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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 truth about condo fees
Beware the condo with the lowest fees, and be aware that condo fees can go up any time. These are two of five smart points raised in this blog post for people who are in the market for a condo.

Retirement by the numbers
The key age milestones for retirement planning, from 55 to 71.

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A step-by-step guide for calling your cable or phone company to ask for lower rates or a better deal (I've done this successfully with our cable/Internet and mobile phone bills).

The loser list
Ten dud products called out by Consumer Reports, including one car model.

The best of Globe Investor
Globe Investor is highlighting some of the best features of our website this month with Globe Investor Tips.

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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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