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Carrick on money: Would you like a Rolls Royce with that house?

The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

Would you like a Rolls Royce with that house?
Vancouver, with one of the lowest median incomes in Canada, has seen a boom not only in housing, but in sales of mega-expensive cars. The explanation: Money flowing in from wealthy immigrants.

For those working past age 65
All about the Canadian Pension Plan post-retirement benefit, which allows you to receive CPP while continuing to contribute and earn additional benefits.

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Finding humour in insurance
An insurance brokerage has been collecting some of the funniest global TV commercials selling insurance.

The upside of an aging population
This New York Times article says that "as the population ages, jobs like massage therapist and others like senior fitness trainers, dietitians and nutritionists, personal assistants, handymen, drivers and caterers who prepare meals for shut-ins are on the upswing."

More money
Join the 36,000+ 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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