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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.

Exit from wedding bell hell
Eight reasons to consider eloping instead of paying for a wedding.

Should you join the group?
The Canadian Capitalist blog crunches the numbers for group registered education savings plans, and mutual fund-based RESPs you can set up at a bank or brokerage. The list of fees charged by group RESP plans is eye opening.

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The afterlife of an Ikea product
The website Ikea Hackers is all about ways to modify and recycle Ikea home furnishings.

Who not to talk to if you're swamped by debt
This blog post says we need to better educate heavily indebted people about their options so they don't have to use predatory debt-settlement companies.

More money
Join the 19,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I'm also on Twitter.

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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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