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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.

Teaching Financial Literacy On The Back Of A Napkin A collection of "back of the napkin" sketches by financial planner Carl Richards, who contributes to the New York Times' Bucks blog and has a gift for explaining big concepts with simple diagrams.

Retirement Roundup How to save money on day-to-day living so you can put more money away for retirement.

Meet Dave, a 55-year-old who just left the workforce and is blogging about his "retirement journey." Here, he talks about not making an RRSP contribution for the first time in 22 years.

Wrong About Gold Warren Buffett badmouthed gold in his recent letter shareholders, and market watcher Dennis Gartman doesn't much like gold, either. Here's a rebuttal of their views that includes a graph showing how dramatically gold has outperformed shares of Buffett's holding company, Berkshire Hathaway.

Speaking of Berkshire Hathaway, here's an argument that its shares are under valued.

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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