the federal government's Canadian Retirement Income Calculator. If you don't know where you stand on retirement saving, it's an excellent place to begin.

I'm not cheap, I'm frugal
The Squawkfox blog on the semantics of saving money.

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Unpaid internships are for suckers
This blogger disses unpaid internships, while promoting the idea of working for free on your own entrepreneurial projects. In other words, yes to working for yourself for free, and no to working free for the man.

Stop believing those online reviews
CBC's Marketplace reports on the alarming extent to which online travel and product reviews have been faked.

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