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Rob Carrick's Reader: House of the rising insurance premium

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

House Of The Rising Insurance Premium

A thorough look at your options for cutting those ever-rising home insurance premiums.

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Not Enough To Worry About?

Here's a Q&A on a report by consulting firm Towers Watson that outlines 15 major risks ranging from banking crisis and depression to major war and killer pandemic.

Getting The Best Bang For Your Banking Buck

Royal Bank of Canada and Shoppers Drug Mart have teamed up in a new RBC chequing account that earns you Shoppers Optimum points. Here's a review of this account on the website.

Compare the deal you're getting from your bank with what's available elsewhere using this online tool provided by the federal Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.

Money And Marriage

Members of my Facebook personal finance community discuss how important it is to marry someone who isn't bad with money. Not the most romantic crowd.

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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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