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Carrick on money: Best financial advice for my grandson

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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.

Best financial advice for my grandson
Start saving and investing early, an investing pro writes in a blog post inspired by the birth of his grandson.

Book a hotel, earn some points
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Or, forget hotels for your next vacation
A website called Apartum lets you search for rental apartments in cities around the world. Renting an apartment can be cheaper than a hotel, especially you're travelling with kids, and a lot more fun.

The strange disappearance of the middle class
The decline of the middle class, as seen from the business world's point of view. Increasingly, there's more money to be made in high end dining, clothing and appliances than there is in serving the mass market.

More money
Join the 35,000+ 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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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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