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Carrick on money: Four bogus excuses for not investing

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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.

Four bogus excuses for not investing
An article written by a guy who didn't start investing until he was in his 50s and now realizes his excuses don't hold up.

"Prom is the new wedding"
A U.S.-focused look at how much money parents are spending for their kids to attend their high school prom.

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The digital dorm
This infographic suggests ways students can save money through technology in the form of social media and online services like Skype, Spotify, Twitter and Instagram.

Poor man's gold
That's why they call silver, which is the subject of this fascinating blog post about two Texas brothers who tried and failed to corner the silver market more than 30 years ago. Silver prices rose to $50 (U.S.) per ounce as a result of their actions, then plunged. Today, silver trades in the $24 range.

More money
Join the 28,000+ 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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