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Carrick on money: Retro tips for cheap trips

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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.

Retro tips for cheap trips
A list of old-school tips for saving money on travel, like calling hotels and rental car agencies directly and reading the local paper. The author assumes you're already using the many web-based resources for cheap travel.

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Costco: The pros and cons
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About the Author
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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