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Rob Carrick's Reader: Why you're a hopeless shopper

The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

Why you're a hopeless shopper
It's because you're bad at math. Here are 11 examples of how consumers misread or ignore the numbers in making buying decisions.

Housing prices: Look out below
Economist David Rosenberg, who returned to Canada a couple of years ago after a stretch on Wall Street, offers up some ammunition for those who believe Canada's housing market is headed for a fall.

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Money tips for high school grads
Great financial advice for graduating high school students from a 29-year-old blogger who's been there.

Eat healthy, save money
Tips for buying and handling food that will get you eating healthier and more frugally.

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Join the 14,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I'm also on Twitter.

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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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