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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.

How to ace your next home reno
A nifty guide to the fine art of spacing, which means putting things like a bathroom towel rack or a kitchen counter at just the right height and distance from other things in the room.

Vancouver's $599,000 bargain house
It's said to be the lowest-cost detached, freehold house in the city.

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Our Almost Free Baby Story
A blogger's really useful list of ways to cut the cost of being new parents. I was interested to see that there is now such a thing as "pre-owned" cloth diapers. So sorry to have missed that trend as a dad.

Buffett on Bitcoin
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How to follow some of Buffett's best investing ideas using exchange-traded funds.

More money
Join the 36,000+ 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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