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Carrick on money: Inside Oscar’s swag bag

Jennifer Lawrence, best actress winner for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," poses with her Oscar backstage at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 24, 2013.

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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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