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Sending seniors with dementia to Thailand
Can we afford to pay for ourselves, our children and our aging parents with dementia? Here's a look at why a middle-aged woman in Switzerland recently chose to send her 91-year-old mother to a care home in Thailand.

Is Canada's economic miracle over?
The commentary from outside Canada on the country's housing market and economic struggles is increasingly grim. Here, the Wall Street Journal looks at the signs that our "economic miracle" is coming to an end.

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Why is it taking so long to recover from the recession and financial crisis? History professor Niall Ferguson says here that the world economy is in rehab.

TD's take on Aeroplan
A look at the new Aeroplan-linked reward credit cards offered by Toronto-Dominion Bank.

The real cost of dieting
Sure, you may feel and look better. But healthy food costs more and you may need new clothes.

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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