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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.

All That Glitters

Feeling bold about investing in gold? Here's the Wall Street Journal's take on the 10 biggest myths about gold, starting with "Gold is overvalued."

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If you're new to the gold story, here's a little investing primer.

Here's something I wrote for today's paper on the ins and outs of selling your gold jewellery to cash in on high gold prices.

Move Over, Rover

Etiquette for expensive rock concerts. Covers such controversies as whether it's OK to stand, talk and sing out loud.

Two Sides of Student Debt

Post-secondary students are choking on debt to the point where they have to delay buying homes and having families, this report says.

And yet, young adults are obviously an important market for financial companies. Here's an attempt by American Express to reach out to this demographic with a new website about personal finance called Currency. Blogs, iPhone apps, games, Twitter and more. It all seems very rad to me.

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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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