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Carrick on money: $99 H&M wedding dress sticks it to wedding industry

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Telling the wedding industry where to go
Introducing the $99 (U.S.) wedding dress from retailer H&M. It will sell for $129 in Canada. The Washington Post's Style blog explains the economic importance of this breakthrough in lowering the high cost of weddings.

Houses vs stocks – what's the better investment?
Stocks, and it's not even close. An investment adviser lays out the numbers here.

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Variable mortgages rule
A mortgage broker with a banking background offers a point-by-point rebuttal of a recent Bank of Montreal report suggesting that five-year fixed mortgages are the best choice right now.

Middle class money angst – real or not?
A look at both sides of the argument over whether the middle class is under severe financial stress.

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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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