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Carrick on money: Why some Aeroplan members are fed up

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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.

Why some Aeroplan members are fed up
Financial blogger Robb Engen writes about the complaints he receives from his readers about the way Aeroplan rewards are calculated and the amount of fees and taxes they pay for flight redemptions.

Emerging markets – buy the sheep, not the goats
A money manager explains the difference between attractive emerging markets – sheep – and the unattractive ones that make up the goats.

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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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