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Carrick on money: The exploding volcano of wastefulness

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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.

The exploding volcano of wastefulness
That's what the financial blogger Mr. Money Mustache calls indulgences like lattes, fancy cars and deluxe cable TV packages. Why listen to him? Because at age 30, he's comfortably retired.

Capitalism: Great for billionaires
A columnist for the website MarketWatch says capitalism works best if you're on the list of the 1,426 global billionaires, up from 322 in 2000. Otherwise, not so much.

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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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