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Carrick on money: My iPhone ate my paycheque

Apple’s iPhone 5 features a 4-inch Retina display and is thinner and lighter than the iPhone 4S, but taller. There are 3 models: 16 gigabyte, 32 GB and 64 GB. Available from Bell, Rogers and Telus starting at $699 (no contract) for the 16 GB model.

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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.

My iPhone ate my paycheque
How family budgets have been negatively affected by the cost of having an iPhone, which may require a more expensive cell phone service plan than a conventional phone.

DIY TFSAs + RRSPs
A useful comparison of online brokerage fees and commissions for TFSA and RRSP accounts. One proviso: Questrade, one of the brokers mentioned, appears to be advertising on this site. Just so you know.

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Rewards from Starbucks
The Grocery Alerts website runs down the pluses and minuses of changes being made to the customer loyalty program at Starbucks.

The "small" scam
All about how people consume more when products are labelled as being "small" in size.

More money
Join the 16,000+ 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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