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Carrick on money: Give your baby the royal treatment

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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.

Give your baby the royal treatment

The birth of the royal baby is the news hook used here to inform couples about the financial changes they need to make when they start a family.

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Variable-rate mortgages rule

A mortgage broker compares a variable-rate and fixed-rate mortgage using an assumption that short-term interest rates will stay put until mid-2015. The variable-rate option wins.

Bank stocks: Buy Canadian or American?

A comparison of how Canadian bank stocks stack up against their American counterparts.

Cheap but good running shoes

This list of running shoe bargains comes from a U.S. website. Take it with you next time you cross-border shop for runners, which are often much cheaper stateside.

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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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