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Rob Carrick's Reader: The $1,981.05 mistake

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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.

The $1,981.05 Mistake

Maybe it's just me, but the financial blogosphere sometimes seems too full of perfect people who make all the right financial moves. That's why it's so refreshing to read this blog post about a money mistake that - temporarily, at least - cost precisely $1,981.05. Truth be told, I once made a similar mistake myself.

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Attention, Bargain Hunters

Wednesday evening - that's the best time for grocery store bargains, according to this blog post.

Travel Roundup

The Rewards Canada blog's annual ranking of travel rewards credit cards will appear next month; for now, readers are being asked to vote for their own favourite travel cards.

Ten travel gadgets you can buy dad for Father's Day. Me, I want some new running gear.

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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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