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Carrick on money: Don’t ever say this to your spouse about money

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Don't ever say this to your spouse about money
Four tips about talking to your partner about financial matters. The thing you should never say: "I went through the credit card statements and can't believe you spend so much on stuff we don't even need!"

Beware high yield bonds
Another in a long series of warnings that bonds issued by financially weak companies are vulnerable to a decline in value after a huge run-up in recent years. The attraction for investors is higher yields than government or higher quality corporate bonds.

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Moats and magic caves
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Hamburger smackdown
A $65 (U.S.) burger sold by a glitzy Miami resto-lounge goes up against fast food chain Shake Shack. Guess who wins.

More money
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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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