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Carrick on Money: 11 things one blogger stopped buying

Garbage bags full of recycling.

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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.

Riding the frugality express
A personal finance blogger lists 11 things he's stopped buying with no regrets, including software and garbage bags.

Here be pirates
This infographic shows the most commonly pirated counterfeited and consumer goods, including shoes and consumer electronics.

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Many happy returns
The website has created this listing of exchange policies for retailers ranging from to Wal-Mart.

Cheap wheels
The 12 cheapest cars for repair bills.

The best of Globe Investor
Globe Investor is highlighting some of the best features of our website this month with Globe Investor Tips.

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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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