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Carrick on money: The great cupcake crash of 2013

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 great cupcake crash of 2013
You think the price of gold has fallen hard? Check out the share price of companies making gourmet cupcakes.

Generation Y, just scraping by
Two dozen young Toronto residents were asked to track their finances for the month of February. Here's a sobering summary of what they made, and what they had left to spend. Get to know some of the participants in more detail by clicking here.

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For those who are mad at their bank
Looking for alternatives to the big banks for your financial needs? This Business News Network segment looks at how credit unions are going after the banks to attract customers.

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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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