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Carrick on money: Vacation planning mistakes that cost you money

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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.

Vacation planning mistakes that cost you money
Three to six weeks before a trip is the best time to book, this blog post says. And who knew that booking at night rather than during the day can cost you more?

The start-up costs of owning a dog
All together, these costs were more than this blogger anticipated.

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Paying off debt will help his marriage
A blogger talks about how paying how the massive credit card debt he and his wife racked up will free up some fun money they can use for spur of the moment spending.

What kind of insurance do the experts have?
Seven financial experts were asked what type of life and health insurance they have. Click here to see their answers.

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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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