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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.

House Hunting In The City

Houses in cool neighborhoods cost big bucks. Here's how to find an up-and-coming part of the city where prices haven't yet moved to premium levels.

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Good News On The Economy: Shoplifting Is Up

Finally, a positive indicator on U.S. economic growth: Retail employees are stealing more from the stores where they work. Apparently, thefts like this increase when times are good because workers aren't as desperate to keep their jobs.

No Vacation From Risk

A look at vacation planning from the point of view of what happens if you get sick or hurt while away.

Trading, But Not The Kind You Think

Forget stock trades. Back in 1973, the trade that caught everyone's attention involved the swapping of families by New York Yankees pitchers Mike Kekich and Fritz Peterson. Yup, they traded wives, kids and pets.

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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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