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Carrick on money: How to save a fortune, and your marriage

Diamond engagement ring and other wedding costs.

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How to save a fortune, and your marriage
Simple – don't overspend on a wedding. I like this quote: "A diamond may be forever, but a marriage built on materialism and debt sits on shakier ground."

A study shows bigger weddings lead to more divorces.

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Learning from my parents' debts
A blogger lists the lessons she learned while watching her parents work through their debts.

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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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