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Rob Carrick's Reader: How I saved $300 on my cable bill

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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.

How I Saved $300 On My Cable Bill

Two telephone calls, $300 in savings on cable and internet services. See how it's done by reading this post on the Boomer & Echo blog.

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Car Questions

The Money Pincher blog is asking for reader input on a decision about what to do with her leased car - buy it out when the lease expires in January, or lease a new car.

Here are some suggestions on how to save on auto insurance. Our policy is coming up for renewal shortly and I will shortly be adding my 17-year-old son to our coverage. Yikes.

The U.S. Debt Challenge

In a two-part interview with a U.S. money manager, the Today's Economy blog looks at the debt challenge faced by the United States and the ramifications for investors in Canada. Here's part one and here's part two .

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Editor's note: If you don't receive Rob Carrick's newsletter twice weekly by email, you can sign up to get it for free at The Globe and Mail. All you need to do is register for the site, or if you've already registered, login and go to your profile at the top of the homepage. Once you're in your profile, look under Newsletters and Alerts and look for the Personal Finance Reader and other newsletters. Other financial newsletters include: Business Ticker, a summary of the day's top business stories; Berman's Market Update, a summary of the markets at the open, noon and close; and All-Star Investors, a monthly collection of articles exploring an investing trend or theme.

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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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