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Carrick on money: It’s more fun to shop than to buy


The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

It's more fun to shop than to buy
You'll get more satisfaction from contemplating a purchase than by actually buying something, this blog post argues.

Flat-earth thinking in the investment world
A columnist wonders why so many people ignore the case for index investing and instead pin their hopes on fund managers who often can't deliver of the major stock and bond indexes.

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Investment fads of yesteryear
A look at investing fads going back to 1996 and the leadup to the tech meltdown.

"The world is a rigged game"
Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi, a ferocious critic of the financial industry, uses this phrase to describe an alleged manipulation of key interest rates by global banks.

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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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