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Rob Carrick’s Reader: Back to school on a budget

Rob Carrick rounds up the best in personal finance reading on the Web.

Don't be a back-to-school fool

Ten ideas for saving money when your kids go back to school. There are tips here for parents of kids in public school, and college or university.

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No cars, no houses

Millenials – 20– or 30-somethings in other words – aren't buying cars and houses like previous generations, and that has big implications for the economy. What's behind the trend ? The Great Recession is one factor, but others include stagnating wages and the emergence of social media and smart phones.

What happens to your iTunes account after you die?

Digital content "exists in a legal black hole," it says in this article. Bottom line: Your music library dies with you.

When companies misbehave

This infographic puts fines levied against corporations in the context of their total annual income.

More money

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About the Author
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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