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Carrick on money: How early should you start saving?

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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.

When to start saving – at birth

Here's evidence that parents can't start too early to teach kids about money and save for their post-secondary education.

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Mom knew how to stretch a buck

A blogger reminisces about the tricks his family used to save money while he was growing up, including having "clean out the fridge" meals once a week and smuggling snacks into the movies.

How to beat baggage fees on Air Canada

Pack smart, and carry your suitcase onto the plane.

Low interest rates are better than no interest rates

A look at some high interest rates savings account options for do-it-yourself investors who use an online broker. These accounts don't pay a lot, but they're better than leaving your money to sit in cash in your account. Small balances typically earn little or nothing.

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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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