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Carrick best reads: These should be your financial goals

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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.

These should be your financial goals
This list of good financial goals for everyone includes a mix of the obvious – get out of debt – and more subtle ideas like charitable giving and not being addicted to accumulating "stuff."

Five insider tips for choosing an adviser
An investment pro suggests you apply these criteria when finding an adviser.

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Tipping habits around the world
Customary tips on a restaurant meal in global cities.

The bargain hunter's guide to military surplus
The British army is selling off surplus equipment to raise money that can be deployed for other purposes. Among the items available are army jackets from the equivalent of $23 to $75 (Canadian) and Scimitar armoured reconnaissance vehicles for about $75,000 each.

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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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