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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.

Retirement: what's the hurry?
An actuary explains why a retirement age of 66 would take the edge off for people who haven't saved as much as they should for retirement. A readable and smart analysis.

Driving in Ontari-ouch
Ontario's car insurance premiums are the most expensive in Canada, but you won't believe by how much.

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The do-gooders list
Maclean's has published its fourth annual list of the 50 most socially responsible companies. Some in the investment world believe there's a correlation between social responsibility and long-term stock performance.

So what if I'm overpaid?
People who are rich enough to buy things like a sports team or expensive art aren't necessarily shrewd investors. In fact, a study has found that people make worse decisions about the investments they're passionate about than with plain old stocks and bonds.

More money
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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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