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Cut down on spending with holiday shopping guide

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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.

Your Holiday Shopping Buddy

Introducing the Canada Post comparison shopper, an online tool that helps you find the best prices for goods of all kinds that can be shipped to Canadian addresses. Canada Post claims to have all-in prices for goods from U.S. stores that include duties and exchange rates.

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Shopping For Advisers

A fresh take on things to look for if you're seeking a new financial adviser from the Riscario Insider blog.

Cheap Traction

How to save money buying winter tires

When a Bubble Bursts

The latest development in the seemingly endless bursting of the U.S. real estate bubble: People taking second mortgages on their homes to pay for lawyers to fight foreclosure notices.

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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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