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Carrick on money: Cheap vacations? Look no further than these cities

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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.

Cheap vacations? Look no further than these cities
Top 10 lists of cheap U.S. and international cities as judged by costs for hotels, airport taxis, restaurants and cocktails.

Welcome to the "everything boom."
This New York Times blog post looks at how the price of a huge variety of investments has soared in recent years. The upshot for investors is that returns are being squeezed, and risk of bubbles is rising.

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The do's and don'ts of debt
Sensible advice on managing debt so that it doesn't overwhelm you.

The latest trends in airline fees
Watch this video to find out how airlines plan to wring more money out of travellers through fees charged to check bags, pre-select seats and so on.

More money
Join the 45,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters.

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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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