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Rob Carrick's Reader: Are Canadians stupid about money?

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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.

Are Canadians stupid about money? A rant with its heart in the right place about the way people handle money.

Let 'er rip The Rewards Canada blog wants to hear your stories, both positive and negative, about redeeming Aeroplan points. If enough lively responses pile up, I'll link to them in the Reader later on.

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Those killer questionnaires Here's yet another example of a Canadian who thought he had medical insurance coverage while travelling in the United States, but then had a major claim rejected. The reason? His insurer decided he had not correctly answered a question on a questionnaire he had to fill out to arrange coverage.

Lean the facts about fraud The Financial Highway blog has put together a very useful infographic on investment fraud.

Here's a column I wrote on how to avoid a crooked investment adviser.

More money Join the 10,000+ 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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Editor's note: If you don't receive Rob Carrick's newsletter twice weekly by email, you can sign up to get it for free at The Globe and Mail. All you need to do is register for the site, or if you've already registered, log in and go to your profile at the top of the homepage. Once you're in your profile, look under Newsletters and Alerts and look for the Personal Finance Reader and other newsletters. Other financial newsletters include: Business Ticker, a summary of the day's top business stories; Berman's Market Update, a summary of the markets at the open, noon and close; and All-Star Investors, a monthly collection of articles exploring an investing trend or theme.

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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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