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Carrick on money: The bad investment hall of fame

Flushing Money Down the Toilet

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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.

The bad investment hall of fame
Eight companies that proved to be historically bad investments. Quite a few of them were dotcom disasters from the tech boom that more than a decade ago.

Tax the hipsters!
They're annoying, so why not tax them? That's the question discussed in this whimsical blog post.

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What's a hipster, you ask?
Click here for a definition from the Urban Dictionary.

Enjoy your stay in hotel hell
Here's a fun read – 10 secrets of the hotel industry, as told by a guy who worked his way up from valet to front desk staff in New York City. A couple of these will be of interest to people booking hotel bargains online…"book on a discount site, get a discount experience."

How the Internet destroyed the middle class
A new book called Who Owns The Future looks at how technology, especially the internet, has eroded the employment and job stability that were the foundation of the middle class.

More money
Join the 28,000+ 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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