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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.

Buy presents, earn points
The Rewards Canada website explains how to maximize miles and points earned through customer loyalty and credit card reward programs.

Scamming the elderly
Here's some theorizing on why elderly people are susceptible to financial fraud.

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Pundits who can't keep quiet
A gallery of global financial pundits who are active on social media like Twitter.

Beyond dividend stocks
An investment adviser's blog suggests an alternative for investors who are big on dividend stocks. He likes companies that save cash to grow their businesses rather than paying it out as dividends.

The best of Globe Investor
Globe Investor is highlighting some of the best features of our website this month with Globe Investor Tips. Today, head about Globe Investor's apps for Apple devices and Blackberry.

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About the Author
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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