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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.

As the world earns
An infographic showing which countries are richest, and where the most billionaires are. The most interesting part shows how U.S. billionaires made their money - basically through tech and being born or married into the Wal-Mart empire.

Four countries where women (without kids) out-earn men.

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Best for online banking
Royal Bank edges out TD Canada Trust for top spot in the latest ranking of online banking services by Surviscor.

The years ahead for investors
Two essays that look at what will and won't work for investors in the years ahead. The first of the two looks at the impact of continuing slow economic growth, while the second takes a radical look at where investors will find safety.

The kids are alright
The three winning video submissions to the Financial Literacy Scholarship Competition run by the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (mortgage brokers to the rest of us). I like Number Three best.

The best of Globe Investor
Globe Investor is highlighting some of the best features of our website this month with Globe Investor Tips. The latest tip looks at the Globe's annual ranking of online brokers.

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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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