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Rob Carrick's Reader: Do not disturb - it's Valentine's Day

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

Do Not Disturb: It's Valentine's Day

A survey of how people prefer to celebrate Valentine's Day, and on who should pay for the festivities.

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How Long Will You Live?

It's a relevant question during RRSP season because your expected lifespan is a key variable in determining how much money you need to save. Here's a very cool calculator that uses 13 questions to estimate how long you might last.

TD Does It Again

Here's another example of Toronto-Dominion Bank jacking up fees for its clients. This time, it's safety deposit boxes. Earlier this year, as mentioned in a column I wrote, TD announced higher interest rates on unsecured lines of credit for some customers.

Read About Stuff Instead Of Buying It

How a suddenly hot social website called Pinterest ("organize and share the things you love") can help you reduce your consumption.

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Tune into my Facebook personal finance community for more talk about investing and other financial matters. I'm also on Twitter.

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Editor's note: If you don't receive Rob Carrick's newsletter twice weekly by email, you can sign up to get it for free at The Globe and Mail. All you need to do is register for the site, or if you've already registered, log in and go to your profile at the top of the homepage. Once you're in your profile, look under Newsletters and Alerts and look for the Personal Finance Reader and other newsletters. Other financial newsletters include: Business Ticker, a summary of the day's top business stories; Berman's Market Update, a summary of the markets at the open, noon and close; and All-Star Investors, a monthly collection of articles exploring an investing trend or theme.

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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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