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Successful broker considered 'world's cheapest man'

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

King Of Cheap

Meet a strong candidate for the world's cheapest man. He's a highly successful stock broker who brings his lunch to work, drives a 1992 Lincoln and had the carpet in his office repaired with duct tape.

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Fix It, Don't Flush It

Introducing iFixit, a website that will help you trouble-shoot and repair your malfunctioning electronic toys and gadgets.

Lucky Number Three

A cost-benefit analysis of all available mortgage terms finds a sweet spot in the three-year fixed-rate mortgage.

Achieving Marital Bli$$

How husbands and wives can stop fighting about money and settle their differences. Just so you know, even personal finance columnists have to make financial compromises with their spouses.

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 Trade by Numbers, 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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