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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 Taxman Cometh

A handy chart to show how 2011 tax changes will affect your take-home pay. You'll find it on the website, which is designed to help people ensure they're making the correct deductions for nannies, caretakers and casual staff. The cost is $5 per month after a 30-day free trial.

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Take Control Of Your Finances

A useful roundup of free websites that will help you get control of your household finances. Ideal for people hoping to make a fresh start in 2011.

Greeting cards, groceries and a bunch of other stuff people often pay too much for.

The Lesson of The Wonky Samsung

Always ask about after-sale service when you buy something. That's the lesson the Canadian Accountant Tips blog learned after buying a Samsung Galaxy Vibrant, a mobile device with a touch screen.

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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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