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Carrick on money: Is a $700 Canada Goose parka worth it?

A red Canada Goose Jacket is pictured in this file photo.

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Is a $700 Canada Goose parka worth it?
The Squawkfox blog, devoted to frugal living, asks whether there can possibly be value in such an expensive winter jacket.

Investing thoughts for 2014
Global stock markets will outperform Canada in 2014, the chief investment officer of Sun Life Global Investments says here. He also says our dollar will fall, and gold and energy will again struggle.

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Where to find long-term investing data
The website longrundata.com has added Canadian stocks to a database that tracks historical share price returns and dividend growth.

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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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